Arizona Wildcats (12-1) vs. Arizona State Sun Devils (11-2)
December 31, 2022 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Arizona State Sun Devils +6 / Arizona Wildcats -6; Over/Under: +153.5
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The Arizona Wildcats and Arizona State Sun Devils meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Desert Financial Arena. The Arizona Wildcats look for their 13th win. The Arizona State Sun Devils look for their 12th win.
The Arizona Wildcats are averaging 90.2 points on 53.2 percent shooting and allowing 73.8 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Azuolas Tubelis is averaging 20.1 points and 2.1 assists, while Oumar Ballo is averaging 17.8 points and 9.1 rebounds. Courtney Ramey is the third double-digit scorer and Kerr Kriisa is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Arizona Wildcats are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The Arizona Wildcats are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.2 rebounds per game.
The Arizona State Sun Devils are averaging 72.7 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 64.1 points on 36.7 percent shooting. DJ Horne is averaging 12.5 points and 2.8 assists, while Marcus Bagley is averaging 12.5 points and 4 rebounds. Desmond Cambridge Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Frankie Collins is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Arizona State Sun Devils are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 67.9 percent from the free throw line. The Arizona State Sun Devils are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game.
The Wildcats are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Sun Devils are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Wildcats last 7 Saturday games. The under is 19-7 in Sun Devils last 26 home games.
The Arizona Wildcats have the firepower to blow the doors off here, but we can’t overlook Arizona State, a team that gets after it defensively and has stepped up in the underdog role already. It’s also a rivalry game, so expect a crazy home crowd for the Sun Devils. Arizona State wins at home by an average of 16.7 points. I’ll take the points.