Arizona State Sun Devils (19-9) vs. Arizona Wildcats (24-4)
February 25, 2023 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -11.5 / Arizona State Sun Devils +11.5; Over/Under: +151.5
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The Arizona State Sun Devils and the Arizona Wildcats meet in college basketball action from the McKale Pavilion on Saturday afternoon. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Arizona is listed as an 11.5-point home favorite with a total for this game set at 151.5 points.
For Arizona State, Marcus Bagley remains out indefinitely while he serves a suspension, while Arizona comes into this game with a clean injury report.
Arizona’s 69-60 win back on December 31st, 2022, made it seven straight head-to-head wins for the Wildcats in this matchup over the Sun Devils.
Arizona State is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS win and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win while the over is 6-0 in their last 6 games following an ATS win. Arizona is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 home games against a team with a winning road record.
I’m backing Arizona here. I just don’t think that Arizona State has the horses to hang in this matchup for a full 40 minutes, and frankly I think they were lucky to keep the first meeting as close as they did but that in large part was to being at home. The Wildcats are just another animal at home and I think they come out to make a statement to the tournament committee here. Give me the Wildcats laying the points.