Arizona Wildcats vs Arizona State Sun Devils Prediction, 2/7/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Wildcats vs Arizona State Sun Devils
Date: Monday, February 7, 2022
Location: Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, AZ
The Arizona State Sun Devils (7-13) welcome the Arizona Wildcats (19-2) at Desert Financial Arena on Monday.
The Arizona Wildcats played USC and notched a win by a score of 72-63 in their last game. Regarding fouls, the Wildcats walked away with 16 while USC had 23 fouls. They also converted 7 out of their 30 tries from three-point range. USC finished shooting 61.5% from the free throw line by making 8 of 13 attempts. In addition, USC snagged 31 boards (15 offensive, 16 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. USC totaled 18 dimes and had 3 steals in this contest. Pertaining to defense, Arizona allowed 34.3% from the field on 24 out of 70 shooting. They also doled out 14 assists in this contest as well as forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and having 2 steals. In regard to rebounding, they compiled 38 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the Wildcats converted 16 of 24 shots for a rate of 66.7%. Arizona ended the game having earned a 47.3% FG percentage (26 of 55) and converted 4 out of their 10 shots from beyond the arc.
Azuolas Tubelis is a player who played a role for this game. He racked up 18 points on 7 of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 26 mins played and snagged 11 rebounds. He finished the game at 46.7% from the floor and also recorded 1 assist.
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Arizona will enter this game with a record of 19-2 on the year. They are losing possession via turnover 13.4 times per contest and as a group they are committing 16.7 fouls every game. As a unit, Arizona is collecting 43.6 boards per game and has accounted for 422 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 5th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. The Wildcats are hitting 33.4% from downtown (164 of 491) and 72.6% from the charity stripe. They average 84.9 points per contest (3rd in college basketball) on 48.0% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Wildcats are able to force 13.9 turnovers every game while drawing 18.8 fouls. They rank 69th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 241 surrendered this season. The Wildcats are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 36.8% (502 of 1,365) and they relinquish 34.5 boards per game as a basketball team. They surrender 31.3% on shots from distance and they are 56th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (64.5).
The last time they took the court, the Arizona State Sun Devils walked away with a victory by a final of 87-84 when they faced UCLA. The Sun Devils were able to snag 31 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 40 for the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while getting 5 steals for this contest. UCLA committed 19 personal fouls for this contest which got the Sun Devils to the charity stripe for 26 shots. They were able to convert 18 of those for a percentage of 69.2%. With regard to shots from 3-point land, Arizona State made 11 of their 32 attempts (34.4%). When all was said and done, the Sun Devils finished shooting 29 out of 72 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.3%. The Sun Devils allowed UCLA to knock down 29 out of 78 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 37.2% in this contest. They shot 22.7% from beyond the arc by connecting on 5 out of 22 and finished the contest at 21 of 28 at the free throw line (75.0%). In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Arizona State allowed UCLA to snag 46 in total (14 on the offensive glass).
Marreon Jackson ended up being important for the Sun Devils in the matchup. He made 7 of 18 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 38.9%, and accounted for 4 rebounds. He accumulated 24 points in his 40 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 3 dimes in this matchup.
Arizona State has a mark of 7-13 on the season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Sun Devils are hitting on 38.7% from the floor, which has them ranked 351st in college hoops. Arizona State has 1,269 pts this year (63.5 per game) and they snag 36.4 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 12.2 times per contest (252nd in the country) and they cough up possession 11.7 times per contest. The Sun Devils are committing 19.3 fouls per game while shooting 67.4% from the charity stripe.
The Sun Devils defensively are ranked 180th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 68.9. They have forced 13.2 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 39.8% from the field (35th in college basketball). The Arizona State defense gives up 32.8% on shots from 3-point land (155 of 473) and opponents are knocking down 70.9% of their foul shots. They relinquish 13.5 dimes and 42.3 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 256th and 355th in those categories on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arizona
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