Arizona State vs. Washington State - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Washington State Cougars (15-15) at Arizona State Sun Devils (19-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm (Desert Financial Arena)
The Line: Arizona State Sun Devils -10 -- Over/Under: 147.5
The Washington State Cougars and the Arizona State Sun Devils meet in college basketball action from ASU Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday.
Washington State enters this game at 15-15 overall. Over their last six games, Washington State is just 1-5; the Cougars got a win over Washington February 28 but fell to Arizona in their last outing.
In the loss to Arizona, Washington State’s top scorer was Isaac Bonton with 21 points, five rebounds and one assist, and Jervae Robinson added 13 points with five boards. Both CJ Elleby and Noah Williams posted 10 points and one assist apiece there, and Elleby had five rebounds.
Over on the Arizona State side, they’re 19-11 this year. Since their last win February 22, Arizona State has lost three straight to UCLA, USC and Washington in succession.
In the loss to Washington, Arizona State’s Rob Edwards led the way on 23 points with six rebounds, and Alonzo Verge had 19 points, three assists and one rebound. Taeshon Cherry chipped in 13 points with seven boards for AZ State there as well.
Arizona State is 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven after an ATS loss and 0-3-1 ATS in their last four overall. The over is 6-1 in Arizona State’s last seven overall and 7-0 in their last seven after an ATS loss.
Meanwhile, Washington State is 1-4 ATS in their last five Saturday games and 9-26-1 ATS in their last 36 road games. Washington State is 1-4 ATS in their last five overall and the over is 7-3 in their last 10 road games.
Well, it’s been a pretty disappointing run for Washington State lately, and they’ve been at 62 or below points in four of their last five games—with three of those being 57 or less. There hasn’t been much offense to speak of lately, which is odd because Washington State can score when they’re on.
As for Arizona State, they’ve generated some nice points totals lately, but they haven’t always turned into wins due to points allowed. This should be a pretty high-scoring affair as well. I’m going to take a chance on Washington State covering here; the stage is set for their offense to wake up.