Tigers vs. Sun Devils Prediction
The Arizona State Sun Devils are coming off a thrilling home win over previously top-ranked Kansas. Will Arizona State avoid a letdown today when it returns to action at home versus the Princeton Tigers?
Saturday, December 29, 2018
Wells Fargo Arena at 4PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Sun Devils are a 16.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 152.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 71 percent of public bets are coming in on host Arizona State. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Cannady sends Tigers to win
Devin Cannady hit two free throws with five seconds remaining eight days ago to put Princeton up by four as it secured an 81-79 victory at Lafayette. Cannady scored a game-best 24 points on 7-of-20 shooting including 2-of-11 on 3-point attempts and 8-of-9 at the free throw line. He also had 11 rebounds and two assists. Richmond Aririguzoh contributed 14 points and three boards. Myles Stephens tallied 14 points and five rebounds, while Jaelin Llewellyn registered 11 points and five caroms. Jose Morales added 10 points and two rebounds. The Tigers led 41-35 at halftime and held off the Leopards after the break. Princeton shot 30-of-69 from the floor, 8-of-25 from 3-point range and 13-of-19 at the charity stripe.
Sun Devils stun Jayhawks
Arizona State dominated the second half last Saturday to send former No. 1 Kansas to its first defeat of the season by a count of 80-76. Rob Edwards led the way with 15 points off the bench and hit two free throws with 6.1 seconds remaining to clinch it. He shot 5-of-8 from the floor, 3-of-5 on 3-point attempts and 2-of-2 at the free throw line. Edwards also pulled down four rebounds. The Sun Devils (9-2) outscored Kansas 49-37 in the second half after trailing by eight at the break. Zylan Cheatham contributed 13 points and 11 rebounds. Luguentz Dort had 13 points, five assists and four boards. Romello White tallied 11 points, five rebounds and two blocked shots. Remy Martin added 10 points, four caroms, four dimes and two steals. Arizona State shot 26-of-63 from the floor including 8-of-21 from 3-point range while hitting 20-of-32 on free throw attempts.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Tigers are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 road games. Princeton is 4-1 ATS in its last five Saturday games.
The Sun Devils are 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven home games. Arizona State is 4-1 ATS in its last five games following an ATS win.
The Sun Devils should win fairly handily today, but I think Princeton frustrates it long enough to stay within the number. There is a long history of teams struggling the game after a massive win and this would be no exception. Weird things happen during the holidays and this could very well be a competitive game until late.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: ARIZONA STATE +16.5