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Arizona State vs. Kansas - 12/22/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Kansas Jayhawks (10-0) at Arizona State Sun Devils (8-2)
Date & Time Saturday December 22, 2018, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
The Line
The Line: Arizona State Sun Devils +5 -- Over/Under: 150.5
TV Channel
ESPN2
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The Kansas Jayhawks and Arizona State Sun Devils meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Wells Fargo Arena.

The Kansas Jayhawks look for another victory to build on their impressive 10-0 record. The Kansas Jayhawks are averaging 81.7 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 69.5 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Dedric Lawson is averaging 19.7 points and 2.4 assists while Lagerald Vick is averaging 17.1 points and 4.4 rebounds. Udoka Azubuike is the third double-digit scorer and Devon Dotson is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Kansas Jayhawks are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 67 percent from the free throw line. The Kansas Jayhawks are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game. The Kansas Jayhawks have split their last six road games.

The Arizona State Sun Devils look for a statement victory after splitting their last four games. The Arizona State Sun Devils are averaging 81 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 72.2 points on 40 percent shooting. Luguentz Dort is averaging 19.8 points and 5.5 rebounds while Kimani Lawrence is averaging 13.1 points and two assists. Zylan Cheatham is the third double-digit scorer and Remy Martin is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Arizona State Sun Devils are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 68.3 percent from the free throw line. The Arizona State Sun Devils are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The Arizona State Sun Devils have won nine of their last 11 home games.

The Jayhawks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Pacific-12 and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Sun Devils are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Sun Devils last 4 overall. The over is 15-5-2 in Jayhawks last 22 overall. The under is 58-27-3 in Jayhawks last 88 road games. The under is 5-1 in Sun Devils last 6 home games.

The Kansas Jayhawks have yet to play on the road this season and have had a lot of close calls recently with four of their last six games being decided by six or less points. The Arizona State Sun Devils are a much different team at home where they're shooting 47.7 percent from the field, allowing 37.9 percent shooting and outscoring teams by 19.6 points. Arizona State also showed its capable of hanging with the big boys, as it gave Nevada all it could handle a couple of weeks ago. This is going to be a tight game throughout. I want the points with ASU.

Pick:
Arizona State Sun Devils +5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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