Free Week 9 Prediction: Sun Devils vs Trojans Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 9
(3-4) Arizona State Sun Devils vs. USC Trojans (4-3)
Date: Saturday, October 27 2018
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
NCAA Football Spread: Trojans -6.5
NCAA Betting Total: 54
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Arizona State caught our eye with that early win over Michigan State. Since then they have competed but come up short more often than not. They still need three more wins to get bowl eligible and it is going to be tight.
Any chance of this being a great season is long gone but they could at least make it a good one by closing strong. A return to the PAC 12 title game is possible as is eliminating Notre Dame from playoff contention (which would be awesome).
Arizona State Sun Devils
Last week ASU lost 20-13 at home to Stanford. No shame there and if you look closely every one of their losses this season has been by a touchdown. Maybe Herm is the answer, maybe not but he is getting them to compete.
Scoring has been at a premium for the Sun Devils. They have been able to move the ball but only score 27ppg and there are some outliers against bad competition in there. In their losses they have not scored more than 21 points. I think they are going to have to get there to have a chance in this one.
If they want to extend their season the Sun Devils are going to have to steal a game somewhere at some point. They have not fared well against USC the past few season.
I am not liking this group to reverse that trend on Saturday. Even though I do think Herm will fire them up.
Disappointing season for the Trojans but all of their losses have been on the road to quality opponents. Utah was the most recent and they were not even favoured in that one so it should hardly be a shock. They are tied with the Utes in the division though so need to finish ahead to get back to the title game.
That is possible with some help.
JT Daniels made headlines by reclassifying and playing this season. Long term that is probably the right move but he has gotten beat up this season and left the last game with a head injury.
He is expected to play on Saturday but has been prone to mistakes – three games with multiple interceptions. We will have to wait and see if he becomes elite.
What is definitely not elite is the USC defense. It doesn’t make sense that they cannot be strong on that side of the ball and you have to wonder if they go defense with their next head coach.
With the athletes they can get they should not be getting pushed around and they need someone to whip this group into a frenzy. Still this is a fair matchup.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 4-0 in Sun Devils last 4 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Sun Devils are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss.
- Sun Devils are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
- Under is 7-0 in Trojans last 7 games after accumulating less than 275 total yards in their previous game.
- Over is 4-0 in Trojans last 4 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Under is 5-1 in Trojans last 6 vs. a team with a losing record.
Free Week 9 NCAA Football Pick
Very playable number here for USC backers. I have to think it will eventually get to 7 so no reason to wait..
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: USC -6.5
This one will be a little interesting in terms of start time. The Trojans do no usually play in this time slot and that could affect line movement.
The fact that ASU is staying with teams and then losing is definitely a factor here. If they follow trend we can walk away winners. Either way I like USC to exert a little dominance in this matchup the way they have the last three seasons.
Week 9 Free Score Prediction: USC 38 – Arizona State 20
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