USC vs. Arizona State Prediction
Will Arizona State pull off the upset tonight when it hosts its Pac-12 rival USC at 10:45PM ET?
ODDSMAKERS LIKE: USC. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Trojans are now 3.5-point road favorites to beat the Sun Devils, who opened as 4-point home underdogs. As for the total, the number hit the board at 57 but has been bet up a full two points to 59 at the majority of sports books.
THE PUBLIC LIKES: Arizona State. There's plenty of time before kickoff but as of this writing, 56% of public bettors are backing the underdog Sun Devils and taking the points.
HISTORICAL TRENDS LIKE: The favorite. In the last six meetings between two teams, the favorite is 5-1 against the spread. That said, the Trojans are 0-4 against the number in their last four conference games and are winless at 0-6 against the spread in their last six games overall. The Sun Devils, meanwhile, are 4-0 against the spread in their last four conference games, are 4-0 at the betting window in their last four games overall, and have covered in 10 of their last 13 home games.
WHO WE LIKE: Arizona State. These two teams head into tonight's game heading in different directions. The Trojans were shredded a week ago in South Bend and are dealing with a slew of injuries on offense. The Sun Devils, meanwhile, upset Washington two weeks ago as a 17.5-point home underdog and then turned around and beat Utah as a 10-point road dog last week. Arizona State is playing its best football of the season, has been a covering machine of late, and is taking on a depleted USC team that watched its playoff hopes vanish a week ago. I'm taking the home dog.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 9 PICK: ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS +3.5