Arizona State vs. Arizona - 2/15/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Wildcats (20-6) at Arizona State Sun Devils (19-6)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Wells Fargo Arena-AZ)
The Line: Arizona State Sun Devils PK -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Out at ASU Wells Fargo Arena on Thursday, the Arizona Wildcats and the Arizona State Sun Devils will be meeting up in college basketball activity.
Arizona enters this one with a 20-6 record overall. The Wildcats had lost two straight games, but won their last outing on Saturday versus USC. In that game, Arizona guard Rawle Alkins put up 20 points to lead the team.
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Arizona’s leading scorer this season is Allonzo Trier with 19.6 PPG. Also in double-digits for the Wildcats are Deandre Ayton (19.5 PPG; 10.7 RPG), Alkins (13.6 PPG) and Dusan Ristic (11.8 PPG; 7.0 RPG).
Over on the Arizona State side, they’re sitting at 19-6 on the year. The Sun Devils have won their last three straight games, and took out UCLA on Saturday. In that one, Arizona State’s Shannon Evans put up 23 points.
Tops in scoring for Arizona State this year is Tra Holder with 19.3 PPG. Also in the Sun Devils’ double-digit club are Evans (17.2 PPG), Kodi Justice (12.6 PPG) and Romeo White (11.8 PPG; 7.5 RPG).
Arizona is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 versus the Pac-12. The Wildcats are also 1-5 ATS in their last six Thursday games and 0-4 in their last four games following an ATS win.
Meanwhile, the Sun Devils are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 home games and 3-8-2 ATS in their last 13 games overall. Arizona State is also 3-9-2 ATS in their last 14 versus the Pac-12 and 0-5 ATS in their last five Thursday games.
Arizona has been scoring pretty well lately, even in their losses. The Wildcats have managed at least 73 points in each of their last nine games. ASU has been scoring pretty well also (at least 80 in each of their last three) but are also allowing a decent amount of points (at least 78 in each of their last three). I like the Wildcats to win here in what should be a great game.