NCAAF Games of the Year: Suns Devils faves versus Trojans
Odds are out for the biggest and best games of the upcoming college football season. Covers Expert Ben Burns gives you his insight into these marquee matchups and predicts where the odds could move before kickoff.
Week 5: USC Trojans at Arizona State Sun Devils (-5.5)
Past history: USC 13-4 SU, 9-8 ATS, 9-8 O/U since 1996
Recent history: USC 3-1 SU, 1-3 ATS, 2/2 O/U since 2009
Early look at the Trojans: New era on offense for USC. Four-year starting QB Matt Barkley is out. Coordinator Clay Helton takes control of offense. Still talented. Projected to win nine games.
Early look at the Sun Devils: After finishing last season with three straight wins - the first time in 34 years that ASU accomplished that feat - expectations are high in the desert.
Where this line will move: Injuries and current season performance will naturally play key roles in determining which way this line goes. If the Trojans are getting quality QB play and playing well, it's possible the line could come down a little.