California Golden Bears vs Arizona State Sun Devils Prediction, 1/28/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: California Golden Bears vs Arizona State Sun Devils
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Location: Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: California (+7.5)
The Arizona State Sun Devils (4-8) play the California Golden Bears (7-10) at Desert Financial Arena on Thursday. The line on this game has Arizona State as 7.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 146.
California steps onto the court with a record of 7-10 so far this season. They are averaging 67.8 points per outing (267th in the nation) while connecting on 45.0% from the field. The Golden Bears are shooting 34.2% on shots from distance (128 of 374) and 66.9% from the free throw line. As a team, California is snagging 31.6 boards per game and has racked up 218 assists for the year, which has them ranked 69th in D-1 in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 13.1 times per game and as a team they are committing 17.5 fouls per game. When they are on the defensive end, the Golden Bears have forced 12.5 turnovers every game while drawing 17.9 personal fouls. The Golden Bears are giving up a field goal percentage of 45.4% (426 of 939) and they concede 33.6 rebounds per game as a team. They are ranked 326th in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 236 surrendered so far this season. They give up 39.7% on shots from downtown and they are 170th in college hoops in PPG allowed (69.7).
The California Golden Bears played the USC Trojans and took a loss by a final of 76-68 in their last contest. California wrapped up the game having earned a 41.4% field goal percentage (24 out of 58) and converted 7 of their 22 3-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Golden Bears made 13 of 18 attempts for a percentage of 72.2%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 29 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 10 assists in this matchup as well as earning 3 steals and 6 blocks. In the matter of defense, California allowed the other team to shoot 41.4% from the field on 24 of 58 shooting. USC doled out 12 dimes and had 5 steals for the game. Furthurmore, the Trojans grabbed 36 boards (14 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 6 rejections. USC finished shooting 77.8% when shooting free throws by converting 21 of their 27 attempts. They made 7 out of their 15 shots from 3-point range.
Grant Anticevich is a guy who came through for the contest. He ended up walking away with 15 points on 5 out of 10 shooting. He saw the court for 32 mins played and also collected 2 rebounds. Anticevich ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor and earned 3 assists. An additional guy that played a role in this contest for the Golden Bears was Joel Brown. He grabbed 7 rebounds and also had 2 dimes. He ended up going 75.0% from the floor in this game via 6-of-8 (15 points). Overall, Brown was on the court for 30 min.
Arizona State has a record of 4-8 so far this season. Arizona State has scored 907 pts on the campaign (75.6 per game) and they average 31.7 boards per game. The Sun Devils are committing 21.5 fouls per contest and they go 71.1% from the free throw line. When it comes to offensive execution, the Sun Devils are connecting on 43.1% from the floor, which ranks 240th in Division 1. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 12.6 times per contest (229th in the nation) and they are giving up possession 11.1 times per contest. The Sun Devils on the defensive side of the court are 315th in D-1 in points given up per game with 77.8. They allow 14.2 dimes and 40.1 boards every game, which has them ranked 253rd and 329th in college basketball. The Arizona State defense surrenders 36.3% on 3-pointers (91 of 251) and their opposition knocks down 73.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have forced 16.4 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.8% from the floor (275th in the nation).
When they last played, the Arizona State Sun Devils walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 80-67 when they faced the Arizona Wildcats. The Sun Devils were able to corral 19 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 27 in this game. They also rejected 5 attempts while getting 3 steals for the game. The Wildcats earned 15 fouls in this game which took the Sun Devils to the charity stripe for 11 shots. They were able to convert 9 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 81.8%. When it comes to shooting from downtown, Arizona State converted 8 out of their 31 attempts (25.8%). When the final whistle was blown, the Sun Devils finished 25 for 69 from the floor which had them shooting 36.2%. The Sun Devils permitted the Wildcats to convert 23 out of their 43 tries from the floor which had them shooting 53.5% for the contest. They went 33.3% from three-point range by hitting 2 out of 6 and walked away from this one shooting 32 of 43 from the free throw line (74.4%). In relation to rebounds, Arizona State allowed Arizona to grab 36 in total (3 on the offensive glass).
Remy Martin was important for the Sun Devils for the game. He converted 8 out of 19 in this game for a rate of 42.1%, which had him finishing with 24 points. Martin collected 2 boards in his 31 minutes and totaled 3 assists in this contest. Someone else who came through for Arizona State was Jalen Graham. He accumulated 14 points in his 29 minutes on the court via 6 out of 9 from the floor for the game. Graham walked away from this one going 66.7% from the field while collecting 2 assists and 11 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take California (+7.5)
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