Arizona St. vs. Arizona Pick
Which rival will pick up a big Pac-12 win tonight as No. 17 Arizona plays host to No. 3 Arizona State at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Arizona is favored at home in this game, as the Wildcats are getting odds of -6 points against Arizona State. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 162.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from the McKale Center in Tucson, Arizona and will air live on the Pac-12 Network.
Arizona State has been the surprise team of the young season, getting off to a 12-0 start. The Sun Devils have also been very impressive against the spread, posting a 10-2 record. ASU is averaging 91.8 points per game on offense while allowing 71.7 per game on defense. Tra Holder is averaging 21.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game to lead the team while Shannon Evans II is adding 17.8 points per contest.
Since a three-game losing streak, Arizona has won seven straight to get to 10-3 on the year. The Wildcats are 4-3 against the spread in this win streak and they are 5-7-1 against the spread on the season. Zona is averaging 83.5 points per game on offense this season while allowing 71 per game on defense. Allonzo Trier is averaging 21.2 points per game to lead Arizona while Deandre Ayton is adding 19.5 points and 11.4 rebounds per contest.
Arizona has won four straight meetings with Arizona State, going 3-0-1 against the spread in the process. Arizona State has looked as good as anyone this season and the Sun Devils are still not quite getting the respect from oddsmakers. Arizona has looked good since their losing streak, but the Wildcats still are capable of falling apart. ASU will be up for this game and Bobby Hurley will have his team playing with a chip on their shoulder. The public betting is nearly split for this game, but I like Arizona State to at least cover, if not win outright.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: ARIZONA STATE +6