Against the Spread Pick
Both USC and Arizona State are making cases for being the best team outside of the Pac-12’s three ranked squads (Oregon, Arizona, Colorado). USC currently has the superior mark behind a 17-6 overall record and a 6-4 conference record. While the Trojans have dropped three of their last five, those three losses came against those aforementioned ranked teams (plus, two of those were on the road). Remove those games, and USC is 6-1 in conference play and 5-1 on the road.
Over Under Pick
Meanwhile, Arizona State is 4-1 over their last five, and that includes an impressive victory over ranked Arizona. While the Sun Devils are a very respectable 9-2 at home this season, they’re also only 6-5 against the spread when playing on their own campus. On the flip side, USC is 7-1 against the spread when playing on the road.