Check out our free Arizona State vs Washington pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Seattle. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Arizona State vs Washington Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 26th Betting Odds
Sun Devils vs Huskies Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Arizona State Sun Devils at Washington Huskies
- Where: Seattle at Alaska Airlines Arena
- Date: Thursday, January 26th
- Betting Odds: Arizona State -3, ARZST -156 | WASH +126 O/U 143.5
Sun Devils Preview:
Coming into today’s matchup, the Arizona State Sun Devils are in the middle of a 2 game losing streak and have an overall record of 15-5. On the road, the Sun Devils will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 6-2. This season, Arizona State has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 10-3. For today’s contest, Arizona State has a betting line set -3 points in their favor.
Arizona State’s leading scorer this season is DJ Horne, who is averaging 11.6 points per contest. So far, Horne has accounted for 16.0% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.55 rebounds per game and 2.45 assists. Desmond Cambridge Jr. is the second leading scorer for the Sun Devils, averaging 12.56 points per game. Between him and Jr., they are accounting for 31.6% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Arizona State this season, as they are currently ranked 371st in college basketball at 65.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Sun Devils’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.8%, placing them 422nd in the NCAA.
Through 21 games, the Washington Huskies have an overall record of 12-9. Currently, the Huskies have been the home team 14 times, sitting with a record of 10-4. So far, the Huskies have been the underdog 10 times, going 3-7 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3 underdogs on the spread.
Washington’s leading scorer this season is Keion Brooks Jr., who is averaging 17.32 points per contest. So far, Jr. has accounted for 22.43% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 7.21 rebounds per game and 1.32 assists. Cole Bajema is the second leading scorer for the Huskies, averaging 10.05 points per game. Between him and Bajema, they are accounting for 36.8% of the team’s scoring.
So far this season, the Washington offense has yet to find its footing. Coming into today’s game, the Huskies’ are ranked 287th at 68.5 points per game. The team’s inneficient outside shooting has been a problem for Washington, as they have hit just 30.3% of their 3-point shots. In terms of pace, the Huskies have played at a tempo near the NCAA average at 77.5 possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Washington Huskies +3
After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Arizona State as the favorites with a line coming in at -3. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Washington Huskies to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Arizona State at 6.94 made 3’s per game compared to Washington at 6.36. Look for Washington to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Sun Devils.