Arizona State Sun Devils vs California Golden Bears Prediction, 1/2/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona State Sun Devils vs California Golden Bears
Date: Sunday, January 2, 2022
Location: Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, CA
The California Golden Bears (8-5) are welcoming the Arizona State Sun Devils (5-7) at Haas Pavilion on Sunday.
The Arizona State Sun Devils stepped onto the hardwood against San Francisco and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 66-65 in their last contest. Arizona State finished the game with a 38.0% FG percentage (27 of 71) and made 6 of their 24 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Sun Devils buried 5 of 10 attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. When talking about getting rebounds, they compiled 43 with 14 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 15 assists in the matchup while forcing the opposition into 21 turnovers and getting 14 steals. In regard to the defense, Arizona State allowed the other team to go 43.4% from the field on 23 out of 53 shooting. San Francisco doled out 12 assists and had 9 steals in this contest. Additionally, San Francisco collected 35 rebounds (8 offensive, 27 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. San Francisco walked away from this one shooting 50.0% when shooting free throws by converting 8 of 16 shots. They also knocked down 12 out of their 30 tries from 3-point land. With respect to personal fouls, the Sun Devils finished with 17 and San Francisco accumulated 18 personal fouls.
Marreon Jackson is one player who was a major contributor in the game. He finished shooting 44.4% from the floor and dished out 4 assists. He played for 33 mins and also snagged 5 rebounds. He was able to score 10 points on 4 out of 9 shooting.
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Arizona State enters this one with a record of 5-7 on the season. They are losing possession via turnover 12.5 times per contest and as a squad they commit 17.9 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Arizona State is grabbing 37.2 rebounds per game and has accounted for 150 dimes for the campaign, which is 243rd in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Sun Devils are shooting 28.8% on shots from downtown (79 of 274) and 68.0% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 64.2 pts per game (320th in D-1) while connecting on 39.4% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Sun Devils are forcing 13.4 turnovers per game and they draw 16.0 fouls. They are currently ranked 205th in Division 1 in giving up assists with 157 surrendered on the campaign. The Sun Devils are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 40.4% (285 of 705) and they relinquish 39.6 rebounds per game as a group. They concede 32.8% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 142nd in D-1 in opponents points per game (66.8).
When they last played, the California Golden Bears walked away with a victory by a final of 73-53 against Pacific. The Golden Bears were able to corral 25 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 33 for the game. They gave up possession of the ball 9 times, while recording 6 steals in this contest. Pacific committed 15 personal fouls for this contest which got the Golden Bears to the free throw line for a total of 7 shots. They were able to make 6 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 85.7%. Regarding shooting from downtown, California made 11 out of their 24 tries (45.8%). When the game finished, the Golden Bears shot 28 out of 59 from the floor which had them shooting 47.5%. The Golden Bears permitted Pacific to convert 22 out of their 57 tries from the floor which left them shooting 38.6% for the matchup. They finished shooting 25.0% from three-point range by shooting 5 of 20 and ended up shooting 4 of 4 at the charity stripe (100.0%). In regard to cleaning up the glass, California permitted Pacific to snag 25 overall (5 on the offensive glass).
Grant Anticevich ended up being a major contributor for the Golden Bears in the matchup. He recorded 25 points in his 35 mins on the court, but wasn't able to notch an assist. He converted 9 out of 14 for this contest for a rate of 64.3%, and had 11 rebounds.
California has a win-loss mark of 8-5 this year. The Golden Bears are committing 15.4 fouls per game and they go 72.3% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 10.4 times per contest (334th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 11.3 times per contest. California has totaled 862 pts for the season (66.3 per contest) and they average 37.6 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Golden Bears are hitting on 44.2% from the floor, which ranks them 186th in college basketball.
The California defense concedes 30.8% on shots from beyond the arc (85 of 276) and their opposition knocks down 74.9% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 9.6 dimes and 32.4 rebounds per contest, which ranks 25th and 85th in D-1. The Golden Bears defensively are ranked 64th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 62.5. They are forcing their opponents into 10.2 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 39.6% from the floor (65th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Arizona State
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