Arizona State vs. UCLA - 2/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UCLA Bruins (16-10) at Arizona State Sun Devils (13-12)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Wells Fargo Arena)
The Line: Arizona State Sun Devils -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Arizona State Sun Devils and the UCLA Bruins face off on Wednesday at Wells Fargo Arena in Pac-12 college basketball.
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 13-12 this season and they have won three of their last five games. Arizona State is averaging 70.5 points and they are shooting 45.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 65.3 points and their opponents are shooting 43.8 percent. Gerry Blakes leads the Sun Devils averaging 11.4 points per game. Shaquielle McKissis is averaging 11.1 points, Savon Goodman is averaging 10.5 points and 6.8 rebounds, and Eric Jacobsen is averaging 9.4 points and 6.3 rebounds. ASU is 11-3 at home and 5-7 in the Pac-12.
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The UCLA Bruins are 16-10 this season and they have won five of their last six games. UCLA is averaging 71.5 points and they are shooting 42.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.2 points and their opponents are shooting 41.5 percent. Norman Powell leads the Bruins averaging 16 points per games. Bryce Alford is averaging 15.4 points and 5.3 assists, Kevon Looney is averaging 12.4 points and 9.9 rebounds, and Toy Parker is averaging 10.6 points and 7.3 rebounds. UCLA is 13-1 at home and 8-5 in the Pac-12.
Arizona State is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven home games, 1-4 against the spread following a win, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six games following a game that they covered the point spread. UCLA is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games, 5-2 against the spread following a win, and 2-9 against the spread in their last 11 road games. The home team is 9-1-1 against the spread in the last 11 meetings of these two.
UCLA just hasn’t been strong on the road but they are playing as well as they can right now and I give them the nod.