Arizona Vs Arizona State Prediction, Pick & TV Info
With nothing left to play for except pride, the mediocre Arizona State Sun Devils will look to hand the eighth-ranked Arizona Wildcats a humbling regular season ending loss that dampens their spirits prior to conference championship play and the ensuing March Madness national championship tournament.
Now, let’s find out if the Sun Devils are going to get the big-time upset in their Pac-12 pairing. The Sun Devils will host the Wildcats on Saturday, March 4 at 4:00 PM ET, live from the Wells-Fargo Arena in Tempe, Arizona with this contest airing live on CBS. No odds are listed for this matchup right now, but to give you an idea of what the college basketball spreads may be for this matchup you should know that Arizona was a 16-point home favorite when they hosted Arizona State on Jan. 12.
Here’s A Closer Look At The Wildcats Vs Sun Devils Prediction, Pick & TV Info
When: Saturday, March 4 at 4:00 PM ET
Where: Wells-Fargo Arena, Tempe, Arizona
Live Stream: CBS Sports Network
NCAAB odds: TBA
Why Bet The Arizona Wildcats
There are plenty of good reasons why you should bet on eighth-ranked Arizona (26-4 SU, 14-14-2 ATS) in this contest, starting with the fact that the Wildcats were on the wrong end of a humbling 77-72 home loss against then No. 2 UCLA last Saturday while failing to cover the spread as a 2.5-ppoint favorite despite getting a game-high 28 points from sophomore shooting guard Alonzo Trier.
Another reason to bet on Arizona is that they’re simply superior to their in-state rivals in every way, as their emphatic 91-75 home win in January indicates.
Last but not least, the Wildcats will have plenty of motivation to get the win seeing as how they want to shake off the bad taste left on their mouths from their last loss while simultaneously sweeping the regular season series against the in-state rival Sun Devils.
Why Bet The Arizona State Sun Devils
The best reason to bet on Arizona State is that the Sun Devils simply want revenge against Arizona and the Sun Devils can go all-out with nothing left to play for except pride.
Arizona State snapped its two-game losing streak by squeaking past USC 83-82 on Sunday to cash in as a 4.5-point home underdog and improve to 2-0 ATS over their last two games and 4-1 ATS over their last five.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
You should expect Arizona to be favored by at least 10 points in this contest, but I wouldn’t worry about the Wildcats covering the spread, if only because they’re ticked off and want to distance themselves from their loss to UCLA last weekend.
Arizona has won three straight in this series and four of the last five meetings overall. The Wildcats are a robust 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games and consistent 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games against a team with a losing home record.
While the home team in this series has gone 6-1-1 ATS in the last eight meetings, Arizona is also 6-2-1 ATS in the last nine meetings. Back the eighth-ranked Wildcats to get the win by a dozen points.
My final score prediction is Arizona 88 Arizona State 76