Arizona State Sun Devils vs Southern Cal Trojans Odds
In a key game in the muddled Pac-12 South Division the USC Trojans, who just gave up 62 points to Oregon, will shoot for better results when they host the Arizona State Sun Devils Saturday afternoon at the Coliseum (3:30 pm ET).
Southern Cal, which now trails UCLA in the South Division, was an early 10-point favorite over ASU, which itself is only a game out of first.
Betting Line: The Trojans were listed as 10-point favorites at sportsbooks such as on the college football lines.
Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 47 (Trojans) and the No. 23 (Sun Devils) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 44-43 result in favor of the Sun Devils is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Southern Cal's No. 24-ranked offense (36.8 PPG) against a Sun Devils defense that ranks No. 42 at 23.2 PPG. The Trojans passing attack has averaged 312.7 yards per game, more than the Sun Devils give up through the air (161.6 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Sun Devils own the league's No. 26-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 129.2 yards per game when on the road. Southern Cal, on the other hand, rates No. 83 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Arizona State lost its last outing, a 36-26 result against Oregon State on November 3. Arizona State failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point underdog, while the 62 combined points took the game OVER the total. In their last game, the Sun Devils were Week 10 losers coming out on the wrong end of 36-26 score against Oregon State.
Southern Cal lost its last outing, a 62-51 result against Oregon on November 3. Southern Cal failed to cover in that game as a 8.5-point underdog, while the 113 combined points took the game OVER the total. Matt Barkley handled the Ducks defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 484 yards, but Southern Cal still lost to Oregon 62-51.
Arizona State Sun Devils Trends:
When playing in November are 1-9
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 3-7
Southern Cal Trojans Trends:
When playing in November are 7-3
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 7-3
A few Sun Devils at Trojans trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Southern Cal
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona State's last 8 games on the road
Arizona State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Southern Cal
Arizona State is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Southern Cal is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Arizona State
Southern Cal is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Arizona State
Southern Cal is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Cal's last 6 games at home
Arizona State home to Washington State, Saturday, November 17
Southern Cal at UCLA, Saturday, November 17