USC Trojans vs Arizona State Sun Devils Prediction, 2/3/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: USC Trojans vs Arizona State Sun Devils
Date: Thursday, February 3, 2022
Location: Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, AZ
The Arizona State Sun Devils (6-12) will try to beat the USC Trojans (18-3) at Desert Financial Arena on Thursday.
The USC Trojans took the court against California and notched a win by a score of 79-72 in their last contest. USC ended the game having earned a 48.2% FG percentage (27 of 56) and knocked down 4 of their 17 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Trojans made 21 of 28 shots for a percentage of 75.0%. When talking about rebounding, they earned 26 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 11 assists for this contest as well as forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and having 3 steals. Regarding the defense, USC allowed 50.0% from the field on 28 out of 56 shooting. California distributed 9 assists and had 3 steals for this contest. Additionally, California snagged 27 rebounds (6 offensive, 21 defensive), but didn't notch a block. California finished the contest at 72.7% from the free throw line by converting 8 of 11 shots. They made 8 of their 16 attempts from three-point range. In regard to fouls, the Trojans finished with 15 while California recorded 25 fouls.
Isaiah Mobley is someone who played a role in this matchup. He finished the game shooting 42.9% from the field and distributed 2 dimes. He played 34 mins and snagged 6 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 24 points on 9 out of 21 shooting.
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USC will play this contest with a mark of 18-3 this year. They lose possession via turnover 11.1 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 14.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, USC is collecting 40.9 rebounds per game and has accumulated 311 assists for the season, which ranks 73rd in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Trojans are connecting on 35.6% on shots from 3-point land (139 of 390) and 63.7% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 74.5 pts per game (106th in college hoops) while going 47.2% from the floor.
Defensively, the Trojans are able to force 10.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.4 fouls. They are 117th in college hoops in allowing assists with 237 conceded on the season. The Trojans defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 37.7% (483 of 1,281) and they relinquish 32.8 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are relinquishing 32.6% on three-point shots and they are ranked 41st in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (63.5).
In their last game, the Arizona State Sun Devils took a loss by a score of 67-56 against Arizona. The Sun Devils corralled 23 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards for a total of 35 for the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 17 times, while recording 6 steals in this matchup. Arizona committed 17 personal fouls in the game which got the Sun Devils to the free throw line for a total of 15 attempts. They were able to knock down 8 of them for a rate of 53.3%. When talking about 3-point shots, Arizona State buried 8 of 22 attempts (36.4%). When the game finished, the Sun Devils went 20 out of 61 from the field which gave them a rate of 32.8%. The Sun Devils allowed Arizona to make 19 of 59 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 32.2% in the matchup. They went 13.0% from beyond the perimeter via 3 of 23 and finished the game at 26 of 32 at the free throw line (81.3%). Regarding rebounds, Arizona State permitted Arizona to collect 42 overall (16 offensive).
DJ Horne was important for the Sun Devils in this contest. He buried 6 out of 17 for this game giving him a rate of 35.3%, and totaled 5 rebounds. He racked up 17 points in his 32 mins on the court and accounted for 3 assists for the contest.
Arizona State has a mark of 6-12 on the campaign. On the offensive side of the court, the Sun Devils are connecting on 38.9% from the field, which is 350th in Division 1. Arizona State has scored 1,129 points so far this year (62.7 per contest) and they snag 35.7 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 11.6 times per contest (291st in Division 1) and they turn it over 12.1 times per game. The Sun Devils commit 18.9 fouls every game while shooting 66.9% from the free throw line.
The Arizona State defense gives up 33.7% on shots from 3-point land (144 of 427) and their opponents are connecting on 71.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 13.6 assists and 40.8 boards every game, which ranks 259th and 355th in college basketball. The Sun Devils on the defensive side of the court are 175th in the country in points given up per game with 68.7. They have forced 13.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 40.5% from the floor (56th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arizona State
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