Arizona State vs. USC Pick
Which Pac-12 team will get back on track when USC hosts Arizona State at 8:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, USC is favored at home in this game, as the Trojans are getting odds of -8 points against Arizona State. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 161 points. Arizona State has won three of the last five in this series, but USC has covered in three of the last four meetings.
Arizona State has lost three straight coming into this game. The Sun Devils are now just 9-10 overall and 2-4 in the Pac-12. They are also just 6-10-2 against the spread overall and 2-7-1 against the spread on the road. ASU struggles on defense, which is the cause of their losses. They give up 83.9 points per game on the season while scoring 81.5 points per game on offense. Away from home, ASU scores just 78.4 points while allowing 86 points per contest. Torian Graham is averaging 18.5 points per game to lead the team while Obinna Oleka is adding 13.4 points and 10.4 rebounds per contest.
USC is just 1-3 in its last four games overall and against the spread to fall to 16-4 overall and 3-4 in the Pac-12. The Trojans are 9-10 against the spread on the season despite being just 2-8 ATS in their last 10. USC is a defensive-minded team, allowing 70.8 points per game this season while scoring 78 points per game on offense. At home, the Trojans are scoring 80.4 points on offense and allowing only 67.8 points per game. Chimezie Metu is leading the team with 14 points and 7.8 rebounds per game while Jordan McLaughlin is adding 13.9 points and 5 assists per contest.
Both teams are struggling coming into tonight’s game, however, USC has the edge at home. The Trojans will be able contain this ASU offense, and get some extra points against this poor defense. The Sun Devils are allowing opponents to shoot 52 percent on their home floors. I like USC to cover in this one tonight.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: USC -8