NCAA hoops odds preview - Arizona vs. Arizona State
Arizona Wildcats vs Arizona State Sun Devils Odds
The Arizona State Sun Devils will hit the floor running against the visiting Arizona Wildcats Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Sun Devils currently sports a 14-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-4 ATS. The Wildcats are 15-1 and 7-7 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Sun Devils produce a 3-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Wildcats have gone 3-9-1 against the number.
Bettors looking to go with the Sun Devils in this one found them listed as 6-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Wildcats was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 21-rated Arizona taking on the No. 53-rated Sun Devils in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 83-78 win for the Wildcats on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Arizona State's No. 74-ranked scoring average of 72.6 PPG, against a Wildcats defense rated No. 81 and allowing 61.9 PPG. The Sun Devils FG% has averaged 46.1% to date this season, less than the Wildcats shooters have managed so far (46.3% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Arizona owns the country's No. 18-rated mark, allowing 59 points per game on the highway. Arizona State, on the other hand, rates No. 147 in scoring at home.
Arizona won its last outing, an 80-70 result against Oregon State on January 12. They failed to cover in that game as a 11-point favorite. Arizona earned an 80-70 victory over Oregon State on Saturday, getting 16 points from Solomon Hill at Gill Coliseum.
Last time out for Arizona State, they were a 68-65 loser as they battled Oregon on the road. They covered in the match as an 8.5-point underdog. The Sun Devils endured a 68-65 loss at the hands of the Ducks on Sunday, despite a 20-point effort from Jahii Carson at Matthew Knight Arena.
Arizona Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing UCLA are 7-3
After playing Oregon State are 5-5
After a win are 9-1
Arizona State Sun Devils Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing USC are 4-6
After playing Oregon are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
A few Wildcats at Sun Devils trends to consider:
Arizona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games on the road
Arizona is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Arizona State
Arizona is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Arizona State
Arizona State is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
Arizona State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona State's last 6 games when playing Arizona
Arizona State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Arizona
Arizona home to UCLA, Thursday, January 24
Arizona State home to USC, Thursday, January 24