Arizona State vs. Stanford Pick
Will No. 16 Arizona State have a letdown performance when it goes on the road tonight to face Stanford at 11PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Arizona State is favored on the road in this game, as the Sun Devils are getting odds of -4 points against Stanford. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 159.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Maples Pavilion in Stanford, California and will air live on the Pac-12 Network.
Stanford has won four straight games coming into tonight’s game with ASU. The Cardinal are 10-8 overall, 4-1 in the Pac-12 and 8-10 against the spread. Along with winning four straight, Stanford has also covered the spread in its last four. The Cardinal are averaging 75.4 points per game this season while allowing 75 per game. Reid Travis is leading the team with 20.1 points and 7.3 rebounds per game while Michael Humphrey is averaging 11.6 points and 8.1 rebounds per game.
Arizona State has dropped three of its last five to start Pac-12 play at just 2-3. ASU is 14-3 on the season and 10-5-2 against the spread. The Sun Devils are 0-3-2 ATS in Pac-12 play right now. ASU is averaging 87.6 points per contest on offense while giving up 74.2 per contest. Tra Holder is leading ASU with 19.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game while Shannon Evans II is adding 17.4 points and 4.5 assists per contest.
Arizona State has won four straight meetings with Stanford and the Sun Devils are 5-0-1 against the spread in the last six in this series. While ASU has success in this series, I don’t like how the Sun Devils have looked in conference play. Every game has been razor thin and they have been favored in their last four and yet to win at the betting window. Stanford has played well at home in recent outings, winning as dogs against USC and UCLA. I will take my chances with Stanford getting points at home tonight. The public betting is nearly split but I like Stanford to cover.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: STANFORD +4