Arizona State at Arizona College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/30/2017
Saturday, December 30, 2017
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The Arizona State Sun Devils travel to McKale Center to play the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday, December 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 5 point favorites.
Arizona State comes into this game with an overall record of 12-0. They currently have a point differential of 20.1 as they are averaging 91.8 points per game while giving up 71.7 per contest. Arizona has an overall record of 10-3. They are averaging 83.5 points per game and surrendering 71.0, good for a point differential of 12.5.
Valuable Arizona State Sun Devils Betting Trends
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 9-2 against the spread this season
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 8-4 against the over/under this year
Important Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 4-8 against the spread this season
The Arizona Wildcats are 7-4 against the over/under this year
Key Arizona State Sun Devils Injuries
11/14/17 F Kimani Lawrence Foot is OUT 4-6 weeks
11/14/17 F Ramon Vila Left Team is out for season
11/14/17 F Zylan Cheatham Eligibility is out for season
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tra Holder averages 21.5 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is at 83%. Shannon Evans averages 17.8 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.7 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Allonzo Trier averages 21.2 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. DeAndre Ayton averages 19.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.4 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Arizona State averages 91.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 20.1 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 40%, which is good for 34th in the country. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per game, which ranks them 118th and 59th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 303rd with 11.8 per game. The Sun Devils allow 71.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 169th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 74th and 128th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 165th and they give up 14.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 261st place in college basketball. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 309th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Arizona is 38th in the country with 83.5 points per game this year. They are 6th in D-1 in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 12.5. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 42nd in college basketball. They are 162nd in the nation in rebounding with 36.6 boards per game, and 90th in assists per contest with 15.6. The Wildcats are 295th in turnovers per game with 11.9. The Wildcats surrender 71.0 points per contest, which ranks them 155th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 132nd and 229th in those defensive statistics. They rank 172nd with 13.2 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 30.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 91st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game this season.
The Sun Devils are 90th in the country in defensive rating with 96.1, and their offensive rating of 123 is ranked 4th. They are 42nd in college basketball in pace with 74.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 8th. As a unit they are 4th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 87th in D-1. Arizona State is 322nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 101st in the country.
Arizona is 276th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 119th in Division 1. The Wildcats are 187th in the nation in defensive rating with 100.7, and their offensive rating of 118.3 is ranked 19th. They are 226th in D-1 in pace with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 17th. As a unit they are 12th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 288th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Arizona State/Arizona college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona -5
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