Arizona State Sun Devils (2-1) vs BYU Cougars (4-0)
2023-11-24 00:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Arizona State Sun Devils +9.5 -- Over/Under: 139.5
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The BYU Cougars and Arizona State Sun Devils face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at Michelob ULTRA Arena. Here’s a BYU Cougars vs Arizona State Sun Devils Prediction.
BYU Defense Has Confidence
BYU has played really well heading into this game and the defense has been the biggest reason why. In the last game against Morgan State, BYU scored 93 points while the defense gave up 50. BYU shot 55.9 percent from the field and they have a whole lot of confidence heading into this game. BYU On the season is averaging 95.5 points while their defense is giving up 56.5 points per game. The offense is ranked 4th best while the defense is ranked 9th. In this game the offense will need to be good, but even more important will be the offense to step up.
Questions surrounding Arizona State
This Arizona State squad team went through a lot of change over this offseason and it’s still hard to know how good this team is. Arizona State hasn’t been blowing out teams and in the last game against UMass Lowell they only scored by a point. Jose Perez had a strong game putting up 20 points, four assists, and three rebounds. Arizona State on the season is averaging 63.3 points while their defense is giving up 64 points per game. In this game if the offense doesn’t get going, this is going to be a long game.
Shane’s Free Pick
BYU is going to have little issues in this game. BYU is averaging 955.5 points per game and they have a more balanced offense. Arizona State has been winning against bad teams, but they haven’t been blowing them out. Look for BYU to have no issue running up the score, and Arizona State isn’t going to be finding a whole lot of success here. Back BYU to cover the spread here.