Sam Martin's 15* PAC 12 GAME OF THE WEEK (ON FIRE): Coming off a winner last night on Marquette and TWO 27-POINT BLOWOUT WINNERS ON WED AND THURS, the Whiz Kid storms into Saturday ON FIRE and he has an easy winner on tap tonight!! Join Sam for his 15* PAC-12 GAME OF THE WEEK and cash in w/ Sam at the SPECIAL PRICE OF JUST $30!!
Game: USC at Arizona St. Feb 25 2012 8:00PM
Prediction: Arizona St.
Grade: Winner (100)
Reason: 15* Play on Arizona State. Two of the weaker teams in the Pac 12 meet tonight when USC travels to Arizona State, and while the Sun Devils have not been good at all this year they are still much better than this Trojans team and we'll once again fade our favorite "play-against" team of the season - this time with a very small pointspread.
We've been documenting USC's offensive struggles all year long, and tonight they come in on a current six-game losing skid - failing to score more than 54 points in all six of those games. In fact, three of those games saw the Trojans fail to reach the 50's, and they are only scoring 51 ppg in conference play overall.
Arizona State isn't an offensive juggernaut by any stretch of the imagination, but they do play better here on their home court, and they'll also have confidence on their side after beating the Trojans in USC by nine points as a big 9.5-point road underdog earlier this year. As we near the end of the regular season, USC's defensive effort had dwindled, and with this being the final road game of the season we look for the Trojans to put forth a less-than-stellar effort here tonight when they inevitably fall behind. ASU pulls away in the second half to a comfortable win! 15* Play on Arizona State.