Arizona gets visit from Arizona State
The UNDER has paid out for totals bettors in four of the last five games between Arizona and Arizona State as those rivals meet in college basketball betting action on Thursday night.
Arizona went 2-0 both SU and ATS in its two games against Arizona State last season, with the Wildcats sitting at 6-4 both SU and ATS in their last 10 games against the Sun Devils dating back to 2009. The OVER/UNDER was 5-5 in that span for totals bettors at the books.
The Wildcats are 17-0 so far on the season, and 12-4 ATS vs. the number. The Sun Devils, meanwhile, are 13-4 and 9-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Arizona go 4-12 and the Sun Devils go 4-11 on the totals.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Wildcats as -12.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
It's a betting matchup between the No. 3-rated Wildcats and the No. 81-ranked Sun Devils, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.
Arizona State was an 87-72 loser in its last match on the road against UCLA. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. The Sun Devils wasted a 25-point performance from Jermaine Marshall in losing to UCLA 87-72 on Sunday at Pauley Pavilion.
In their last action, Arizona was a 73-53 winner on the road against USC. They covered the 13-point spread as favorites. Arizona cruised to victory on Sunday, running USC out of the gym and running up a 73-53 score at Galen Center.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arizona's No. 93 nationally ranked offense (75 points per game) against a Sun Devils defense that sits as the No. 44 at 64.71 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 48.65% from the field, more than the Sun Devils have managed so far this season (47.22% on average).
A few Sun Devils at Wildcats trends to consider:
Arizona State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Arizona State is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona State's last 6 games
Arizona State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Arizona is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
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Arizona at Colorado, Thursday, January 23rd