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Arizona State vs USC Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/21/23

USC Trojans (13-6) vs. Arizona State Sun Devils (15-4)
January 21, 2023 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Arizona State Sun Devils -4 / USC Trojans +4; Over/Under: +138.5
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The USC Trojans and Arizona State Sun Devils meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Desert Financial Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The USC Trojans Preview

The USC Trojans are averaging 70.9 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 66.2 points on 38.5 percent shooting. Boogie Ellis is averaging 15.4 points and 2.5 assists, while Drew Peterson is averaging 13.7 points and 4.8 assists. Reese Dixon-Waters is dishing 1.2 assists and Joshua Morgan is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The USC Trojans are shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The USC Trojans are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game.

The Arizona State Sun Devils Preview

The Arizona State Sun Devils are averaging 72.7 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 66 points on 38.3 percent shooting. Marcus Bagley is averaging 12.5 points and 1.5 assists, while Desmond Cambridge Jr. is averaging 12.3 points and 3.2 rebounds. DJ Horne is the third double-digit scorer and Frankie Collins is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Arizona State Sun Devils are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.3 percent from the free throw line. The Arizona State Sun Devils are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game.


The Trojans are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Sun Devils are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Trojans last 4 overall. The over is 5-0 in Sun Devils last 5 overall. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

There’s not a ton of separation between these teams, and a USC win should surprise nobody. However, Arizona State has been better at closing games this season, and it’s at home, where it wins by an average of 9.3 points and allows 36.9 percent shooting. I’ll lay the reasonably small number with the Sun Devils.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Arizona State Sun Devils -4

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