Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Oregon Ducks Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/8/14
Oregon Ducks (15-7) at Arizona State Sun Devils (17-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 5:00 pm (Wells Fargo Arena)
The Line: Arizona State Sun Devils -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1
The Arizona State Sun Devils and the Oregon Ducks face off on Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The Arizona State Sun Devils have won four of their last five games and have moved into a tie for third place in the Pac-12. ASU is 6-4 in the Pac-12 and 12-1 at home this season. Jahii Carson is averaging 19.3 points per game to lead the Sun Devils. Jermaine Marshall is averaging 15.8 points per game, Jordan Bachynski is averaging 11.6 points and 9.1 rebounds, and Shaquielle McKissic is averaging .5 points and 5.0 rebounds. Arizona State is averaging 77.3 points and they are shooting 46.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.5 points and their opponents are shooting 40.8 percent. Arizona State is playing some of their best basketball of the season.
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The Oregon Ducks had their season start with a lot of promise but since Pac-12 play has begun it has turned to disappointment. Oregon is 3-7 in the Pac-12 and 5-4 on the road this season as they sit in 10th place in the conference standings. Joseph Young leads the Ducks averaging 17.9 points per game. Mike Moser is averaging 12.6 points and 7.4 rebounds, Jason Calliste is averaging 12.5 points, and Damyean Dotson is averaging 10.5 points. Oregon is averaging 83.8 points and they are shooting 47 percent while defensively they are allowing 75 points and their opponents are shooting 43.9 percent. Oregon is 1-5 against teams with a RPI better than 50.
Arizona State is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, 14-6-1 against the spread in their last 21 games following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 2-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Oregon is 8-3-1 against the spread in their last 12 road games, 2-9-1 against the spread in their last 12 games, and 1-7-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The underdog has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
My free pick in this game is going to be on the total and I will update this with that free pick once the total is posted. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that pick in the Premium Area as well as the App.
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