|3/1/2008 USC at Arizona State Free Picks by Jeff Alexander|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Saturday, 01 March 2008 06:49|
The USC Trojans take on the Arizona State Sun Devils Saturday and Jeff Alexander suggests putting 1 unit on ASU to cover the spread. Oddmakers from online sportsbook Bodog opened the betting line at Arizona State –1, but the line has since risen to Arizona State –1.5.
Alexander writes: I look for the Sun Devils to bounce back from a blowout defeat at home, where they have been very good all year, in this one. ASU is 12-4 at home this season and will be anxious to wash the taste of a poor performance against UCLA out of its mouth here, especially against a team which beat them the first time around this season. ASU is 11-3 ATS in home games revenging a loss where they scored less than 60 points over the last 2 seasons. The Sun Devils are 8-1 ATS in home games versus very good shooting teams - making >=48% of their shots over the last 3 seasons and 6-0 ATS in home games versus good defensive teams - shooting pct defense of
Public betting information shows that of the 2,550 wagers currently placed on tonight’s game, 70% of bettors like USC to cover the 1.5-point spread against Arizona State. Accuscore has ASU as a 55% favorite.
Some trends to consider for tonight’s game:
-USC is 16-8 ATS (+7.2 Units) in all games this season.
-USC is 16-8 ATS (+7.2 Units) in all lined games this season.
-USC is 17-6 ATS (+10.4 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
-USC is 8-2 ATS (+5.8 Units) in road games this season.
-USC is 8-2 ATS (+5.8 Units) in road lined games this season.
-USC is 23-12 ATS (+9.8 Units) against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.
-USC is 9-2 ATS (+6.8 Units) in road games versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game over the last 2 seasons.
-ARIZONA ST is 3-2 against the spread versus USC over the last 3 seasons
-USC is 3-2 straight up against ARIZONA ST over the last 3 seasons
-4 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
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