Arizona State vs USC Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/9/23

USC Trojans (22-9) vs Arizona State Sun Devils (21-11)

Game Info: Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 11:30 pm (T-Mobile Arena)

Betting Odds: USC -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Arizona State Sun Devils and the USC Trojans face off on Thursday in the Pac-12 tournament in a college basketball showdown at T-Mobile Arena. When these two teams faced off on March 4th it was USC that secured the 68-65 victory. 

Arizona State Betting Preview

Arizona State comes into this game with a 21-11 record overall and they were able to beat Oregon State on Wednesday. Arizona State was really tested with the offense not playing that well, but the defense made the stops giving up only 57 and that led to the victory. There were three different players that finished with at least three points. Arizona State is averaging 70.7 points while their defense is giving up 67.6 points per game. Desmond Cambridge Jr is averaging 13.4 points while shooting 39.5 percent from the field and 32.1 percent from behind the three point line. 

USC Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is USC who sits with a 22-9 record overall and they are coming off another victory in the last game. USC was tested against Arizona State, but they were able to secure a 68-65 victory. Boogie Ellis had a strong game finishing with 28 points, five rebounds, and three assists. USC is averaging 72.8 points while their defense is giving up 66.9 points per game. The defense at times has been inconsistent, but it will need to be good here. Boogie Ellis is having a strong season for USC averaging 18.1 points while shooting 44 percent from the field. 

Shane’s Free Pick

Arizona State’s offense wasn’t great on Wednesday night, and this game is also going to be lower scoring. I expect Arizona state is going to really try to grind this out with their defense and that will be the difference in this game. Both teams will finish with under 65 points and the under is going to cash.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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