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Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Utah Utes Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/23/14

Utah Utes (14-4) at Arizona State Sun Devils (13-5)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Wells Fargo Arena)

The Line: Arizona State Sun Devils -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Pac-12 Network

The Arizona State Sun Devils and the Utah Utes face off on Thursday in Pac-12 college basketball action.

The Arizona State Sun Devils have lost their last two games and they return home hoping to get back to winning. ASU is 9-1 at home this season and they have played the 87th ranked schedule in the country. Jahii Carson is averaging 18.2 points per game to lead the Sun Devils. Jermaine Marshall is averaging 15.6 points, Jordan Bachynski is averaging 12.2 points and 9.2 rebounds, and Shaquielle McKissic is averaging 8.4 points. Arizona State is averaging 76.7 points and they are shooting 46.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.2 points and their opponents are shooting 40 percent. All of Arizona State’s losses have come to teams with a RPI better than 100.

Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Utah Utes Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/23/14

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The Utah Utes are 3-3 in the Pac-12 this season and they have won their last two games. Utah is 0-3 on the road this season and they have played just the 258th ranked schedule. Jordan Loveridge is averaging 16.4 points and 8.3 rebounds to lead the Utes. Delon Wright is averaging 15.7 points and 7.2 rebounds, Brandon Taylor is averaging 10.6 points, and Dakarai Tucker is averaging 8.0 points. Utah is averaging 81 points and they are shooting 51 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 61.1 points and their opponents are shooting 39.3 percent. Utah is still looking to prove themselves despite owning a win over UCLA.

Arizona State is 13-4-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 1-4 against the spread in their last five Thursday games, and 5-1 against the spread following a loss. Utah is 8-2-1 against the spread against the Pac-12, 18-7-2 against the spread following a win, and 37-13-2 against the spread following a win. The underdog has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two.

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