Utah vs. Arizona State - 2/26/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona State Sun Devils (15-12) at Utah Utes (21-5)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Jon M. Huntsman Center)
The Line: Utah Utes -14 -- Over/Under: 130.5 See the Latest Odds
The Utah Utes and the Arizona State Sun Devils face off on Thursday at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in a Pac-12 college basketball matchup.
The Utah Utes are 21-5 this season and ranked 13th in the nation but they are coming off of a loss to Oregon on Sunday. Utah is averaging 72.6 points and they are shooting 49 percent while defensively they are allowing 56.1 points and their opponents are shooting 38 percent. Delon Wright leads the Utes averaging 14.3 points and 5.4 assists per game. Brandon Taylor is averaging 10.6 points, Jordan Loveridge is averaging 10 points, and Jakob Poeltl is averaging 8.7 points and 7.3 rebounds. Utah is 15-0 at home and 11-3 in the Pac-12.
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The Arizona State Sun Devils are 15-12 this season and they have won four of their last five games. Arizona State is averaging 70.2 points and they are shooting 45.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 65.1 points and their opponents are shooting 43.9 percent. Gerry Blakes leads the Sun Devils averaging 11.3 points per game. Shaquielle McKissic is averaging 11.2 points, Savon Goodman is averaging 10.9 points and 7.1 rebounds, and Eric Jacobsen is averaging 9.0 points and 6.4 rebounds. ASU is 2-7 on the road and 7-7 in the Pac-12.
Utah is 43-15-1 against the spread in their last 59 home games, 27-11 against the spread following a loss, and 48-23-3 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Arizona State is 5-11-1 against the spread in their last 17 road games, 0-5 against the spread following a win, and 5-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. The underdog has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
The total on this one is set at 130.5 and I see this one going over that number so the over is my free pick. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the premium area as well as on the app.