USC Trojans host Arizona State Sun Devils in college basketball action
Arizona State Sun Devils vs USC Trojans Odds
Arizona State travels to USC on Saturday, hoping to boost its 20-9 record with a victory over the Trojans.
USC will face the 20-9 Sun Devils, who own a 14-9-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Trojans are 14-12 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Sun Devils are 7-14 favoring the OVER.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, USC sat as 2-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. 169-ranked Trojans and the No. 99-rated Sun Devils in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 73-67 win for the Sun Devils on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits USC's No. 195-ranked offense, averaging 66.8 PPG, against a Sun Devils defense that ranks No. 154 at 65.8 PPG. The Trojans field goal percentage has averaged 43.2% so far, less than the Sun Devils marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.7% per game.
Defensively, Arizona State features the nation's No. 196-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.6 points per game. USC, meanwhile, comes in at No. 246 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Arizona State, they were a 79-74 loser as they battled UCLA on the road. They covered in the match as an 8.5-point underdog. Arizona State got 22 points from Jahii Carson but lost anyway, 79-74, to UCLA on Wednesday at Pauley Pavilion.
USC was an 89-78 winner in their most recent outing at home against Arizona. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. USC earned an 89-78 victory over Arizona on Wednesday, getting 22 points from Eric Wise at Galen Center.
Arizona State Sun Devils Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Arizona are 7-3
After playing UCLA are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
USC Trojans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Arizona are 3-7
After a win are 4-6
A few Sun Devils at Trojans trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Arizona State's last 9 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 4-13 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Arizona State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against USC
USC is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Arizona State
USC is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of USC's last 9 games when playing at home against Arizona State
USC is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Arizona State at Arizona, Saturday, March 9
USC at Washington, Wednesday, March 6