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Arizona State’s Recent Play Could Help It Cover

No. 5 Arizona (19-5, 10-3) has made itself the front-runner in the Pac-12, sitting in first place, having won five straight. Arizona has been excellent at home, going undefeated, but instate rivals Arizona State (13-12, 7-7) will try to challenge the Wildcats for NCAAB picks on Feb. 17.

In the Sun Devils’ last game, they picked up a win over Oregon State 79-61, showing some signs of life late in the season. The Wildcats played well against the Pac-12, beating Colorado 99-79, dominating.

Arizona State's Recent Play Could Help It Cover


Arizona State vs Arizona Game Information

  1. Game: Arizona State (13-12) vs. Arizona (19-5)
  2. Location: McKale Center, Tucson, AZ
  3. Day/Time: Saturday, Feb. 17, 9:30 p.m. ET
  4. Arizona State vs Arizona Live Stream: TBS.com

This is the first time these rivals are meeting this season, as they will match up twice with only a few games left of Pac-12 play. Most NCAAB expert picks favor Arizona, which is the ranked team and has won 7 of the last 10 meetings against Arizona State.

Arizona State vs Arizona Odds and Spreads

  1. Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
  2. Sun Devils are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  3. Under is 5-0 in Wildcats last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
  4. Over is 7-1 in Wildcats last 8 Saturday games.
  5. Under is 5-1 in Wildcats last 6 vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
  6. Under is 5-1 in Wildcats last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
  7. Over is 4-1 in Sun Devils last 5 Saturday games.
  8. Over is 4-1 in Sun Devils last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.

Arizona State vs Arizona Pick ATS: Arizona State +18½ (-110)

There is a reason why the Wildcats’ lowest ranking this season was 12th, having been No.1 at one point. The team is the best in the conference and will be an option in March Madness betting.

However, despite all that, it is hard to side with Arizona in college basketball spreads because of where the line is set. There is a good chance the Wildcats will dominate Arizona State. They rolled in their last game, beating Colorado by 20 points. Arizona is 12-0 at home, and Arizona State won’t be the team to change that.

Still, the Sun Devils have been playing well recently. They have won their last two games and have covered three straight. That one cover without a win was a 15½-point spread against Colorado.

In the win over Oregon State, Jamiya Neal came up big with 21 points off the bench, while Frankie Collins, Jose Perez, and Adam Miller all scored 14 or more. That trend is in the right direction for a team that has been slowly building momentum after losing five straight.

Arizona State vs Arizona Over/Under Pick: Over 157½ (-110)

Whenever Arizona plays, it is hard not to lean toward the over in college basketball picks. It has easily been one of the best offenses in the nation, averaging 90.1 points per game, which ranks second.

That was put on full display in the win over Colorado. Caleb Love led the Wildcats in scoring with 19 points but was one of five players who scored 14 or more. Pelle Larsson, Oumar Ballo, Kylan Boswell, and Jaden Bradley all played a role in the team’s success and have done so all season.

At home, it is even harder to stop Arizona’s offense. That has been a big help in the Wildcats staying undefeated at home through 12 games.

Arizona State vs Arizona Player Prop Pick: Caleb Love Over 18 points (-176)

This game is going to be high-scoring, and while Arizona has leaned on its leading scorer most of the season, Love, this could be a game in which he struggles. If anything, the win over Colorado showed that there are a lot of good offensive players on the Wildcats that can support Love. On top of that, Arizona State does have one of the better defenses in the Pac-12, ranked fourth in points allowed per game when facing conference opponents.

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Arizona State vs Arizona Score Prediction

Arizona 88, Arizona State 73

Questions of the Day

Who will lead this game in scoring?

Caleb Love still has a good chance of leading this game in scoring for Arizona, but hitting his over for his points prop bet could be challenging.

Can Arizona State win this game against Arizona?

It will be tough for Arizona State to get the upset, especially on the road. However, the Sun Devils have a chance to cover a large spread with how they have been playing recently.

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