Alabama vs. Arizona State - 11/25/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona State Sun Devils (3-1) at Alabama Crimson Tide (3-1)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Sprint Center)
The Line: Alabama Crimson Tide -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Arizona State Sun Devils face off on Tuesday in Kansas City in the consolation game of the CBE Legends Classic college basketball tournament.
The Alabama Crimson Tide battled on Monday with Iowa State but in the end they didn’t have enough as they took their first loss of the season. Alabama shot 38.6 percent from the floor and 33.3 percent from beyond the three-point arc while converting on 76.9 percent of their free throws. Rodney Cooper led the way for Alabama with 27 points and five rebounds, Levi Randolph had 18 points and five rebounds, and Shannon Hale had nine points. Alabama lost the rebounding battle 26-30 but turned the ball over just nine times.
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The Arizona State Sun Devils fought hard on Monday against Arizona State but in the end they didn’t have enough as they lost to the Terrapins. ASU shot 50 percent from the floor and 51.9 percent from beyond the three-point arc but converted on just 64.3 percent from the free throw line which was he difference in the game. Jonathan Gilling had 21 points to lead Arizona State. Bo Barnes had 17 points and Gerry Blakes and Eric Jacobsen each had 14 points. Arizona State is known for their defense but they allowed Maryland to shoot 47.6 percent from the floor.
Alabama is 4-0 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 4-1 against the spread against the Pac-12, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four neutral site games. Arizona State is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight neutral site games, 2-6 against the spread following a loss, and 5-15 against the spread in their last 20 neutral site games.
I odn't love this game but I see Alabama being more physical and while ASU looks for defense to save them, it didn't look good enough yesterday so my play is the Tide.