Washington State Cougars vs Arizona State Sun Devils Prediction, 12/1/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington State Cougars vs Arizona State Sun Devils
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Location: Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, AZ
Desert Financial Arena is the site where the Arizona State Sun Devils (2-5) will attempt to beat the Washington State Cougars (5-1) on Wednesday.
The Washington State Cougars faced Eastern Washington and took a loss by a final of 76-71 in their last game. Washington State ended having earned a 31.1% FG percentage (19 out of 61) and made 9 of their 31 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Cougars buried 24 of 28 tries for a rate of 85.7%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 33 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 5 assists for this game as well as creating 17 turnovers and having 9 steals. When talking about the defense, Washington State let their opponent shoot 46.3% from the floor on 25 out of 54 shooting. Eastern Washington distributed 10 dimes and had 7 steals for this contest. Moreover, Eastern Washington totaled 35 rebounds (7 offensive, 28 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Eastern Washington finished the game at 75.0% from the free throw line by making 18 of their 24 tries. They buried 8 of their 22 tries from downtown. When discussing personal fouls, the Cougars left the arena with 22 while Eastern Washington accumulated 24 personal fouls.
Tyrell Roberts is one guy who was a major factor in this matchup. He shot 46.2% from the field and totaled 1 assist. He played 29 mins played and also collected 1 rebound. He accounted for 23 points on 6 of 13 shooting.
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Washington State enters this one with a record of 5-1 this year. They turn it over 11.8 times per contest and as a team are committing 20.5 fouls per game. As a team, Washington State is pulling in 39.0 rebounds per game and has accounted for 64 assists for the season, which is 313th in the country in terms of passing. The Cougars are connecting on 34.2% on shots from downtown (50 of 146) and 76.3% from the free throw line. They average 84.8 pts per contest (20th in college basketball) while shooting 46.9% from the field.
On defense, the Cougars are forcing their opponents into 13.0 turnovers every game and they draw 24.0 fouls. They surrender 34.6% from 3-point land and they rank 200th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (69.3). The Cougars are giving up a field goal percentage of 39.2% (138 of 352) and they surrender 31.8 boards per contest as a squad. They currently rank 52nd in Division 1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 60 relinquished so far this season.
In their last game, the Arizona State Sun Devils took a defeat with a final score of 77-59 when they played Loyola. The Sun Devils were able to pull down 16 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 21 for the contest. They also coughed it up 12 times, while earning 2 steals in this contest. Loyola committed 19 fouls in this contest which got the Sun Devils to the charity stripe for 19 tries. They were able to bury 16 of those for a rate of 84.2%. When discussing shots from beyond the perimeter, Arizona State converted 3 out of 11 tries (27.3%). When the game finished, the Sun Devils ended up shooting 20 for 48 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.7%. The Sun Devils allowed Loyola to convert 26 out of 52 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 50.0% in the game. They went 46.2% from behind the 3-point line by going 12 of 26 and walked away from this one shooting 13 of 16 at the free throw line (81.3%). In reference to how they rebounded, Arizona State permitted Loyola to snag 29 in all (8 on the offensive side).
Jay Heath was important for the Sun Devils in this contest. He earned 16 points in his 25 minutes on the hardwood, but wrapped up this contest with no dimes. He made 5 of 8 for the contest for a rate of 62.5%, and had 2 rebounds.
Arizona State has a win-loss record of 2-5 so far this season. As an offense, the Sun Devils are shooting 41.9% from the field, which is 265th in the nation. Arizona State has accumulated 482 pts this season (68.9 per game) and they pull down 35.3 boards per game. They are getting an assist 14.1 times per contest (139th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 12.4 times per game. The Sun Devils have committed 17.9 fouls per contest while shooting 67.6% from the free throw line.
The Arizona State defense gives up 37.3% on shots from beyond the arc (62 of 166) and opponents are converting on 72.9% of their foul shots. They have given up 14.0 assists and 36.6 rebounds per game, which ranks them 273rd and 251st in those defensive categories. The Sun Devils on the defensive side of the court are 238th in the nation in points allowed per game with 71.1. They have forced 12.4 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.1% from the floor (215th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arizona State
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