USC Trojan navigated their mountain road trip 2-0 against the likes of Colorado and Utah. Now, they return to Southern California to face the Sun Demons of the State of Arizona.
ASU have struggled this season, just 6-10 of the year, but they were dealt a rough patch in a three-point loss to Stanford on Saturday night. The Sun Devil was called up for 28 fouls leading to 41 Stanford free throws. ASU only lost 9 in the game. Comments and actions in the game post by Bobby Hurley resulted in one game being paused for this game. Arizona State Guard Jay Heath was also suspended.
With that in mind, let’s consider WynnBET’s odds for this PAC-12 match and find out the best bets.
Total: 135 (Over -105 / Under -115)
Of course, ASU entered this match without a coach and key rotating players, making this match even more difficult. The Sun Devils are a smaller group than to begin with, and rank third in the country in defense recovery rates, playing an important role throughout the Trojan’s length. Andy Enfield’s team ranked first in the top 30 for attack recovery and dominated the inside, more than 59% of their scores coming from inside the arc.
The problem for USC playing PAC-12, which resulted in two losses, is their ability to defend three points. However, I believe it is due to some positive regression considering competitors are hitting over 41% of their perimeter shots in conference games.
ASU could be the antidote to that with their three-point woes. The team is shooting 28% from the deep this season and won’t have one of their better shooters in Heath due to suspension, who is shooting 39% from outside the arc.
Ultimately, USC looks ready for a big outing after two tough long-distance games while Arizona State may remain frustrated with how the loss to Stanford plays out. I’m leaning towards setting a big number with the likes of Isaiah Mobley and the front lines of the Trojans.
LEAN: USC -12
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