Washington State Cougars vs Arizona State Sun Devils Prediction, 2/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington State Cougars vs Arizona State Sun Devils
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Washington State (+3.5)
The Washington State Cougars (14-11) go to Desert Financial Arena on Saturday where they'll meet the Arizona State Sun Devils (9-11). Washington State opens this matchup as 3.5-point dogs. The total has been set at 145.5.
Washington State comes into this one with a mark of 14-11 so far this year. The Cougars are shooting 34.2% from downtown (195 of 571) and 70.2% from the free throw line. They are averaging 68.8 points per game (248th in the nation) while going 41.1% from the field. They are turning it over 15.0 times per contest and as a squad are committing 18.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Washington State is pulling in 37.8 rebounds per game and has accounted for 305 assists on the campaign, which ranks 92nd in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end, the Cougars are able to force 13.1 turnovers per game and they draw 19.1 fouls. They are conceding 31.9% on three-point shots and they rank 95th in the country in points per game allowed (67.2). The Cougars are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.4% (597 of 1,442) and they concede 34.7 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are ranked 315th in Division 1 in allowing assists with 332 conceded so far this season.
The Washington State Cougars took the court against the Arizona Wildcats and took a loss by a score of 69-53 in their last game. Washington State ended the game having earned a 31.7% field goal percentage (20 of 63) and made 7 of their 28 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Cougars knocked down 6 of 11 tries for a rate of 54.5%. In reference to pulling down boards, they earned a total of 30 with 14 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 8 dimes for the contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and having 6 steals. Concerning defense, Washington State allowed the other team to shoot 50.0% from the field on 26 out of 52 shooting. Arizona doled out 15 assists and had 8 steals for this contest. In addition, Arizona pulled down 38 rebounds (11 offensive, 27 defensive) and got 6 rejections. Arizona ended up shooting 68.4% at the free throw line by burying 13 of their 19 shots. They made 4 of 11 attempts from 3-point range.
TJ Bamba is a guy who was important in this contest. He walked away with 12 points on 3 out of 5 shooting. He was on the court for 21 minutes played and also grabbed 1 board. Bamba finished 60.0% from the field and recorded 1 assist. An additional guy that was a major contributor in this game for the Cougars was Noah Williams. He collected 3 rebounds in his 30 minutes played. He walked away from this one shooting 13.3% from the floor for the contest by going 2-of-15 (8 points). When all was said and done, Williams had 2 assists.
Arizona State has a record of 9-11 on the year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Sun Devils are connecting on 44.1% from the floor, which is 187th in college basketball. Arizona State has scored 1,524 points this season (76.2 per game) and they pull down 32.1 boards per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 13.2 times per game (177th in college basketball) and they turn it over 10.8 times per game. The Sun Devils have committed 20.0 fouls every game while shooting 73.0% from the charity stripe. The Sun Devils on defense are ranked 299th in the country in points allowed per contest with 76.5. They have allowed 14.8 dimes and 39.5 boards per contest, which has them ranked 291st and 328th in those defensive categories. The Arizona State defense gives up 35.8% on shots from 3-point land (155 of 433) and their opponents are converting on 73.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing 15.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.0% from the field (250th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Arizona State Sun Devils walked away with a victory by a final of 80-72 when they faced the Washington Huskies. The Sun Devils were able to snag 29 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 36 for the game. They also coughed up the ball 11 times, while getting 5 steals for this game. The Huskies committed 20 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Sun Devils to the charity stripe for a total of 21 tries. They were able to knock down 16 of those for a percentage of 76.2%. Concerning shots from downtown, Arizona State converted 6 out of their 15 tries (40.0%). Overall, the Sun Devils finished 29 out of 60 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.3%. The Sun Devils permitted the Huskies to knock down 27 of their 63 tries from the floor which had them shooting 42.9% for this game. They went 40.7% from downtown by shooting 11 out of 27 and finished the contest at 7 out of 14 at the free throw line (50.0%). Regarding how they attacked the glass, Arizona State permitted Washington to snag 35 overall (10 on the offensive glass).
Remy Martin pitched in for the Sun Devils in this game. He knocked down 12 of 21 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and added 4 rebounds. Martin accumulated 31 points in his 39 minutes on the court and accounted for 3 dimes in the game. Someone else that was pivotal for Arizona State was Kimani Lawrence. He accumulated 2 assists in his 37 mins on the court, and he converted 8 out of 13 from the floor. Lawrence wrapped this one up going 61.5% from the field while also earning 21 points and 20 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Arizona State (-3.5) and under 145.5 points
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