It has been a very disappointing season for Pac 12 Conference basketball. The league boasts just one ranked team with Arizona. The Wildcats are a perennial College Basketball betting line favorite and Final Four contender. Head coach Sean Miller has maintained the Arizona tradition of excellence and high octane offense. The problem has been a drop in betting value for Miller’s team. Much of that is due to Arizona being one of the few appealing commodities in the Pac 12. The Arizona Sun Devils have a dynamic offense that is fun to watch. Their lack of defense has prevented them from progressing as a contender. Arizona State hosts Arizona on Thursday night.
The Arizona Wildcats are in a College Basketball betting line slump. Arizona has paid out in just three out of their last ten games. Over the total has paid off in four out of their last six games. On the positive the Wildcats are coming off an 81-67 home payout vs. USC. They lead the Pac 12 Conference by a half game over UCLA. In road tilts this season Arizona is 4-4 against the line. They have gone over the total in six out of those eight away games. Junior guard Allonzo Trier is at the point of the nation’s 32nd ranked offense. Trier is averaging a team best 19.6 points per game. Freshman forward DeAndre Ayton has been impressive on the glass. Ayton has a team best 10.7 rebounds per game. In the win over USC Ayton dominated with 18 points and seven rebounds. Sean Miller is on the cusp of his sixth straight March Madness invite at Arizona. He led the Wildcats to the Elite Eight in 2014 and 2015. Last year Miller’s squad made the Sweet Sixteen.
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 19-6 straight up and 13-10-2 against the spread. They have come away with the money in just three out of their last ten games. Under the total has hit in three out of ASU’s last five games. Arizona State is coming off an 88-79 home payout over UCLA. Head coach Bobby Hurley leads an exciting but one dimensional team. The Sun Devils rank 12th in the nation for offense but 248th for defense.
The Sun Devils have struggled to maintain sportsbook betting value against the Wildcats. Arizona State has paid out in just one out of their last five games against Arizona. Over the total has hit in four out of the last six games in this head to head series. Arizona has come away with the cash in their last two visits to Arizona State. The over has paid in two out of the last three meetings in this series at Wells Fargo Arena.
Arizona Wildcats vs. Arizona State Sun Devils
Date and Time: Thursday, February 15, 2018, 9 p.m. Eastern
Location: Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe, Arizona
NCAA Betting Online Odds at SBG:
Arizona -1½ (-110) 160½ (-110)
Arizona State +1½ (-110) 160½ (-110)
Wildcats vs. Sun Devils TV Coverage: ESPN
Matchup to Watch
Arizona has suffered from undeniably weak College Basketball Betting Line.
value. That is offset by their success in this series. The matchup of the Wildcats offense and Sun Devils defense is likely to be an eyesore for ASU backers.
Wildcats vs. Sun Devils NCAA games Betting Odds Picks
Arizona is the prove commodity and more complete team. They have had success at Tempe and rate the pick.
NCAA Betting Online Pick: Arizona Wildcats
NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction: Wildcats 88, Sun Devils 76
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