USC vs. Arizona State - 1/7/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona State Sun Devils (10-4) at USC Trojans (12-3)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Galen Center)
The Line: USC Trojans -6 -- Over/Under: 153.5 See the Latest Odds
The USC Trojans and the Arizona State Sun Devils face off on Thursday in a Pac-12 college basketball match up.
The USC Trojans are 12-3 this season but they are coming off of a loss at Washington that ended a seven game winning streak. Southern Cal is averaging 83.7 points per game and they are shooting 46.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.1 points and their opponents are shooting 38 percent. Katin Reinhardt leads the Trojans averaging 13.1 points per game. Jordan McLaughlin is averaging 13 points and 5.1 assists, Nikola Jovanovic is averaging 12.5 points and 7.9 rebounds, and Julian Jacobs is averaging 12.3 points and 5.3 rebounds. USC has been one of the bigger surprises in college basketball this season but in their last game they blew a big lead in the second half.
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The Arizona State Sun Devils are 10-4 this season and they are coming off of a loss to rival Arizona that ended a four game winning streak. ASU is averaging 76 points per game and they are shooting 43.2 percent form the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.9 points and their opponents are shooting 42.5 percent. Tra Holder leads the Sun Devils averaging 15.2 points per game. Gerry Blakes is averaging 11.9 points and 6.1 rebounds, Savon Goodman is averaging 11.4 points and 7.5 rebounds, and Willie Atwood is averaging 10.6 points and 5.9 rebounds. Arizona State is 2-1 on the road this season and they played a tough out of conference schedule.
USC is 9-1-1 against the spread in their last 11 home games, 6-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread 13-5-1 against the spread in their last 19 games. Arizona State is 5-1 against the spread following a loss, 6-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 1-7 against the spread against the Pac-12. The road team has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two.
USC is playing well despite blowing the lead last game but I see ASU covering here.