Arizona State vs. Arizona Prediction
Unranked Arizona State travels to Tuscon to play #7 Arizona on CBS Saturday at 2:00 PM ET. Can the Wildcats cover the 11.5-point spread as home favorites?
Arizona State is 19-9 on the year, with their best wins coming against Michigan and Creighton. Their worst losses were against Texas Southern and San Francisco. The Sun Devils are 12-16 against the spread this season.
Arizona is 24-4 this season with best wins coming against Tennessee and UCLA. Their worst losses were against Washington State and Stanford. The Wildcats are 13-14-1 against the spread this year.
Chances of playing and betting
629 Arizona State Sun Devils (+11.5) vs. 630 Arizona Wildcats (-11.5); O/U 152.5
2:00 PM ET, Saturday, February 25, 2023
McKill Center, Tuscon, AZ
General betting information Arizona State vs. Arizona
We General CBB betting information The page shows that people are supporting the Wildcats in this match. Our public betting data shows that 59% of public bets in Arizona are -11.5. Note that these numbers are subject to change and may vary upon notification, so be sure to check the link for the most up-to-date general betting data.
Arizona State game notes
The best scorer and the best player is Shaitan Sun Desmond Cambridge Jr Cambridge is scoring 13.7 points per game while leading the team in scoring at 1.6 per game. Cambridge isn’t the most efficient player (40.6 percent shooting from the field), but he does make his free throws (82 percent from the line).
Arizona State’s top assistant is sophomore guard Frankie Collins. The 6’1″ player from Sacramento is averaging 4.5 dimes per game and is also averaging 10.7 points and 4.5 rebounds per game for the Sun Devils this year.
Arizona game notes
The Wildcats’ best player is the 6’11” junior forward Azollas tubelis. The Lithuanian international is averaging 19.6 points and 9.1 rebounds per game this season while shooting exceptionally well from both the field (57.2 percent) and the free throw line (75.7 percent).
One of Arizona’s unsung heroes is the young guard Kerrissa. The Estonia native leads the Wildcats in scoring this season (5.5 dimes per game) and is knocking down his three-point attempts at a 37.6 percent clip. If Chrissa and fellow guard Courtney Ramey can hit threes Saturday, it could be a long day for Arizona State.
Arizona State vs. Arizona CBB betting trends
Arizona State is 6-3 ATS as an underdog this season.
Arizona State is 3-1 ATS as a road underdog this season.
The under is 9-3 in Arizona State’s last 12 games against a team with a winning streak.
Under is 9-3 ATS in Arizona’s last 12 home games.
Arizona State vs CBB Arizona Prediction:
In my opinion, this line is too high. The two teams have played each other before, with Arizona beating Arizona State 69-60 in Tempe on New Year’s Eve. That game was closer than it looked, however, with Arizona State trailing by just 2 points with 13 minutes left in the game. The Sun Devils shot 3 of 27 from three-point range and made 18 fewer free throws than the Wildcats in that game. They still lost by just nine. I think Arizona State will shoot better from beyond the arc and the free throw margin will narrow a bit on Saturday. Those two factors should open the door for the Sun Devils to cover, which shouldn’t be too much of a stretch due to the high point spread.
CBB betting predictions: Arizona State Sun Devils +11.5