Washington State Cougars vs Arizona State Sun Devils Prediction, 3/10/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington State Cougars vs Arizona State Sun Devils
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Washington State (-1)
The Arizona State Sun Devils (10-13) play the Washington State Cougars (14-12) at T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday. The line on this contest has Washington State as 1-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 144.5.
Washington State will enter this matchup with a win-loss mark of 14-12 for the season. They have an average of 69.0 points per contest (240th in D-1) while shooting 41.1% from the field. The Cougars are shooting 34.4% on 3-point shots (202 of 588) and 71.0% from the charity stripe. As a team, Washington State is collecting 37.9 boards per game and is sitting with 320 assists on the campaign, which is 135th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 15.0 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 18.3 personal fouls every game. When they are on the defensive end, the Cougars are forcing 13.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.0 fouls. The Cougars defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 41.4% (624 of 1,507) and they surrender 34.8 rebounds per game as a team. They rank 293rd in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 349 surrendered this season. They are giving up 31.7% on shots from downtown while they are 97th in D-1 in PPG allowed (67.6).
The Washington State Cougars played the Sun Devils and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 77-74 in their last contest. Washington State finished the contest having earned a 40.7% FG percentage (24 of 59) and buried 7 of their 17 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Cougars made 19 of 21 tries for a percentage of 90.5%. When it comes to grabbing boards, they earned 38 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 15 dimes in the game as well as forcing 11 turnovers and having 7 steals. When talking about defense, Washington State allowed the other team to shoot 41.5% from the field on 27 out of 65 shooting. Arizona State distributed 17 dimes and had 8 steals in this game. Additionally, Arizona State grabbed 30 rebounds (11 offensive, 19 defensive) and earned 5 blocked shots. Arizona State finished the game at 76.2% when shooting free throws by knocking down 16 of their 21 shots. They also knocked down 7 of 25 tries from long range.
Aljaz Kunc is someone who was a contributor for the contest. He left the arena with 15 points on 6 of 9 shooting. He was on the court for 38 minutes and also totaled 8 boards. Kunc finished 66.7% from the field and earned 1 assist. Another guy that was a major contributor in this matchup for the Cougars was Noah Williams. He collected 3 rebounds in his 28 min on the court. He went 46.2% from the field in the matchup by connecting on 6-of-13 (15 points). At the conclusion of this game, Williams accounted for 6 assists.
Arizona State has a win-loss mark of 10-13 for the campaign. Arizona State has accounted for 1,721 pts so far this season (74.8 per contest) and they pull down 32.0 boards per game. The Sun Devils have committed 19.4 personal fouls every game and they shoot 72.8% from the charity stripe. As an offensive unit, the Sun Devils are hitting on 43.3% from the floor, which is ranked 230th in the nation. They are getting an assist 13.0 times per game (186th in the nation) and they are turning it over 10.8 times per game. The Sun Devils defensively are ranked 314th in the nation in points allowed per contest with 77.3. They have forced 15.2 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.6% from the floor (274th in college hoops). The Arizona State defense surrenders 35.9% on 3-point shots (176 of 490) and opponents are converting on 75.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 15.0 assists and 39.8 boards per game, which has them ranked 302nd and 336th in the country.
For their last game, the Arizona State Sun Devils took a defeat with a final score of 98-59 when they faced the Utah Utes. The Sun Devils snagged 16 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 25 for the game. They coughed up the ball 12 times, while getting 6 steals for the game. The Utes were called for 14 fouls in the matchup which took the Sun Devils to the free throw line for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to knock down 8 of the free throws for a percentage of 50.0%. In the matter of shooting from distance, Arizona State knocked down 3 out of 13 tries (23.1%). When this game wrapped up, the Sun Devils ended up going 24 for 64 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.5%. The Sun Devils allowed the Utes to convert 39 of 66 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 59.1% in this contest. They went 38.1% from distance by shooting 8 out of 21 and ended up shooting 12 out of 12 from the free throw line (100.0%). Regarding how they rebounded, Arizona State permitted Utah to collect 39 in all (7 on the offensive glass).
Holland Woods ended up being a major contributor for the Sun Devils for the contest. He made 6 out of 11 in this contest for a rate of 54.5%, and had 1 rebound. Woods earned 13 points in his 32 minutes on the court and accumulated 2 assists for this contest. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Arizona State was Alonzo Verge. He ended up with 2 assists in 32 mins on the court, and he knocked down 5 out of 13 from the floor. Verge finished going 38.5% from the floor in addition to totaling 13 points and 4 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Arizona State (+1) and over 144.5 points
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