Bet USC VS Arizona StateNoah Williams
No. 21 USC Looks to Rebound from Humbling Loss at Pac-12 Rival Arizona State
The 21st ranked USC Trojans will look to bounce back from their humbling Week 9 loss to new No. 9 Notre Dame when they travel to Sun Devil Stadium to take on the Arizona State Sun Devils in a contest that suddenly has the look of an intriguing affair just waiting to happen. Now, let’s find out if USC and their once-ballyhooed quarterback can avoid back-to-back losses.
USC Trojans VS Arizona State Sun Devils
USC Trojans (6-2) at Arizona State Sun Devils (4-3)
When: Saturday, October 28, 2017, at 10:45 PM ET
Where: Sun Devil Stadium
Stream: Watch ESPN
Odds: Arizona State Sun Devils +2.5
Why Bet the USC Trojans Odds at -2.5
The 21st ranked USC Trojans fell to 6-2 on the season and 4-1 in Pac-12 play by getting completely embarrassed in their 49-14 blowout loss against now, No. 9 Notre Dame last weekend. Once, the preseason favorite to win this season’s Heisman trophy, quarterback Sam Darnold completed 20 of 28 passes for 229 yards with two touchdowns but also tossed an interception to make it seven out of eight games this season he’s thrown a pick. USC’s defense also allowed Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush to throw two TD passes while rushing for another pair of scores in the compelling loss while giving up three rushing scores to Notre Dame running back Josh Adams. USC is averaging 31.1 points per game but giving up 26.9 points per contest.
Why Bet the Arizona State Sun Devils Odds at +2.5
Arizona State has won two straight and looked mostly phenomenal in their 30-10 dismantling over Utah last Saturday as quarterback Manny Wilkins passed for once score and ran for another. Running back Demario Richard rushed 18 times for 93 yards and another score and the Sun Devils defense picked off Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley four times in the overpowering win. Arizona State won the time of possession battle by over 13 minutes and shut the Utes out in the first half. Defensively, Arizona State is holding their opponents to an average of 28.4 points per game while putting 29.4 points per contest on the board offensively.
How To Bet USC VS Arizona State
The Trojans are not nearly as good as their preseason billing and Sam Darnold has struggled all season after looking like the second coming of Tom Brady in the Trojans’ Rose Bowl win over Penn State to end the 2016 season.
With that said, I’m thinking USC gets roasted by dual-threat quarterback Manny Wilkins just like they did against Brandon Wimbush this past weekend while Darnold throws at least one costly interception and likely two. USC has gone 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games while the Sun Devils are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 conference games and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 home games. Simply put, Arizona State holds it down at home people.
Pick: Arizona State +2.5