Arizona State Sun Devils vs. California Golden Bears Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/1/14
California Golden Bears (18-10) at Arizona State Sun Devils (20-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 6:00 pm (Wells Fargo Arena)
The Line: Arizona State Sun Devils -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Arizona State Sun Devils and the Cal Golden Bears face off on Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena in Pac-12 college basketball.
The Arizona State Sun Devils are coming off of a win against Stanford and right now their numbers add up to a NCAA Tournament spot. ASU is 9-6 at home this season and 15-1 at home this season. Jahii Carson is averaging 18.7 points to lead the Sun Devils. Jermaine Marshall is averaging 15.5 points, Jordan Bchynski is averaging 11.3 points and 8.5 rebounds, and Shaquielle McKissic is averaging 8.9 points and 5.3 rebounds. Arizona State is averaging 75.4 points and they are shooting 45.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.9points and their opponents are shooting 40.7 percent. Arizona State has a 30 RPI and a 43 strength of schedule.
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The Cal Golden Bears have lost two of their last three games and are part of the four-way tie for third place in the Pac-12 standings. Cal is 6-7 away from home and 9-6 in Pac-12. Justin Cobbs leads the Bears averaging 15.8 points and 6.0 assists per game. Tyrone Wallace is averaging 11.6 points, Richard Solomon is averaging 11.2 points and 9.9 rebounds, and David Kravish is averaging 11.2 points and 7.6 rebounds. Cal is averaging 74.1 points and they are shooting 45.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 70 points and their opponents are shooting 41.8 percent. Cal is hoping with a strong finish that they are part of March Madness.
Arizona State is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, 2-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 2-10 against the spread in their last 12 home games against Cal. Cal is 3-8 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 1-5 against the spread in their last six games, and 2-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The road team is 17-6 against the point spread in the last 23 meetings of these two.
Arizona State as been tough at home and I look for that to continue here with a cover.
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