USC vs. Arizona State NCAAB Odds and Preview – February 3rd, 2022
The Arizona State Sun Devils will try to snap a three-game losing streak at home. They host the USC Trojans on Thursday night after three consecutive road games. Meanwhile, the visitors get their form back after a narrow loss to Stanford, beating California by seven points. Both teams hold third place in their respective divisions, but USC holds the better overall record of the two.
Without further ado, NitroBetting goes over the important details of the USC vs. Arizona State contest. Find event details, team and player statistics, and the latest College Basketball betting odds down below. Moreover, we provide betting trends and predictions that help you secure the best picks.
USC vs. Arizona State Game Information
Career-high 29 points for the rookie @evanmobley tonight! ? pic.twitter.com/XCzgXQUAQA— USC Men's Basketball (@USC_Hoops) February 3, 2022
- When: Thursday, February 3, 2021, 11:00 PM ET
- Where: Desert Financial Arena, Tempe, AZ
- TV: ESPN2
- Radio: 790 KABC (USC) / KMVP 98.7FM (Arizona State)
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- NCAAB Betting Odds: USC (-6) / Arizona State (+6)
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Why Bet on the USC Trojans?
USC picked up their three losses in the last eight games. They lost all three games by ten points or less, two of which were against Stanford. The Trojans bounced back from their most recent loss with a victory against California.
The visitors are known better for their defense. However, they have the edge on offense in this matchup. USC averages 74.5 points (68th) per game on 47.2% shooting (32nd). They record 52.5% two-point shooting (77th) and a respectable 35.6% from the three-point line (66th). Additionally, they have the better ball movement of the two teams. USC events out to 14.8 assists (55th) per game.
Defense is where this team shines. They limit opponents to 63.5 points (34th) per game. This should play well against a Devils squad that averages under 63 points per game. The Trojans also have incredible shooting defense. They hold teams to 37.7% shooting (eighth), featuring a 40.6% opponent two-point shooting (fourth). On top of all that, the Trojans have competent rebounding numbers. The side averages 28.0 defensive rebounds (fifth) per game.
Joshua Morgan is the only USC player that will potentially miss the game. The forward sustained a knee injury last Thursday and is now on the questionable list.
Why Bet on the Arizona State Sun Devils?
The Sun Devils are going to have their hands full on defense once again. They are at the end of an 11-point loss in the hands of the Arizona Wildcats. The team needs to step up if head coach Bobby Hurley and the rest of the players want to terminate this losing run.
Arizona State is not the most appealing team on offense. They average just 62.7 points (327th) per game on 38.9% shooting (340th). The team also records 45.4% from two points (312th) and 28.2% from downtown (340th).
Just like USC, Arizona State can make a difference on defense. ASU’s defense limits opponents to 68.7 points (152nd) per game. They hold teams to 40.5% shooting (43rd). Their shooting defense allows the squad to limit opponents to 45.3% two-point shooting (28th) and 33.7% three-point shooting (197th).
Three Arizona State players remain out of commission. Marcus Bagley is still out after picking up a knee injury in December. Meanwhile, guards Justin Rochelin and Jordan Williams are out indefinitely with an illness. On the bright side, the Devils’ core lineup remains unscathed.
USC vs. Arizona State Betting Trends
- USC is 4-1 in the last five road games (4-1 ATS).
- USC is 1-4 in the last five road games against Arizona State (3-2 ATS).
- The totals went under in four of USC’s last five road games against Arizona State.
- Arizona State is 6-4 in the last ten games at the Desert Financial Arena (3-7 ATS).
- Arizona State is 4-6 in the last ten games against USC (3-7 ATS).
- The totals went over once in Arizona State’s last three games against USC.
USC vs. Arizona State Expert Betting Prediction
The favorite card goes to USC in this one. They are the more consistent team of the two and are currently in better form. The Trojans also took the win in their first meeting of the season, destroying ASU by over 20 points. Nevertheless, Arizona State gets a home-court advantage this time around. Having the support of their crowd should play in their favor. There’s plenty of work to do, but covering the spread should be doable for the side.
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