Portland Pilots vs Arizona State Sun Devils Prediction, 11/10/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portland Pilots vs Arizona State Sun Devils
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Location: Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, AZ
The Arizona State Sun Devils (11-14 last year) host the Portland Pilots (6-15 last season) at Desert Financial Arena on Wednesday.
The Portland Pilots faced the Santa Clara Broncos and went home with a loss by a final score of 95-86 in their last game. Portland wrapped up the game with a 51.8% field goal percentage (29 out of 56) and made 12 of their 22 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Pilots converted 16 of their 22 tries for a rate of 72.7%. Pertaining to rebounding, they collected a total of 21 with 6 of them being offensive. They also dished out 12 assists in this game while forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and getting 5 steals. In reference to defending, Portland allowed 59.6% from the field on 31 of 52 shooting. Santa Clara dished out 15 assists and had 2 steals for the game. On top of that, Santa Clara pulled down 29 rebounds (7 offensive, 22 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Santa Clara ended up shooting 85.2% from the charity stripe by burying 23 of their 27 tries. They knocked down 10 of 21 shots from long range. When discussing fouls, the Pilots ended up walking away with 24 and the Broncos totaled 19 fouls.
Eddie Davis is someone who was a major contributor for the game. He totaled 18 points on 5 of 7 shooting. He saw the court for 36 mins and also collected 3 rebounds. He finished shooting 71.4% from the field and recorded 1 assist.
Get all of our NCAA Basketball Expert Picks
Portland comes into this game after finishing with a win-loss record of 6-15 last season. They lost possession via turnover 13.9 times per game and as a team committed 16.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a squad, Portland collected 28.6 boards per contest and accumulated 250 assists last season, which was 274th in the nation in terms of passing. The Pilots hit on 33.9% on shots from distance (153 of 451) and 77.5% from the charity stripe. They averaged 69.5 pts per game (227th in the country) while connecting on 41.1% from the floor.
Defensively, the Pilots were able to force their opponents into 14.2 turnovers per game while drawing 19.1 personal fouls. They were 329th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 405 surrendered throughout last year. The Pilots defense allowed a FG percentage of 50.3% (661 of 1,315) and they relinquished 38.8 boards per game as a group. They surrendered 37.5% on shots from distance and they were ranked 343rd in the nation in points per game allowed (83.2).
For their last game, the Arizona State Sun Devils took a loss by a score of 91-73 against the Oregon Ducks. The Sun Devils were able to snag 25 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards totaling 29 for the game. They gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while getting 7 steals for this game. The Ducks earned 13 fouls for this contest which took the Sun Devils to the free throw line for a total of 11 attempts. They were able to make 9 of them for a clip of 81.8%. In terms of shots from 3-point land, Arizona State made 10 of their 28 tries (35.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Sun Devils shot 27 for 62 from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.5%. The Sun Devils permitted the Ducks to make 36 of 61 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 59.0% for this game. They finished shooting 55.6% from behind the 3-point line by going 10 out of 18 and walked away from this one shooting 9 out of 17 at the free throw line (52.9%). With respect to rebounding, Arizona State permitted Oregon to pull down 33 in all (5 offensive).
Alonzo Verge ended up being a major contributor for the Sun Devils for the game. He recorded 28 points in his 33 mins of playing time and had 4 dimes in this game. He knocked down 12 of 25 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 48.0%, and had 8 rebounds.
Arizona State had a record of 11-14 last year. As an offense, the Sun Devils shot 43.3% from the floor, which was ranked 222nd in the nation. Arizona State tallied 1,858 pts last season (74.3 per game) and they pulled down 31.9 boards per game. They dished out assists 13.1 times per contest (178th in the nation) and they coughed up possession 11.0 times per game. The Sun Devils were responsible for committing 19.1 personal fouls per game while shooting 72.8% from the charity stripe.
The Arizona State defense gave up 36.2% on three-point shots (192 of 530) and opponents made 74.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They conceded 14.9 dimes and 39.6 total boards per game, which was ranked 300th and 332nd in the nation. The Sun Devils defensively were ranked 312th in the nation in points allowed per contest with 77.1. They were able to force 15.2 turnovers per game and allowed teams to shoot 46.0% from the field (288th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Arizona State
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of this Weeks Free College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks Expert College Basketball Picks
Arizona State Sun Devils - Twitter
Portland Pilots - Twitter