Thursday, January 12, 2017
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The Arizona State Sun Devils travel to McKale Center to play the Arizona Wildcats on Thursday, January 12, 2017.
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The Sun Devils come into this game with an overall record of 9-8 and a road record of 2-1. They are 6-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-4. The Wildcats have an overall record of 15-2 and a home record of 9-0. They have an over/under record of 8-8 and they are 9-7 against the spread.
Torian Graham comes into this contest averaging 18.1 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Sun Devils. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Tra Holder averages 16.7 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Arizona State. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Lauri Markkanen averages 15.9 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Rawle Alkins averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Arizona State averages 82 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 138th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 121st in the country. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game which ranks them 227th and 132nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 11 per game. The Sun Devils allow 82.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 330th in the nation. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 306th and 214th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.9 rebounds a game which ranks 272nd and they give up 18.2 assists per contest which puts them in 344th place in the country. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 133rd in Division 1.
Arizona averages 74.2 points per game this year which ranks them 138th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 43rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 42nd in the nation. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per contest which ranks them 89th and 158th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 89th with 12.4 per game. The Wildcats allow 60.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.6 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 59th place in the nation. The Wildcats force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 217th in college basketball.
The Sun Devils average 71.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 75 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -12.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -7 per contest. The Sun Devils have an offensive rating of 109.9 and they assist on 49.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 74.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 43% of their shots. Arizona State turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 26.2%. The Sun Devils give up 83.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 82 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 77.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 79.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 19.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 18 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 110 and 52.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Arizona turns it over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.5%. The Wildcats give up 59.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 60.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Arizona State Sun Devils Betting Trends
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 6-9 against the spread
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 12-4 against the over/under
Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 9-7 against the spread
The Arizona Wildcats are 8-8 against the over/under
Arizona State Sun Devils Injuries
12/22/16 G Sam Cunliffe Personal expected to transfer
Arizona Wildcats Injuries
12/05/16 G Allonzo Trier Eligibility out indefinitely11/17/16 G Dylan Smith Concussion out indefinitely11/11/16 F Talbott Denny Knee out for season11/08/16 F Ray Smith Knee out for season01/07/17 G Kadeem Allen Knee injured last game, probable Saturday vs. Colorado
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona
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