Arizona State vs. Georgia Prediction
How will No. 20 Arizona State handle itself in its first true road game today at 6PM ET when the Sun Devils take on Georgia.
631 Arizona State at 632 Georgia
Saturday, December 15, 2018
6PM ET – Stegeman Coliseum
TV: SEC Network
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Arizona State is the slight favorite on the road, as the Sun Devils are getting odds of -3.5 points against Georgia. The over/under total for the contest is currently listed at 151 points. The public betting currently is split down the middle, 50-50. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
ASU suffers first loss
Arizona State suffered its first loss last Friday when it was beaten by Nevada, 72-66, on a neutral floor. ASU is 7-1 overall, 0-0 on the road, 5-2-1 against the spread and 5-3 with the under.
The Sun Devils are strong on offense this season, averaging 83.6 points per game. They also rebound very well, pulling down 45.2 per game. Defensively, ASU is giving up 70.9 points per game while opponents shoot just 39.3 percent against them. Luguentz Dort is leading the team with 22 points and 6.3 rebounds per game while Zylan Cheatham is adding 12.5 points, 9.6 rebounds and 5.0 assists per contest.
Bulldogs unbeaten at home
Georgia is coming off a pair of wins at home, but the Bulldogs have played just one game over the last two weeks. UGA is 5-3 on the season, 4-0 at home, 5-3 against the spread and 5-3 with the over.
The Bulldogs are putting up 79.2 points per game on offense this season while pulling down 44.1 rebounds per game. Defensively, Georgia is giving up 71.2 points per contest while holding opponents to 38.1 percent shooting. Rayshaun Hammonds is leading the team with 14.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per contest while Nicolas Claxton is adding 12.5 points and 9.0 rebounds per game.
College Basketball Betting Trends
ASU is 18-7-1 against the spread in their last 26 non-conference games, but just 2-7-2 ATS in their last 11 road games.
The Bulldogs have covered the spread in six straight against Pac-12 opponents and in eight of their last 11 non-conference games.
Georgia is unbeaten at home, but the Bulldogs haven’t been tested much in those home games. Still, it’s hard to truly know what to expect from a team when it hasn’t played a true road game. The Sun Devils could be good, but playing on the road brings out something different in a team. I can’t trust ASU, a team that struggled to cover on the road last season, to cover as a favorite in its first road game of the season.
College Basketball Prediction: Georgia +3.5