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USC vs. Arizona State - 1/26/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Arizona State at USC
Date & Time Saturday January 26, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Galen Center
Los Angeles, California, United States
The Line
The Line: USC -2.5 -- Over/Under: 150.5
TV Channel
ESPN2
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The Arizona State Sun Devils and USC Trojans meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Galen Center.

The Arizona State Sun Devils look for another win after winning five of their last six games. The Arizona State Sun Devils are averaging 79.4 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 72.5 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Luguentz Dort is averaging 16.4 points and 4.4 rebounds while Remy Martin is averaging 12.3 points and 4.3 assists. Zylan Cheatham is the third double-digit scorer and Rob Edwards is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Arizona State Sun Devils are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 66.3 percent from the free throw line. The Arizona State Sun Devils are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Arizona State Sun Devils have won three of their last five road games.

The USC Trojans look for another win after winning six of their last eight games. The USC Trojans are averaging 78.1 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 72.6 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Bennie Boatwright is averaging 17.3 points and 2.4 assists while Nick Rakocevic is averaging 15.2 points and 9.7 rebounds. Jonah Mathews is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Porter Jr. is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The USC Trojans are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 66 percent from the free throw line. The USC Trojans are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.3 rebounds per game. The USC Trojans have won their last six home games.

The Sun Devils are 8-17-2 ATS in their last 27 vs. Pacific-12 and 4-10-2 ATS in their last 16 road games. The Trojans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Sun Devils are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Southern California. The under is 23-11 in Trojans last 34 overall. The under is 9-4 in Sun Devils last 13 overall.

The home team has won eight of the last 10 meetings between Arizona State and USC. The Trojans have also put together back-to-back blowout home wins, and they're winning by an average of 15.2 points at home this season while shooting 49 percent from the field. The Arizona State Sun Devils have been sneaky good this season and just beat the hell out of UCLA on Thursday, but I'm not sure I trust this team on the road overall. It feels like USC is starting to put things together at the right time and could keep this momentum going. I'll lay the bucket with the Trojans at home with solid confidence. 

Pick:
USC -2.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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