Arizona St. vs. Purdue Prediction
Can No. 18 Purdue lock down an impressive Arizona State offense when the two meet up tonight at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Purdue is favored on the road today, as the Boilermakers are getting odds of -11.5 points against Arizona State. The over/under total is set at 156 points. These two haven’t met since 2002, when Arizona State got a 70-53 win at home.
Purdue is coming off a 90-56 win over Morehead State this past weekend to move to 6-2 on the season. The Boilermakers are also 3-3 against the spread this season, covering in three of their last four lined games. Purdue is putting up an average of 82.9 points per game on offense while the defense is giving up only 66.3 points per contest. Five players are scoring in double figures right now, led by Caleb Swanigan, who averages 17.5 points and 11.5 rebounds per contest.
Arizona State is coming off a 97-73 win over UNLV this past weekend. The Sun Devils are 5-3 on the year and 2-5-1 against the spread. ASU has an impressive offense, averaging 85 points per game, but the defense is allowing 82.9 points per game. The Sun Devils have three players that are averaging at least 17 points per game. Tra Holder, Torian Graham and Shannon Evans II are combining for 51.8 points per game.
Purdue has an impressive defense, but the Boilermakers are going to be tested by this Arizona State offense. The Sun Devils have an offensive balance that will be hard to deal with. ASU should have the shooting to be able to keep this game competitive and not let Purdue run away with it.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: ARIZONA STATE +11.5