Washington State favored by 2.5 against Arizona State on Thursday
Arizona State Sun Devils vs Washington State Cougars Odds
College basketball wagering interest will be high on Thursday when the Sun Devils of Arizona State hit the hard court against the Cougars of Washington State.
Washington State battles the Sun Devils, currently sitting with a 16-4 mark (10-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 7-8 for the Cougars and 4-8 for the Sun Devils.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Cougars as 2.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cougars rated this week at No. 177 and the Sun Devils sitting at No. 50. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 73-70 result in favor of the Sun Devils.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington State's No. 263 nationally ranked offense (63.6 points per game) against a Sun Devils defense that sits as the No. 150 at 65.2 PPG. The Cougars have been averaging 42.5% from the field, less than the Sun Devils have managed so far this season (46.1% on average).
Defensively, Arizona State features the nation's No. 179-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.8 points per game. Washington State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 271 nationally in scoring at home.
Arizona State won its last outing, a 78-60 result against UCLA on January 26. They covered in that game as a 3-point underdog. Arizona State got 23 points and 11 rebounds from Carrick Felix en route to a 78-60 victory over UCLA on Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena.
In their last action, Washington State was a 71-68 winner on the road against Oregon State. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. The Cougars got 23 points from Mike Ladd as Washington State ran past Oregon State 71-68 on Saturday at Gill Coliseum.
Arizona State Sun Devils Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-7
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing UCLA are 4-6
After a win are 8-2
Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Arizona are 8-2
After playing Oregon State are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
A few Sun Devils at Cougars trends to consider:
Arizona State is 6-15 ATS in its last 21 games on the road
Arizona State is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Arizona State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington State
Arizona State is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Washington State
Washington State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Arizona State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington State's last 5 games when playing Arizona State
Washington State is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home
Washington State is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Arizona State
Arizona State at Washington, Saturday, February 2
Washington State home to Arizona, Saturday, February 2