USC Trojans vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/9/14
Arizona State Sun Devils (12-3) at USC Trojans (9-5)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Galen Center)
The Line: USC Trojans +3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The USC Trojans and the Arizona State Sun Devils face off on Thursday in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The USC Trojans are looking to bounce back form their Pac-12 opener as they were bombed at UCLA losing by 34 points. USC is 9-5 on the season and 7-0 at home thus far. Byron Wesley is averaging 17 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. Pe’Shon Howard is averaging 11 points, Nikola Jovanovic is averaging 10 points and 5.6 rebounds, and Omar Oraby is averaging 9.5 points and 7.2 rebounds. USC is averaging 75 points and they are shooting 46 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.5 points and their opponents are shooting 40.2 percent. USC has played the 117th ranked schedule in the country.
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The Arizona State Sun Devils are coming off of their first Pac-12 win of the season. ASU is 12-3 for the year and 3-2 away from home this season. Jahii Carson is averaging 18.7 points and 4.9 rebounds to lead the Sun Devils. Jermaine Marshall is averaging 15.4 points, Jordan Bachynnski is averaging 12.1 points and 9.3 rebounds, and Shaquielle McKissic is averaging 8.2 points and 4.9 rebounds. Arizona State is averaging 77.5 points and they are shooting 47.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.5 points and their opponents are shooting 38.8 percent. Arizona State has played just one team with a RPI better than 100.
USC is 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six games, 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four home games, and 0-5 against the spread against the Pac-12. Arizona State is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 2-5 against the spread following a win, and 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. ASU has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two.
Look for USC to bounce back here as they are just a much better tam than what they showed last time out.
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