Washington State Cougars vs Arizona State Sun Devils Prediction, 3/1/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington State Cougars vs Arizona State Sun Devils
Date: Monday, March 1, 2021
Location: Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Washington State (+3.5)
The Arizona State Sun Devils (10-11) host the Washington State Cougars (14-12) at Desert Financial Arena on Monday. Washington State opens this matchup as 3.5-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 144.
Washington State enters this matchup with a record of 14-12 this season. The Cougars are hitting 34.4% on shots from downtown (202 of 588) and 71.0% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 69.0 points per game (244th in D-1) while shooting 41.1% from the field. They are turning it over 15.0 times per game and as a unit they commit 18.3 fouls every game. As a team, Washington State is snagging 37.9 rebounds per contest and has earned 320 assists for the campaign, which ranks 89th in the country in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Cougars are forcing 13.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.0 fouls. They are ranked 316th in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 349 conceded for the year. The Cougars are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 41.4% (624 of 1,507) and they concede 34.8 rebounds per contest as a squad. They give up 31.7% from beyond the arc while they are 100th in D-1 in PPG allowed (67.6).
The Washington State Cougars stepped onto the hardwood against the Sun Devils and took a loss by a final of 77-74 in their last contest. Washington State ended having earned a 40.7% FG percentage (24 out of 59) and converted 7 out of their 17 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Cougars knocked down 19 of their 21 attempts for a rate of 90.5%. In reference to hauling in boards, they compiled 38 with 10 of them being offensive. They also doled out 15 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and getting 7 steals. With regard to the defense, Washington State allowed the other team to go 41.5% from the floor on 27 out of 65 shooting. Arizona State distributed 17 dimes and had 8 steals for this game. Additionally, Arizona State pulled down 30 rebounds (11 offensive, 19 defensive) and had 5 blocks. Arizona State ended up shooting 76.2% from the charity stripe by burying 16 of 21 shots. They made 7 of their 0 shots from 3-point land.
Aljaz Kunc is a guy who was a contributor in this matchup. He notched 15 points on 6 of 9 shooting. He was on the court for 38 mins and also pulled down 8 rebounds. Kunc ended up going 66.7% from the field and dished out 1 assist. Another guy that was a major contributor in this contest for the Cougars was Noah Williams. He totaled 3 rebounds in his 28 minutes on the basketball court. He walked away from this one shooting 46.2% from the floor in the game by shooting 6-of-13 (15 points). In all, Williams earned 6 assists.
Arizona State has a win-loss mark of 10-11 for the campaign. Arizona State has earned 1,601 pts for the year (76.2 per game) and they pull in 32.2 rebounds per contest. The Sun Devils are committing 19.9 fouls every game and they go 73.1% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Sun Devils are shooting 44.0% from the floor, which is 197th in the nation. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.3 times per contest (166th in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 10.8 times per game. The Sun Devils on the defensive side of the court are 300th in college basketball in PPG given up with 76.4. They are forcing their opponents into 15.5 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 44.8% from the floor (241st in college basketball). The Arizona State defense concedes 36.0% on shots from beyond the arc (162 of 450) and their opposition knocks down 74.2% of their foul shots. They surrender 14.8 dimes and 39.6 total rebounds per game, ranking them 287th and 331st in the nation.
In their win over WSU, the Sun Devils pulled down 19 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 30 for the game. They also coughed up the ball 11 times, while getting 8 steals for the contest. The Cougars had 17 personal fouls for this contest which got the Sun Devils to the charity stripe for a total of 21 shots. They were able to bury 16 of the free throw tries for a clip of 76.2%. When talking about shooting from distance, Arizona State buried 7 out of their 25 attempts (28.0%). When all was said and done, the Sun Devils ended up going 27 for 65 from the field which gave them a percentage of 41.5%. The Sun Devils allowed the Cougars to make 24 out of 59 tries from the field which had them shooting 40.7% for this contest. They finished 41.2% from three-point range by going 7 out of 17 and ended up shooting 19 of 21 from the free throw line (90.5%). With respect to team rebounding, Arizona State allowed Washington State to pull down 38 in all (10 on the offensive side).
Remy Martin ended up having an impact for the Sun Devils in this contest. He made 7 of 23 for this game for a field goal rate of 30.4%, and had 3 rebounds. Martin totaled 23 points in his 41 minutes of playing time and added 2 dimes in this game. One more player that was important for Arizona State was Kimani Lawrence. He ended up walking away with 3 assists in his 43 mins on the hardwood, and he shot 7 out of 12 from the floor. Lawrence finished going 58.3% from the field and also notching 14 points and 5 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington State (+3.5)
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