Marquette vs. Arizona State - 11/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona State Sun Devils (3-1) at Marquette Golden Eagles (2-2)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Marquette Golden Eagles +3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Marquette Golden Eagles and Arizona State Sun Devils play Tuesday night at the Barclays Center.
The Marquette Golden Eagles are coming off a monster 81-80 victory over LSU on Monday. In the victory, Marquette shot 51.7 percent from the field and had 22 turnovers. Luke Fischer led the Golden Eagles with 19 points and eight rebounds while Jajuan Johnson had 16 points and three assists off the bench. The Marquette Golden Eagles came into this tournament shooting just 42 percent from the field and 21.9 percent from downtown. We knew Marquette was good defensively and had some talented recruits, but Monday’s win should have been a real eye opener for other clubs in the Big East. Marquette may be ahead of the learning curve after all and will be a dangerous squad if the offense can continue.
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The Arizona State Sun Devils are coming off a 79-76 victory over North Carolina State on Monday. In the win, ASU shot 42.6 percent from the field and grabbed 47 rebounds. Tra Holder led the Sun Devils with 22 points and four assists while Savon Goodman had 22 points and 16 rebounds. The Arizona State Sun Devils have now won three straight games and continue to dominate the glass. Arizona State hasn’t shown to be a great shooting team, but the Sun Devils are going to be tough to beat as long as they’re averaging 44 rebounds per game. This is another strong early test for Arizona State.
The Golden Eagles are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Sun Devils are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 neutral site games.
I'm not sold with either of these teams, so the points are the safer pick in my eyes. After the way the Golden Eagels played yesterday, there's value here.