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Arizona vs Arizona State Basketball Picks 2-17-24

Arizona State Sun Devils (13-12) vs. Arizona Wildcats (19-5)
February 17, 2024 9:30 pm EDT
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -18.5; Over/Under: +154.5
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The Arizona State Sun Devils will play the Arizona Wildcats in a PAC-12 game on Saturday night at the McKale Center in Tucson, Arizona. Arizona State has won two games in a row, while Arizona is on a five game winning streak. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Arizona State vs Arizona prediction.

Arizona State Preview

The Arizona State Sun Devils are 13-12 (7-7) this year after they defeated Oregon State by a score of 79-61 in their last game. Arizona State was tied at 33 at the half, but they scored 46 points in the second half for the win. The Sun Devils shot 57.7% from the field and had 15 turnovers in the game. ASU defeated Utah by a score of 85-77 in the game prior to Oregon State, but they lost the previous five games. The Sun Devils are scoring 70 points per game with 33.4 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game, while allowing 72.1 points against per game this year. Frankie Collins is averaging 13.7 points per game, 4.5 rebounds per game, and 3.4 assists per game. Arizona State is shooting 42.3% from the field, 65.8% on free throws, and 30.6% on three pointers this season. 

Arizona Preview

The Arizona Wildcats are 19-5 (10-3) this season after they defeated Colorado by a score of 99-79 in their last game. Arizona led 47-40 at halftime and they scored 52 points in the second half for the easy win. The Wildcats shot 52.9% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the game. Arizona has won five games in a row and they have scored at least 82 points in all five. The Wildcats are scoring 90.1 points per game with 43.2 rebounds per game and 18.9 assists per game, while giving up 73.5 points against per game this season. Caleb Love is averaging 18.9 points per game, 5.1 rebounds per game, and 3.3 assists per game. Arizona is shooting 48.8% from the field, 72.8% on free throws, and 36.8% on three pointers this year. 

Arizona State vs Arizona Betting Prediction

Arizona rolls into this game on a five game winning streak and they are scoring over 90 points per game this season. The Wildcats are ranked #5 in the country and they just picked up two huge road wins against Utah and Colorado. Arizona State is on a two game winning streak, but they have struggled in conference play. The Sun Devils are only shooting 42.3% from the field and are not a very good rebounding team. I know this is a big spread, but Arizona is the much better team and they are at home. Take the Wildcats here. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Arizona -18.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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