Arizona State at USC 2/17/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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USC Trojans (17-3) vs Arizona State Sun Devils (7-9)
Game Info: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Galen Center)
Betting Odds: USC Trojans -11.5 -- Over/Under: 146 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Arizona State faces USC on Wednesday, February 17th at the Galen Center for an NCAA basketball PAC-12 matchup.
Arizona State is coming off a 75-73 win over Oregon State in its last game at home on February 14th. Despite the win, Arizona State did not cover the 5.5-point spread in that game against the Beavers. Arizona State has been one of the most disappointing teams in the nation this year, as the Sun Devils opened the season as a ranked team, and now have a 0% of earning an at-large bid to the Big Dance even before March. Arizona State is 7-9 overall and a measly 4-6 in PAC-12 play this year. Arizona State's leading scorer so far this season has been G Remy Martin, who has scored 19.2 points per game for the Sun Devils. Arizona State as a team has scored 74.8 points per game and has shot the ball at a 43.2% clip from the field. Arizona State has also allowed 76.6 points per game to its opponents as well.
USC is coming off a 76-65 win over Washington State in its last game on February 13th on the road. USC has been red hot and has run the table in the PAC-12 thus far. USC is 17-3 overall, is 11-2 in PAC-12 play, and is ranked 17th in the nation according to AP Polls. USC has won six straight and will look to make it seven in this one. USC's leading scorer so far this season has been F Evan Mobley, who has scored 16.6 points per game for the Trojans. USC as a team has scored 75.4 points per game and has shot the ball at a 46.7% clip from the field. USC has also allowed 63.3 points per game to its opponents as well.
USC opens as an 11.5-point favorite and the total is set at 146. I think this spread is steep for a reason, as Arizona State has been miserable this season. I think the better play is taking the over here, as Arizona State is certainly not a defensive juggernaut. The Sun Devils should be able to score into the mid-60s, and I expect USC in the 80s here. I will take the over.