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College Football Handicapping: Week 9
(6-2) USC Trojans vs. Arizona State Devils (4-3)
Date: Saturday, October 28th
Time: 10:45 pm EST
Venue: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona
NCAA Football Spread: USC -3
NCAA Betting Total: 58
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We have reached week nine of the college football season and by this point most teams will be playing conference games in this week.
In this game it’s a Pac 12 after dark showdown in Tempe.
The USC Trojans make the trip to Sun Devil Stadium to take on the Arizona State Sun Devils. The Trojans have won the last two games played between the two teams.
The USC Trojans had high expectations coming into this season, but they haven’t been able to win the big games as of late, and at this point their chances at the playoff are gone.
In their last game they took on Notre Dame and it got ugly early. The offense struggled and the defense struggled even more, and that led to a 49-14 defeat.
One of the big issues that the Trojans had in that game, and this season has been the play of quarterback Sam Darnold.
He has thrown for 2292 yards and 17 touchdowns which is good, but he has also thrown 10 interceptions which is way too many for a guy with as much hype as him.
He has made a lot of risky passes that haven’t worked out so far this year, and that has hurt the team. To win this game they need Darnold to play well in this game.
This is probably going to be a high scoring affair, and Darnold can’t be making turnovers that hurt his teams chances to win the game.
The defense is also going to need to be good. They need to forget about what happened at Notre Dame and try to rebound in a big way in this one.
Arizona State Sun Devils
On the other side of this match up is the Arizona State Sun Devils who got off to a bit of slow start, but have been playing a lot better as of late.
They have beat the Washington Huskies and the Utah Utes in their last two games, and coming into both of those games they were at least ten point underdogs.
The biggest difference for this team has been the way the defense has played. Over the last two games they have only given up 17 total points which is impressive for a team that was involved in a few shootouts in the first few games.
To pull another upset in this game the defense is going to need to be good especially against the pass. They need to try and make life difficult for Sam Darnold, and if they do that hopefully it can turn into a couple of turnovers.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 15-5-1 in USC last 21 games as a favorite.
- Under is 6-2 in USC last 8 games in October.
- Under is 20-7-1 in USC last 28 conference games.
- ASU are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 home games.
- ASU are 11-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- ASU are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games in October.
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The Arizona State Sun Devils have pulled upset in the last two games and come into this game with all the momentum.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: ASU +3
I think the defense will be strong again in this one and turn Sam Darnold over a couple of times. I don’t think they will just cover the spread, I think they will pull the upset.
Week 9 Free Score Prediction: Arizona State 24 – USC 21
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