Arizona State vs. Utah - 1/15/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Utes (13-2) at Arizona State Sun Devils (8-8)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Wells Fargo Arena)
The Line: Arizona State Sun Devils +7 -- Over/Under: 126 See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1
The Arizona State Sun Devils and the Utah Utes face off on Thursday at Wells Fargo Arena in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 8-8 this season but they have lost their last three games in a row. ASU is averaging 69.2 points and they are shooting 45.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 63 points and their opponents are shooting 42.2 percent. Shaquielle McKissic is averaging 11 points per game to lead the Sun Devils. Gerry Blakes is averaging 10.8 points, Eric Jacobsen is averaging 10.2 points and 6.9 rebounds, and Jonathan Gilling is averaging 7.5 points. Arizona State is 8-1 at home this season but they are still looking for their first Pac-12 win.
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The Utah Utes are 13-2 this season and they are ranked number eight in the nation. Utah is averaging 75.8 points and they are shooting 50.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 55.1 points and their opponents are shooting 36.4 percent. Delon Wright leads the Utes averaging 14.8 points and 5.7 assists per game. Brandon Taylor is averaging 9.7 points, Jakob Poeltl is averaging 9.5 points and 8.3 rebounds, and Dakarai Tucker is averaging 8.3 points. Utah is 1-1 on the road and have won their last six games.
Arizona State is 4-11 against the spread following a loss, 1-4-1 against the spread against the Pac-12, and 1-5-1 against the spread in their last seven home games following three or more consecutive road games. Utah is 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four road games, 37-14-2 against the spread in their last 53 games, and 36-15-2 against the spread against the Pac-12. The underdog has covered the point spread in five of the last six meetings of these two.
With the total at 126.5 I like the over in this spot. I also have a play on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.