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Arizona State vs. Washington State - 2/7/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Washington State at Arizona State
Date & Time Thursday February 7, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Wells-Fargo Arena
Tempe, AZ
The Line
Arizona State Sun Devils -16 -- Over/Under: 156.5
TV Channel
Pac 12 Network
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NCAA BB | Washington State at Arizona State
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The Washington State Cougars and the Arizona State Sun Devils meet in Pac-12 conference college basketball action from the Wells-Fargo Arena on Thursday night.

The Washington State Cougars come into this game looking to snap a 5-game losing streak following a 93-84 loss to USC in their last outing. Robert Franks led the Cougars with 25 points on 8 of 17 shooting with 3 threes and a team-high 6 rebounds along with 4 assists while Ahmed Ali added 18 points with 4 threes, a team-high 7 assists and 3 steals and Alja Kunc added 14 points to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Washington State in the loss. CJ Elleby added 7 points with 3 steals as well in the defeat. Franks leads Washington State in scoring with 21.4 points per game while Elleby leads the Cougars in rebounding with 6.5 rebounds per game and Ali leads Washington State in assists with 3 helpers per game this season. As a team, Washington State is averaging 77.3 points per game on 46.1% shooting from the field, 35.6% from behind the 3-point line and 74.9% from the foul line this season.

The Arizona State Sun Devils will look to keep their momentum going after winning 4 of their last 5 games and 6 of their last 8 following a 95-88 overtime win over Arizona in their last outing. Remy Martin led the Sun Devils with 31 points on 8 of 14 shooting with 5 threes, a 10 of 12 mark from the foul line and a team-high 8 assists. Rob Edwards added 19 points on 4 of 9 shooting with 3 triples and an 8 of 11 mark from the foul line while Luguentz Dort chipped in 15 points and 6 assists. Romello White added 13 points on 5 of 6 shooting with a pair of blocks while Zylan Cheatham contributed 11 points with a whopping 22 rebounds and 3 assists for a monstrous double-double, rounding out the group of double-digit scorers for Arizona State in the win. Dort leads the Sun Devils in scoring with 16 points per game and Martin leads Arizona State in assists with 4.9 helpers per game while Cheatham leads the Sun Devils in rebounding by averaging a double-double per game with 11.8 points to go along with his team-leading 10.9 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Arizona State is averaging 79.5 points per game on 44.4% shooting from the field, 34.5% from behind the arc and 67.8% from the foul line this season.

Washington State is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record. Arizona State is 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games against a team with a losing record and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 Thursday games while the under is 7-2 in their last 9 games following a win. Washington State is 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams at Washington State.

This seems like a lot of points at first glance given how well the Cougars have scored the basketball this season. However, the Cougars are also still winless on the road this season and in conference play, and in their 5 Pac-12 road losses this season, the Cougars are being outscored by 20.2 points per game. I just can’t see Washington State keeping up with the Sun Devils here, so I’ll lay the points with Arizona State in this one.

Pick:
Arizona State -16

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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