Washington Huskies vs Arizona State Sun Devils Prediction, 1/8/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Huskies vs Arizona State Sun Devils
Date: Sunday, January 8, 2023
Location: Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, AZ
Desert Financial Arena is the location where the Arizona State Sun Devils (12-3) will take on the Washington Huskies (9-7) on Sunday.
The Washington Huskies faced off with Arizona and ended up losing by a score of 70-67 in their last game. Washington wrapped up the contest having earned a 42.6% field goal percentage (26 of 61) and made 9 of their 27 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Huskies made 6 of their 11 tries for a rate of 54.5%. In regard to getting rebounds, they earned 36 with 8 of them being offensive. They also recorded 13 assists for this contest while creating 11 turnovers and earning 10 steals. With regard to defending, Washington allowed the other team to go 36.4% from the floor on 24 out of 66 shooting. Arizona doled out 21 dimes and had 10 steals for this contest. In addition, Arizona had 34 boards (11 offensive, 23 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Arizona ended up shooting 76.5% from the charity stripe by making 13 of 17 attempts. They buried 9 of their 27 attempts from downtown. In relation to fouls, the Huskies walked away with 17 while Arizona recorded 15 fouls.
Cole Bajema is a guy who came through in the matchup. He finished the game at 54.5% from the floor but wasn't able to get a dime. He played for 33 mins and also totaled 5 rebounds. He was able to score 16 points on 6 out of 11 shooting.
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Washington will play this game with a mark of 9-7 for the season. They have an average of 68.7 points per contest (265th in the country) while shooting 42.9% from the field. The Huskies are hitting 30.6% on shots from 3-point land (100 of 327) and 74.6% from the free throw line. As a unit, Washington is collecting 33.9 boards per contest and has tallied 178 assists so far this season, which ranks 291st in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 13.6 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 16.3 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on the defensive end, the Huskies are forcing 13.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.1 personal fouls. They give up 28.9% on 3-pointers and they rank 145th in the country in PPG allowed (67.7). The Huskies are giving up a field goal percentage of 41.6% (399 of 959) and they relinquish 36.2 boards per game as a team. They are 327th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 234 conceded so far this year.
In their last game, the Arizona State Sun Devils got the victory with a final of 77-71 against Washington State. Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Arizona State allowed Washington State to collect 31 in all (9 offensive). They wrapped up this game 34.4% from distance by shooting 11 of 32 and ended up going 6 out of 9 at the free throw line (66.7%). The Sun Devils permitted Washington State to convert 27 of their 63 tries from the field which had them at 42.9% for the contest. When the final whistle blew, the Sun Devils ended up going 31 out of 56 from the field which gave them a rate of 55.4%. When discussing shots from beyond the perimeter, Arizona State buried 5 out of 17 attempts (29.4%). They were able to convert 10 of the free throw tries for a rate of 66.7%. Washington State committed 15 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Sun Devils to the charity stripe for a total of 15 tries. They also coughed it up 9 times, while earning 8 steals for the contest. The Sun Devils snagged 22 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 27 in this matchup.
Warren Washington ended up being important for the Sun Devils in the matchup. He earned 18 points in his 28 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 4 assists for this contest. He converted 9 of 10 in this contest giving him a rate of 90.0%, and accumulated 2 rebounds.
Arizona State has a mark of 12-3 for the season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Sun Devils are connecting on 42.6% from the floor, which ranks 277th in the nation. Arizona State has scored 1,082 pts this year (72.1 per game) and they collect 39.6 rebounds per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.9 times per game (91st in the country) and they are turning it over 12.1 times per contest. The Sun Devils commit 19.1 personal fouls every game and they connect on 67.9% from the charity stripe.
The Arizona State defense concedes 30.5% on shots from beyond the arc (108 of 354) and their opposition makes 67.5% of their free throw attempts. They give up 12.6 dimes and 38.7 boards per game, which is ranked 185th and 345th in those defensive categories. The Sun Devils on the defensive side of the court are 77th in the country in points per game surrendered with 64.9. They are forcing their opponents into 13.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 37.2% from the field (10th in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington
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