Arizona State vs. USC Pac-12 Tournament - 3/11/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
USC Trojans (11-19) at Arizona State Sun Devils (17-14)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 5:30 pm (MGM Grand)
The Line: Arizona State Sun Devils -6.5 -- Over/Under: 137 See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Arizona State Sun Devils and the USC Trojans face off on Wednesday in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in a Pac-12 college basketball tournament opening round game.
The Arizona State Sun Devils finished the regular season at 17-14 and tied for fifth place in the Pac-12 standings. ASU is averaging 69.6 points and they are shooting 44.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.4 points and their opponents are shooting 44.8 percent. Shaquielle McKissic is averaging 11.8 points per game to lead the Sun Devils. Gerry Blakes is averaging 11.2 points, Savon Goodman is averaging 11 points and 7.0 rebounds, and Eric Jacobsen is averaging 8.3 points and 6.2 rebounds. Arizona State is 0-2 in neutral site games and 9-9 in the Pac-12.
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The USC Trojans are 11 -19 this season and they finished in 12th and last place in the Pac-12. USC is averaging 66.9 points and they are shooting 41.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.4 points and their opponents are shooting 41.8 percent. Katin Reinhardt leads the Trojans averaging 12.4 points per game. Nikola Jovanovic is averaging 12.3 points and 7.0 rebounds, Julian Jacobs is averaging 8.5 points, and Darion Clark is averaging 5.9 points and 5.8 rebounds. USC is 1-2 in neutral site games and 3-15 in the Pac-12.
Arizona State is 1-5 against the spread in their last six games, 0-7 against the spread following a win, and 0-5 against the spread against a team with a losing record. USC is 5-2 against the spread following a loss and 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. USC is 1-5 against the spread in their last six meetings against Arizona State.
I expect a deliberate pace and for this one to fall below the total so my free pick in this one is the under.