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Arizona State vs. California - 2/24/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
California at Arizona State
Date & Time Sunday February 24, 2019, 6:00 PM (EST)
Location
Wells Fargo Arena (AZ)
Tempe, AZ
The Line
Arizona State Sun Devils -19 -- Over/Under: 150.5
TV Channel
Pac-12 Networks - Bay Area, Arizona, & National Feeds
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NCAA BB | California at Arizona State
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The California Golden Bears will travel to Wells Fargo Arena (AZ) to take on the Arizona State Sun Devils this Saturday night in College Basketball action.

The California Golden Bears lost their 15th straight game and dropped to 5-21 (0-14 Pac-12) on the season after being defeated by the Arizona Wildcats, 76-51, this past Thursday. California had no answers on the offensive end against the Wildcats and couldn’t fight back after Arizona took a 45-28 lead with 14:49 left in regulation. California shot just 30.4% from the field and 23.1% from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Golden Bears was Justice Sueing who had 18 points, 6 rebounds, 1 block, and 2 steals.

On the season, California is averaging 69.0 ppg on 42.5% shooting from the field. The Golden Bears are averaging 6.5 three-pointers per game on 33.8% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, California has been led by Justice Sueing (15.1 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.6 spg), Paris Austin (11.8 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 4.4 apg, 1.3 spg), Darius McNeill (11.4 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.4 spg), and Matt Bradley (10.2 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.9 apg).

Defensively, California is allowing their opponents to average 79.3 ppg on 50.3% shooting from the field. The Golden Bears have a rebound margin of -7.2 and a turnover margin of 2.4.

The Arizona State Sun Devils won their 2nd straight game and improved to 18-8 (9-5 Pac-12) on the season after defeating the Stanford Cardinal, 80-62, this past Wednesday night. Arizona State dominated Stanford on both ends of the court and had no trouble securing the victory after taking a 45-34 lead with 18:09 left in regulation. Arizona State shot 51.9% from the field while holding Stanford to just 37.5% shooting from the field and 9.5% shooting from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Sun Devils was Remy Martin who had 16 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists, and 2 steals.

On the season, Arizona State is averaging 79.5 ppg on 45.0% shooting from the field. The Sun Devils are averaging 7.5 three-pointers per game on 34.5% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Arizona State has been led by Luguentz Dort (16.2 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.5 spg), Remy Martin (13.2 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 5.2 apg, 1.3 spg), Zylan Cheatham (11.8 ppg, 10.7 rpg, 3.5 apg), and Rob Edwards (11.3 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.2 apg).

Defensively, Arizona State is allowing their opponents to average 73.6 ppg on 41.0% shooting from the field. The Sun Devils have a rebound margin of 6.4 and are averaging 6.2 steals per game.

The Golden Bears are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games, however, are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games following an ATS loss. The Sun Devils are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.

California is still searching for their first Pac-12 win of the season and currently rank just 277th in scoring offense, 333rd in scoring defense, and 351st in defensive FG%.

Arizona State has won 4 of their last 6 games and currently rank 41st in scoring offense, 236th in scoring defense, an 49th in defensive FG%.

Arizona State has played better as of late, however, the Sun Devils can be a bit inconsistent at times as they have some questionable losses at home this season to Princeton & Washington State. California has really struggled this season, which isn’t a huge surprise, however, they are a respectable 3-4 ATS in road conference games this season and as this just a huge amount of points, I think the Golden Bears can do enough with the points to cover in this one. Good Luck!

Pick:
California Golden Bears +19

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