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Arizona State vs. Stanford - 2/20/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Stanford at Arizona State
Date & Time Wednesday February 20, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Wells Fargo Arena (AZ)
Tempe, AZ
The Line
Arizona State Sun Devils -7 -- Over/Under: 152
TV Channel
ESPN2
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The Stanford Cardinal will travel to Wells Fargo Arena (AZ) to take on the Arizona State Sun Devils this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.

The Stanford Cardinal won their 2nd straight game and improved to 14-11 (7-6 Pac-12) on the season after defeating the UCLA Bruins, 104-80, this past Saturday. Stanford was lights out on the offensive end against the Bruins defense and pulled away in the 2nd half after taking a 76-53 lead with 11:50 left in regulation. Stanford shot 52.9% from the field and outrebounded UCLA by a 47-35 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Cardinal was Josh Sharma who had a double-double with 22 points, 12 rebounds, and a block.

On the season, Stanford is averaging 74.0 ppg on 46.3% shooting from the field. The Cardinal are averaging 6.8 three-pointers per game on 33.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Stanford has been led by KZ Okpala (17.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.0 spg), Daejon Davis (12.5 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 4.5 apg, 1.6 spg), Oscar da Silva (9.6 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.9 apg), and Josh Sharma (9.4 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 1.2 bpg).

Defensively, Stanford is allowing their opponents to average 72.9 ppg on 43.7% shooting from the field. The Cardinal have a rebound margin of 1.3 and a turnover margin of -2.9.

The Arizona State Sun Devils improved to 17-8 (8-5 Pac-12) on the season after defeating the Utah Utes, 98-87, this past Saturday night. Arizona State was outstanding on the offensive end against the Utah defense and was able to pull away in the 2nd half after taking a 72-56 lead mid-way through the 2nd half. Arizona State shot 54.0% from the field and 45.5% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Sun Devils was Zylan Cheatham who had a double-double with 24 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, and a block.

On the season, Arizona State is averaging 79.4 ppg on 44.8% shooting from the field. The Sun Devils are averaging 7.4 three-pointers per game on 34.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Arizona State has been led by Luguentz Dort (16.4 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.5 spg), Remy Martin (13.0 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 5.1 apg, 1.3 spg), and Zylan Cheatham (12.0 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 3.6 apg), and Rob Edwards (11.0 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.2 apg).

Defensively, Arizona State is allowing their opponents to average 74.1 ppg on 41.1% shooting from the field. The Sun Devils have a rebound margin of 6.5 and average 6.4 steals per game.

The Cardinal are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Wednesday games. The Sun Devils are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record, however, are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win.

Stanford has won 5 of their last 6 games and come into this match-up ranked 152nd in scoring offense, 81st in FG%, and 218th in scoring defense.

Arizona State has split their last 6 games and currently rank 42nd in scoring offense, 166th in FG%, and 243rd in scoring defense.

Arizona State has as much talent as any team in the Pac-12 this season, however, it’s hard to trust the Sun Devils as they can be really inconsistent as they showed recently after losing by 21-points at home to Washington State. Stanford has been playing some of their best basketball of the season recently, which included an impressive 83-60 victory on the road at Oregon State and as the Cardinal was able to knock off the Sun Devils by an 85-71 margin at home earlier this season, I think Stanford does enough with the points to cover in this one. Good Luck!

Pick:
Stanford Cardinal +7

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