Here’s everything you need to know about the Pac-12 showdown between USC and Arizona State, including how to bet and watch online.
USC took a loss on the chin last week to Utah on the road 41-28 and are looking to get back on track at home as they face Arizona State. The Sun Devils are looking to add to the win column as they try to rebound after they took a loss to Stanford at home.
USC is going through some growing pains as they are looking to rebuild after the loss of Sam Darnold and Ronald Jones to the NFL, but they are showing flashes of what they could be in the next few years. JT Daniels is at the top of the rebuild but suffered a concussion last week and will not start this week. In his place, Matt Fink will get the start.
Fink has little experience, but he has help on the perimeter who can help him get settled. The Trojans have a lot of playmakers at receiver starting with Michael Pittman Jr who is a very explosive playmaker. He has 471 yards and four touchdowns on the season. Amon-Ra St. Brown is second on the team in yards with 427 and has two touchdowns. The defense is full of talented players and former top recruits, but are giving up 27 points a contest.
Arizona State has had some ups and some downs in the first year under head coach Herm Edwards. Their games are always close and they are a play away from either losing or winning a game the past couple of weeks. Manny Wilkins leads the charge on offense, throwing for 1,799 yards and 11 touchdowns on the season. N’Keal Harry is his top target, and arguably the best receiver in the nation. Franky Darby is no slouch either as he has 355 yards on 15 catches. The defense is what keeps the Sun Devils in most games but they can be an inconsistent unit.
The Trojans are going to have to keep the Sun Devil defense under control and can’t allow them to make big plays. The Sun Devils are going to have to start fast in order to beat the Trojans if they start slow like they did against Stanford USC will make them pay.
How to watch and bet on Arizona State– USC
Date: Saturday, Oct 27
Start Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Los Angeles, California
Stadium: LA Coliseum
TV Info: ESPN2, ABC
Odds: USC -6 1/2
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Prediction: USC will benefit from playing at home and despite the absence of Daniels under center, there is enough talent for Fink to move the ball and generate enough offense to outlast a hungry Arizona State team.
Score: USC 27, Arizona State 20