Saturday, March 4, 2017
Wells Fargo Arena
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The Arizona Wildcats head to Wells Fargo Arena to take on the Arizona State Sun Devils on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 9 point favorites.
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The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 26-4 and a road record of 8-1. They are 14-14 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-16. The Sun Devils have an overall record of 14-16 and a home record of 9-6. They have an over/under record of 18-11 and they are 14-13 against the spread.
Allonzo Trier comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Lauri Markkanen averages 15.4 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game for Arizona. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
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Torian Graham averages 18.3 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Sun Devils. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Tra Holder averages 16.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Arizona averages 75.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 129th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 47th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 20th in the country. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 14.0 assists per game which ranks them 137th and 143rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 303rd with 11.6 per game. The Wildcats allow 64.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 69th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.1 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 137th place in the country. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 92nd in Division 1.
Arizona State averages 79.3 points per game this year which ranks them 52nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 231st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 114th in the nation. They average 32.8 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per contest which ranks them 312th and 208th respectively. In the turnover department the Sun Devils rank 341st with 10.5 per game. The Sun Devils allow 81.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 335th in the country. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 343rd and 285th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 39.4 rebounds a game which ranks 332nd and they give up 19.2 assists per contest which puts them in 350th place in the nation. The Sun Devils force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 236th in college basketball.
The Wildcats are 30th in the nation in offensive rating at 112.6. They assist on 53.8% of their shots, which ranks 148th in the country. In terms of pace they average 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, which places them 294th among D-1 teams. They are 72nd in effective field goal percentage with 53%. As a team they are 44th in the country in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Arizona turns the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage of 54.8% places them 20th in Division 1 while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.8%.
The Sun Devils are 94th in the nation in offensive rating at 108.4. They assist on 48.3% of their shots, which ranks 273rd in the country. In terms of pace they average 73.1 possessions per 40 minutes, which places them 43rd among D-1 teams. They are 142nd in effective field goal percentage with 52%. As a team they are 134th in the country in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 44% of their shots. Arizona State turns the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage of 45.4% places them 336th in Division 1 while their offensive rebound percentage is 24.9%.
Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 14-14 against the spread
The Arizona Wildcats are 13-16 against the over/under
Arizona State Sun Devils Betting Trends
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 14-13 against the spread
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 18-11 against the over/under
Arizona Wildcats Injuries
11/17/16 G Dylan Smith Concussion out indefinitely
11/11/16 F Talbott Denny Knee out for season
11/08/16 F Ray Smith Knee out for season
Arizona State Sun Devils Injuries
12/22/16 G Sam Cunliffe Personal expected to transfer
02/16/17 F Romello White Academics out for season
02/16/17 F Vitaliy Shibel Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona -9
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