Check out our free Arizona State vs Washington State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Pullman. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Arizona State vs Washington State Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 28th Betting Odds
Sun Devils vs Cougars Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Arizona State Sun Devils at Washington State Cougars
- Where: Pullman at Friel Court
- Date: Saturday, January 28th
- Betting Odds: Arizona State +3.5, ARZST +142 | WASHST -174 O/U 132.0
Sun Devils Preview:
Arizona State heads into this matchup having played 21 games and have an overall record sitting at 15-6. On the road, the Sun Devils will be playing their 9th game of the season, having gone 6-3. So far, the Sun Devils have been the underdog 7 times, going 5-2 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3.5 underdogs on the spread.
Arizona State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Desmond Cambridge Jr. who is averaging 13.26 points per game for the Sun Devils. Jr. is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Sun Devils’ offensive game plan is the play of DJ Horne who has hit 35.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.19 points per game.
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.
Coming into today’s matchup, the Washington State Cougars are in the middle of a 3 game losing streak and have an overall record of 9-13. Currently, the Cougars have been the home team 13 times, sitting with a record of 7-6. The Cougars’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3.5 points in their favor. For the season, Washington State has been favored to win in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 8-4.
Mouhamed Gueye comes into today’s game as the Cougars’ leading scorer at 13.36 points per contest. Not only has Gueye been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Washington State’s top rebounder at 7.95 boards per contest. Behind Gueye, the team has benefited from the strong play of TJ Bamba, who is second on the team in scoring at 14.89 points per game. Overall, he has hit 42.7% of his shots and is adding 3.89 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Washington State this season, as they are currently ranked 175th in college basketball at 71.9 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 Cougars’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.0%, placing them 256th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Arizona State Sun Devils +3.5
Our betting model for this contest between the Arizona State Sun Devils and the Washington State Cougars has identified Arizona State at +3.5 as today’s best bet. Although the Sun Devils are the betting underdogs, we like how they have been performing vs the spread at away. Over the school’s last 10 road games, they have a record of 6-4 vs the spread. Although Washington State has shot well from behind the arc this season, look for the Sun Devils’ defense to put the clamps down with their 3-point defense. Our recommendation is to jump on Arizona State to cover as +3.5 point road underdogs.