Trojans face Sun Devils in Week 5 odds
|Southern Cal Trojans||Arizona State Sun Devils|
A pair of Pac-12 South contenders who each already own one conference loss meet when 2-1 Arizona State hosts 3-1 USC Saturday night in Tempe (10:30 pm ET, ESPN2).
As of early this week the Sun Devils, who just lost badly at Stanford, were favored by 6.5 points over the Trojans, who lost three weeks ago to Washington State.
The Trojans will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 1-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Sun Devils are 1-2 ATS. Southern Cal is 1-3 on the totals; Arizona State is 3-0.
Bettors going with the Sun Devils in this game found them listed as -5-point favorites on the Pac 12 betting line at Sportsbook.ag earlier in the week.
This game matches up the No. 27 (Sun Devils) and the No. 52 (Trojans) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 35-33 result in favor of the Sun Devils is predicted by handicapping models.
Southern Cal was a 17-14 winner in their most recent outing at home against Utah State. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score (31) made winners of UNDER bettors. Taylor Kelly handled the Cardinal defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 367 yards, but Arizona State still lost to Stanford 42-28.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Arizona State's No. 37-ranked offense, averaging 38.33 PPG, against a Trojans defense that ranks No. 11 this week at 11 PPG. The Sun Devils aerial game is averaging 361.33 yards per game, more than the Trojans secondary allows through the air, 171.25 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Trojans feature the league's No. 91-rated road run defense, allowing 240 yards per game. Arizona State, meanwhile, ranks No. 95 in rushing offense at home.
A few Trojans at Sun Devils trends to consider:
Southern Cal is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Southern Cal is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Cal's last 6 games
Southern Cal is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Arizona State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Arizona State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona State's last 5 games
Arizona State is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Southern Cal at Arizona, Thursday, October 10th
Arizona State at Notre Dame, Saturday, October 5th