USC Trojans face Arizona State Sun Devils: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
USC Trojans vs Arizona State Sun Devils Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Arizona State Sun Devils try to run the USC Trojans off the court at Wells Fargo Arena in college hoops action.
The Sun Devils bring a 14-4 record (8-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 8-11 Trojans, who are 7-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Arizona State go 3-7 so far and the Trojans go 9-8.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Arizona State sat as 6.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 58-ranked Sun Devils and the No. 214-rated Trojans in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 74-66 win for the Sun Devils on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Trojans is ranked No. 200 in NCAA hoops at 34.4 per game. Contrast that with Arizona State’s No. 76 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Arizona State is the No. 87-ranked team in the country at 7.1 per game, while USC rates No. 291 at 4.8 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, USC owns the country's No. 185-rated mark, allowing 70.2 points per game on the highway. Arizona State, on the other hand, rates No. 165 in scoring at home.
In their last action, USC was a 69-68 winner at home against Oregon State. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. USC got 19 points from Byron Wesley en route to a 69-68 victory over Oregon State on Saturday at Galen Center.
Arizona State was a 71-54 loser in their most recent outing at home against Arizona. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs. Arizona State got 22 points from Jahii Carson but lost anyway, 71-54, to Arizona on Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena.
USC Trojans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Arizona are 6-4
After playing Oregon State are 5-5
After a win are 2-8
Arizona State Sun Devils Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing UCLA are 6-4
After playing Arizona are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few Trojans at Sun Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of USC's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of USC's last 6 games when playing on the road against Arizona State
USC is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
USC is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Arizona State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona State's last 5 games
Arizona State is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home
Arizona State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against USC
Arizona State is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games
USC at Arizona, Saturday, January 26
Arizona State home to UCLA, Saturday, January 26