Utah vs. Arizona State - 2/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona State Sun Devils (14-13) at Utah Utes (21-7)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Jon M. Huntsman Center)
The Line: Utah Utes -10.5 -- Over/Under: 144.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Utah Utes and the Arizona State Sun Devils face off on Thursday in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The Utah Utes are 21-7 this season and they have won their last four games. Utah is averaging 77.7 points per game and they are shooting 49.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.4 points and their opponents are shooting 42 percent. Jakob Poeltl leads the Utes averaging 18.1 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. Jordan Loveridge is averaging 11.9 points, Kyle Kuzma is averaging 11.6 points and 6.0 rebounds, and Lorenzo Bonam is averaging 9.5 points. Utah is 13-1 at home and 10-5 in the Pac-12.
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The Arizona State Sun Devils are 14-13 this season and they have lost their last two games. ASU is averaging 75 points per game and they are shooting 42.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 74.1 points and their opponents are shooting 45.9 percent. Tra Holder leads the Sun Devils averaging 15.1 points per game. Gerry Blakes is averaging 10.7 points and 5.4 rebounds, Obinna Oleka is averaging 9.8 points and 5.7 rebounds, and Willie Atwood is averaging 9.6 points. Arizona State is 3-7 on the road and 4-10 in Pac-12 play.
Utah is 5-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games, and 36-16-2 against the spread in their last 54 home games. Arizona State is 6-14-1 against the spread against the Pac-12, 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 7-15 against the spread after allowing more than 90 points in their previous game. Utah has covered the point spread in their last nine games against Arizona State.
This is a ton of points but I still see Utah covering the number.