Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Marquette Golden Eagles Pick-Odds-Prediction 11/25/13
Marquette Golden Eagles (3-1) at Arizona State Sun Devils (5-0)
College Basketball: Monday, November 25, 2013 at 9:00 pm (Wells Fargo Arena)
The Line: Arizona State Sun Devils -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
Arizona State looks to jump into the rankings with a win over #25 Marquette Monday.
At a record of 3-1, 25th-ranked Marquette is a bit of a mystery at this point of the season. The Golden Eagles pulled out squeakers against Southern and New Hampshire, thumped Grambling State and shot an unheard of 18 percent from the field in a 52-35 loss to Ohio State. In their last outing, a 58-53 victory over New Hampshire Thursday, Marquette had a hard time finding the basket for the second straight game and shot just 32 percent from the field. The Wildcats were unable to capitalize, though, and shot a similarly thin 32 percent from the floor, hitting just 17 of 32 for the game. Senior 6-11 C Chris Otule had 16 points on 85 percent shooting and made 7 of 8 from the line. Junior 6-3 G Todd Mayo scored 16 points on 44 percent from the field and made 7 of 8 from the line. Senior 6-7 F Jamil Wilson added 9 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals. As a team, Marquette made 17 of 52 from the floor, 3 of 22 from beyond the arc and hit 61 percent from the foul line.
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The Sun Devils come in undefeated and off a 70-58 win over Bradley on Friday in the first game all season they’ve been held below 86 points. Arizona State shot 48 percent from the field for the game, 37 percent from beyond the arc and made 11 of 14 from the free throw line. 5-10 sophomore G Jahii Carson had 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists on 46 percent shooting and made 3 of 6 from beyond the arc. 6-7 junior F Jonathan Gilling added 14 points and 5 assists on 62 percent from the field and made 4 of 6 three-point attempts.
Arizona State is currently a 6 point favorite in this one and Marquette is just struggling too mightily right now to avoid being stripped of their # 25 ranking. And with #23 Creighton to follow, the Sun Devils could find themselves in the top 25 soon. Look for Arizona State to cover.
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