Arizona State Sun Devils vs California Golden Bears Prediction, 2/11/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona State Sun Devils vs California Golden Bears
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Location: Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, CA
The Arizona State Sun Devils (16-8) are en route to Haas Pavilion on Saturday where they will compete against the California Golden Bears (3-20).
The Arizona State Sun Devils faced off with Oregon and went home with a loss by a final score of 75-70 in their last contest. In the matter of fouls, the Sun Devils ended up with 23 while Oregon recorded 13 fouls. They made 7 of 16 attempts from downtown. Oregon finished the game at 69.2% at the free throw line by knocking down 18 of 26 tries. In addition, Oregon pulled down 30 boards (5 offensive, 25 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Oregon recorded 14 dimes and had 8 steals in this contest. In terms of defense, Arizona State allowed their opponent to shoot 47.2% from the field on 25 of 53 shooting. They also doled out 14 dimes in the matchup in addition to forcing 16 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In regard to hauling in boards, they compiled 31 with 6 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Sun Devils knocked down 8 of 10 shots for a rate of 80.0%. Arizona State wrapped up the game having earned a 44.3% field goal percentage (27 of 61) and made 8 out of their 24 shots from beyond the perimeter.
DJ Horne is a guy who came through in this game. He ended up shooting 41.2% from the field and dished out 3 assists. He played for 36 mins and collected 4 rebounds. He racked up 18 points on 7 of 17 shooting.
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Arizona State heads into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 16-8 so far this year. They average 71.3 points per game (180th in the country) while connecting on 42.3% from the floor. The Sun Devils are hitting 32.2% on shots from downtown (179 of 556) and 69.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Arizona State is collecting 37.7 boards per contest and is sitting with 357 assists this season, which has them ranked 75th in D-1 in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 12.4 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 18.7 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Sun Devils are able to force 14.3 turnovers per game and they draw 18.5 fouls. They are giving up 33.0% on three-point shots and they are ranked 103rd in the country in PPG allowed (67.0). The Sun Devils defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 39.1% (552 of 1,412) and they surrender 38.1 boards per game as a team. They currently rank 149th in the country in giving up assists to their opponents with 295 relinquished this season.
In their last game, the California Golden Bears went home defeated by a final of 61-46 against Utah. The Golden Bears snagged 25 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 31 for this game. They turned it over 9 times, while recording 5 steals for the matchup. Utah had 10 fouls in this game which took the Golden Bears to the free throw line for 8 tries. They were able to bury 4 of the free throws for a clip of 50.0%. When it comes to three-point attempts, California made 4 out of 17 attempts (23.5%). At the conclusion of this game, the Golden Bears shot 19 for 56 from the floor which gave them a rate of 33.9%. The Golden Bears allowed Utah to knock down 21 of their 57 tries from the field which had them at 36.8% in this game. They finished 32.3% from distance by connecting on 10 out of 31 and finished the game at 9 of 10 from the free throw line (90.0%). When it comes to team rebounding, California permitted Utah to collect 37 in total (9 on the offensive side).
Lars Thiemann ended up being a factor for the Golden Bears in the matchup. He earned 12 points in his 27 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 1 assist for the contest. He knocked down 5 out of 10 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 4 rebounds.
California has a win-loss mark of 3-20 for the year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Golden Bears are connecting on 40.7% from the floor, which has them ranked 338th in the nation. California has scored 1,357 pts for the season (59.0 per game) and they pull in 31.4 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 9.8 times per game (357th in the country) and they cough up possession 13.6 times per contest. The Golden Bears are committing 16.9 fouls every game and they shoot 73.2% from the free throw line.
The Golden Bears defensively are ranked 132nd in D-1 in PPG allowed with 68.0. They are able to force 10.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 44.9% from the floor (278th in college basketball). The California defense surrenders 33.1% on shots from beyond the arc (160 of 483) and their opponents are knocking down 71.3% of their foul shots. They relinquish 12.8 dimes and 33.7 rebounds per game, which ranks them 196th and 155th in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take California
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