Arizona State Sun Devils vs Arizona Wildcats Prediction, 1/25/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona State Sun Devils vs Arizona Wildcats
Date: Monday, January 25, 2021
Location: McKale Center in Tucson, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona State (+7)
The Arizona State Sun Devils (4-7) go to McKale Center on Monday where they'll take on the Arizona Wildcats (11-3). Arizona opens this game as 7-point favorites. The over/under is set at 156.5.
Arizona State will enter this matchup with a win-loss record of 4-7 for the campaign. They currently have an average of 76.4 points per contest (86th in the nation) on 43.8% from the field. The Sun Devils are hitting 33.2% on shots from 3-point land (86 of 259) and 70.6% from the free throw line. As a team, Arizona State is collecting 31.8 boards per game and is sitting with 140 assists for the year, which ranks 259th in college hoops in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 11.0 times per game and as a squad they are committing 20.8 fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end, the Sun Devils are able to force 16.4 turnovers per game while drawing 20.3 personal fouls. The Sun Devils defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 45.3% (287 of 634) and they concede 40.1 boards per game as a team. They are 158th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 157 surrendered for the year. They concede 36.3% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 312th in college basketball in PPG allowed (77.6).
The Sun Devils played the Wildcats and went home with a loss by a final score of 84-82 in their last game. Arizona State ended the contest with a 46.3% field goal percentage (25 of 54) and buried 11 of 21 3-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Sun Devils knocked down 21 of 29 tries for a percentage of 72.4%. With respect to grabbing boards, they earned 27 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 16 dimes in this contest as well as earning 8 steals and 6 blocked shots. In reference to defending, Arizona State let their opponent shoot 46.3% from the field on 25 out of 54 shooting. Arizona distributed 17 assists and had 6 steals for this contest. Furthurmore, the Wildcats collected 33 boards (7 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 6 rejections. Arizona finished the game shooting 88.2% when shooting free throws by converting 15 of 17 attempts. They knocked down 11 of their 20 attempts from 3-point range.
Remy Martin is one guy who was important for the game. He finished with 18 points on 4 of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 34 minutes and collected 3 boards. Martin ended up going 36.4% from the floor and also earned 6 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in this game for the Sun Devils was Josh Christopher. He pulled down 5 rebounds and had 2 dimes. He finished 54.5% from the floor for this game by connecting on 6-of-11 (18 points). At the conclusion of this game, Christopher was on the court for 32 minutes.
Arizona has a mark of 11-3 on the year. The Wildcats are responsible for committing 20.4 personal fouls every game and they go 71.5% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 15.9 times per game (59th in D-1) and they turn the ball over 11.9 times per game. Arizona has earned 1,124 pts on the season (80.3 per game) and they pull in 40.6 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Wildcats are hitting on 45.5% from the field, which is ranked 120th in college basketball. The Wildcats defensively are ranked 139th in college basketball in points given up per game with 68.6. They allow 11.7 dimes and 31.2 boards per game, which ranks 99th and 37th in the country. The Arizona defense allows 32.7% on 3-point shots (93 of 284) and their opponents are making 71.4% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing their opponents into 13.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 41.9% from the floor (123rd in the country).
In their win over ASU, the Wildcats were able to snag 26 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 33 for this game. They rejected 5 attempts while getting 6 steals in the game. The Sun Devils had 16 personal fouls in this contest which took the Wildcats to the free throw line for 17 tries. They were able to make 15 of them for a percentage of 88.2%. In terms of three-point shots, Arizona buried 11 out of 20 tries (55.0%). In all, the Wildcats finished the game shooting 29 for 61 from the field which gave them a rate of 47.5%. The Wildcats permitted the Sun Devils to bury 25 of their 54 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.3% in this contest. They shot 52.4% from downtown by going 11 out of 21 and ended up shooting 21 of 29 at the charity stripe (72.4%). With respect to rebounding, Arizona permitted Arizona State to get 27 in all (6 offensive).
James Akinjo pitched in for the Wildcats in this contest. He converted 8 out of 17 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 47.1%, which got him 24 points. Akinjo collected 2 boards in his 36 minutes and totaled 3 dimes in the matchup. One more player who was a determining factor for Arizona was Terrell Brown. He finished with 14 points in 33 minutes on the court by way of 3 out of 6 shooting in the game. Brown finished going 50.0% from the field as well as collecting 6 assists and 5 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arizona State (+7)
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