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Burn City Best Bets: ASU Taking on USC in Tempe

Arizona State Sun Devils quarterback Drew Pyne (10) reacts during action against the Fresno State Bulldogs in the first half at Mountain America Stadium in Tempe on Sept. 16, 2023.
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This weekend ASU will be taking on the USC Trojans for their first Pac-12 matchup of the year, and we’re looking at some line for it. ASU is a massive underdog in tomorrow nights game, their money line is currently set at +3000. The Caleb Williams led Trojans are coming in with a money line of -10000.

Some thoughts from the insiders

The real reason a lot of people are taking about this game is the spread. ASU is currently a 34.5 point underdog. That is a very large spread for two power five schools going at it. My personal bet is for ASU to cover, purely based on their defense. I spoke with ASU insiders Brendan Mau and Franklin Miller ( both can be found via “X”), and here are their thoughts.

Both of the ASU specialists love the under on total points scored at 62. The Sun Devils have hit the under in each of their games, due to their stout defense. Last weekend in a loss to Fresno State, ASU turned the ball over eight times and still allowed just 29 points. Arizona State has a top ranked defense and we expect them to keep it reasonable against the fifth ranked team in the country. Brendan also noted that offensively, ASU doesn’t score a ton, which will help the under on the game.

We also collaborated on why Arizona State will cover. The Sun Devils are starting Drew Pyne, a transfer from Notre Dame at quarterback this weekend. Against Fresno State Pyne received some reps, but did struggle. After a full week of practice with the first team, we expect Pyne to deliver a better performance. Last year with Notre Dame Drew Pyne did play well against the Trojans, and we’re expecting more of the same.

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