Arizona Wildcats vs. Arizona State Sun Devils - 2/17/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona State Sun Devils (14-12) at Arizona Wildcats (21-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 9:00 pm (McKale Center)
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The #17 Arizona Wildcats look to move up the national rankings with a win versus the rival Arizona State Sun Devils.
The Arizona State Sun Devils lone goal is to win as many games as possible and perhaps get an invite to a tournament. The Sun Devils chance at a three game winning streak went by the wayside in a 78-65 loss to visiting UCLA as a two point favorite on Sunday. The Bruins broke open a close game with a 41-30 second half run behind49% shooting that accounted for eight more baskets against the 38.6% shooting Sun Devils. Andre Spight paced ASU with a game high 21 points on 5-7 with Obinnna Oleka adding 14 points and 13 rebounds on 6-11. Kodi Justice tossed in 14 points but the offense needed another scoring option.
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The Arizona Wildcats have another PAC-12 title in their sights but they can not afford to lose with Oregon right on their heels. The Wildcats are doing their part with five consecutive victories after downing USC as a 9.5 point home favorite. Zona jumped to a 16 point edge after 20 minutes before easing up to make the game closer then it was. The Wildcats sank half their looks and had 13 more free throws to overcome the Trojans 41% accuracy and 15 more shots. Gabe York gave the offense 17 points on 6-15 with Allonzo Trier and Ryan Anderson netting 14 points apiece. Mark Tollefsen added 13 points and six pulls while Dusan Ristic chipped in with nine points and nine rebounds.
The over is 11-4 in Arizona State last 15 overall and is 8-3 in their last 11 vs. Pacific-12 while the Sun Devils are 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 vs. Pacific-12. The over is 7-1 in Arizona last 8 home games and is 11-4 in their last 15 overall while the Wildcats are 21-9 ATS in their last 30 vs. Pacific-12. The under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Arizona. The home team has done well in this match up and we’ll see if the Wildcats stay hot…