To beat the NCAA football odds, you have to put a heck of a lot of work into your craft. Our college football expert handicappers have done just that here at Cappers Info, and we think that we have the winning edge for the clash between the USC Trojans vs. Arizona State Sun Devils.
Free Football Picks: USC Trojans vs. Arizona State Sun Devils
Date: Saturday, September 28th, 10:30 ET
Location: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ
Week 5 Betting Odds: Arizona State -6 (50.5)
USC vs. Arizona State Live TV Coverage: ESPN
Is there really a point that the Trojans become a sharp team? What most tend to forget is that USC is 3-1. The one loss to Washington State isn’t looking as bad now as it was then, knowing that the Cougars are probably going to end up in a bowl game this year. The narrow win against Utah State came against a team that is much better than most people believe that it is. And though only one of the two games was covered, the Trojans did the job and blew out both Hawaii and Boston College in their other two games. It’s time to give Head Coach Lane Kiffin and QB Cody Kessler a break and realize that this is a team that is still supremely talented, especially if this is the game that RB Silas Redd gets back in the lineup from his MCL injury.
And then there’s Arizona State, a team that we just don’t trust right now. The Sun Devils seem to have promise every single season, but every single season, that promise turns into a 7-5 or 8-4 campaign. When are people are going to learn that this team isn’t going to stick within a touchdown of Stanford all that often? When are they going to learn that ASU shouldn’t be laying points against a Top 25 ranked team like Wisconsin? And when are people going to learn that the Sun Devils perhaps shouldn’t even be favored against a superiorly talented team like USC? As long as the Trojans come to play in this one, we think that this is the game that will end the eight-game ATS losing streak for the Men of Troy, and it could (should?) be a game that ends in an upset.
USC vs. Arizona State Pick: USC Trojans +6.5
USC @ Arizona State Score Prediction: USC 30 – Arizona State 17