Arizona Wildcats vs Arizona State Sun Devils Prediction, 1/21/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Wildcats vs Arizona State Sun Devils
Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021
Location: Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (-3)
The Arizona Wildcats (10-3) head to Desert Financial Arena on Thursday where they'll take on the Arizona State Sun Devils (4-6). Arizona opens this contest as 3-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 156.5.
Arizona comes into this one with a win-loss record of 10-3 on the campaign. They have an average of 80.0 points per contest (47th in college hoops) while going 45.4% from the floor. The Wildcats are connecting on 36.3% on three-point attempts (90 of 248) and 70.6% from the free throw line. As a team, Arizona is pulling down 41.0 rebounds per game and has totaled 205 assists so far this season, which ranks 49th in the country in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.7 times per game and as a squad they are committing 20.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Wildcats have forced 13.8 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.9 personal fouls. They are 182nd in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 148 relinquished on the year. The Wildcats defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 41.5% (304 of 732) and they concede 31.1 boards per contest as a team. They give up 31.2% from 3-point land and they are 111th in college basketball in points per game allowed (67.6).
The Arizona Wildcats stepped onto the hardwood against the Oregon State Beavers and notched a win by a score of 98-64 in their last game. Arizona ended the game having earned a 57.4% FG percentage (35 of 61) and buried 8 of their 17 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Wildcats made 20 of 26 tries for a rate of 76.9%. Regarding hauling in rebounds, they earned 39 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 21 assists for the contest in addition to having 8 steals and 6 blocks. In terms of defending, Arizona let their opponent shoot 57.4% from the floor on 35 of 61 shooting. Oregon State earned 16 dimes and had 8 steals in this game. Moreover, the Beavers pulled down 25 rebounds (6 offensive, 19 defensive) and got 6 rejections. Oregon State finished the contest at 64.3% when shooting free throws by burying 9 of their 14 attempts. They also converted 5 of 22 shots from beyond the arc.
Bennedict Mathurin is one guy who was a major contributor for this contest. He totaled 31 points on 10 out of 12 shooting. He played for 30 mins played and also totaled 8 rebounds. Mathurin finished shooting 83.3% from the floor and also distributed 2 assists. One more player that came through in this contest for the Wildcats was Jordan Brown. He pulled down 5 rebounds and also earned 2 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 83.3% from the field for the contest by going 10-of-12 (25 points). Overall, Brown saw the court for 21 min.
Arizona State has a record of 4-6 on the year. The Sun Devils commit 21.3 fouls every game while shooting 70.4% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 12.4 times per contest (242nd in college basketball) and they are turning it over 10.5 times per game. Arizona State has earned 758 points so far this year (75.8 per contest) and they average 31.7 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Sun Devils are shooting 43.6% from the floor, which ranks them 211th in Division 1. The Sun Devils on defense are ranked 304th in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 77.0. The Arizona State defense allows 34.7% on 3-pointers (78 of 225) and opponents are converting on 72.7% of their free throw attempts. They give up 14.0 assists and 40.6 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 243rd and 329th in those categories. They have forced 16.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.0% from the floor (250th in the nation).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Arizona State Sun Devils took a loss by a final score of 80-79 when they played the Oregon State Beavers. The Sun Devils snagged 17 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 23 for the matchup. They also rejected 2 shots while earning 6 steals in this matchup. The Beavers were called for 21 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Sun Devils to the free throw line for a total of 23 shots. They were able to make 18 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 78.3%. In reference to shots from downtown, Arizona State made 5 out of 21 attempts (23.8%). At the conclusion of this game, the Sun Devils shot 28 for 56 from the floor which had them shooting 50.0%. The Sun Devils allowed the Beavers to make 25 out of their 54 tries from the floor which had them shooting 46.3% in this game. They shot 42.9% from three-point range by shooting 9 out of 21 and ended up shooting 21 out of 27 at the charity stripe (77.8%). In the matter of how they rebounded, Arizona State permitted Oregon State to pull down 30 overall (12 on the offensive glass).
Marcus Bagley pitched in for the Sun Devils in the game. He made 7 out of 13 in this matchup for a rate of 53.8%, which got him 19 points. Bagley snagged 2 rebounds in his 29 mins and totaled 2 assists for this game. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Arizona State was Remy Martin. He ended up finishing with 14 points in 36 minutes on the court via 3 of 13 shooting in the game. Martin wrapped this one up going 23.1% from the floor while totaling 8 dimes and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Arizona State (+3)
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