USC vs. Arizona State - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Arizona State Sun Devils (19-9) at USC Trojans (20-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Galen Center)
The Line: USC Trojans -3.5 -- Over/Under: 142
The Arizona State Sun Devils and the USC Trojans meet in college basketball action from Galen Center on Saturday.
Arizona State is sitting at 19-9 so far. Following a recent seven-game win streak that dated back to February 1, Arizona State fell in their most recent matchup to UCLA on Thursday.
In the loss to UCLA, Arizona State’s Remy Martin led the team on 30 points with three assists and two rebounds, and Rob Edwards added 23 points with three boards. Alonzo Verge chipped in 12 points, four rebounds and two assists there as well.
Over on the USC side, they’re 20-9 this year. In the last five games, USC is 3-2, falling to Colorado and Utah while otherwise beating Washington, Washington State and Arizona.
In the win over Arizona, USC’s Jonah Mathews led the team with 14 points, five rebounds and two assists. The only other player in double-figures there for USC was Onyeka Okongwu with 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Daniel Utomi added nine points.
USC is 7-1 ATS in the last eight Saturday games and 5-2 ATS in the last seven home games. USC is 5-2 ATS in their last seven after a straight-up win and 6-1 ATS in their last seven overall.
Meanwhile, Arizona State is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 after a straight-up loss and the over is 5-0 in the last five overall. The over is 4-0 in Arizona State’s last four road games and the under is 7-1-1 in the last nine versus a team with a winning straight-up record.
Arizona State wasn’t completely destroying teams during their winning streak; the majority of the seven games were pretty close, like a one-point win over Oregon State and two versus USC. The Sun Devils fell to UCLA by just three points, and they’ve been at 72 or above in seven of their last eight.
As for USC, they’ve been under 70 points in five of their last six, but nearly toppled AZ State 66-64 the last time these teams met up. This should be another close one, but I’m sticking with Arizona State to bang out a cover with some potent offense.