Stanford Cardinal vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/1/14
Arizona State Sun Devils (16-5) at Stanford Cardinal (13-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 4:00 pm (Maples Pavilion)
The Line: Stanford Cardinal -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Stanford Cardinal and the Arizona State Sun Devils face off on Saturday in Palo Alto in Pac-12 college basketball.
The Stanford Cardinal have lost two of their last three games including losing to Arizona in a a close one. Stanford is 8-3 at home this season and 4-4 in the Pac-12. Chasson Randle is averaging 18.7 points to lead the Cardinal. Dwight Powell is averaging 14.2 points and 7.8 rebounds, Anthony Brown is averaging 12.8 points and 5.0 rebounds, and Josh Huestis is averaging 11.3 points and 8.2 rebounds. Stanford is averaging 76 points and they are shooting 47.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 69.7 points and their opponents are shooting 41.3 percent. Stanford as played the 32nd ranked schedule and they head on the road for three road games following this game.
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The Arizona State Sun Devils have won three games in a row and at 5-3 in the Pac-12 they are tied for third place in the conference. ASU is 5-4 away from home this season and they have played the 75th ranked schedule in the country. Jahii Carson leads the Sun Devils in scoring averaging 18.9 points per game. Jermaine Marshall is averaging 15 points, Jordan Bachynski is averaging 11.6 points and 8.8 rebounds, and Shaquielle McKissic is averaging 8.6 points. Arizona State is averaging 77.2 points and they are shooting 47 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.4 points and their opponents are shooting 40.8 percent. Arizona State has the look of a NCAA Tournament team.
Stanford is 5-1 against the spread following a loss, 6-2-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread, and 6-1 against the spread in their last seven home games. Arizona State is 5-2 against the spread following a win and 4-1 against the spread in their last five Saturday games. The home team has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
Stanford has dominated this series as has the home team but ASU is playing better basketball right now and I like them getting points here.
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