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Sun Devils open as college hoops underdog vs Trojans

Arizona State Sun DevilsUSC Trojans
Jan 5, 10:30 PM | Galen Center

Arizona State Sun Devils vs USC Trojans Odds

4-9TEAM RECORD5-10

The USC Trojans will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the Sun Devils at Galen Center in NCAAB action.

Supporters of the Sun Devils have watched them go 4-9 and 2-11 ATS on the year, while the Trojans are at 5-10 and 6-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Trojans are 4-10, while the Sun Devils have a 6-7 mark.

View Arizona State vs USC Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Trojans as 7-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 142-ranked Trojans and the No. 176-rated Sun Devils in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 61-59 win for the Trojans on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Sun Devils rank No. 216 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.4 per game. That compares with USC’s No. 335 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where USC is college basketball's No. 327-ranked team at 4.1 per game, while the Sun Devils rate No. 255 with 5.3 per game.

Defensively, Arizona State features the nation's No. 54-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.8 points per game. USC, meanwhile, comes in at No. 338 nationally in scoring at home.

Arizona State was a 68-51 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Arizona. They failed to cover the 10.5–point spread as underdogs. Arizona State suffered a 68-51 loss against Arizona on Saturday, getting 12 points from Ruslan Pateev in a losing effort at McKale Center.

In their last action, USC was a 51-43 loser on the road against Stanford. They failed to cover the 7.5–point spread as underdogs. The Trojans got 12 points from Alexis Moore, but it was Stanford that prevailed in a 51-43 final on Saturday at Maples Pavilion.

Arizona State Sun Devils Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing UCLA are 5-5
After playing Arizona are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

USC Trojans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Arizona are 7-3
After playing Stanford are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

A few Sun Devils at Trojans trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Arizona State's last 8 games when playing on the road against USC
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona State's last 7 games on the road
Arizona State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against USC
Arizona State is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
USC is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Arizona State
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of USC's last 8 games when playing at home against Arizona State
USC is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Arizona State
USC is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Arizona State

Next up:
Arizona State at UCLA, Saturday, January 7
USC home to Arizona, Sunday, January 8

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