Against The Spread Pick
The Arizona Wildcats are one of the better teams in the PAC-12. They enter this game ranked 22nd in college basketball with a record of 13-5, which includes a 3-2 conference record, putting them in 5th place in the conference. The Wildcats have also won two games in a row, which include a 75-54 home win over Colorado on Saturday. They will look to extend their winning streak to six games when they travel to take on rival Arizona State. Meanwhile, Arizona State is in 8th place in the PAC-12 with a record of 11-7 and a conference record of 2-3. The Sun Devils ended their two-game losing streak with an 83-64 home win against the Utah Utes on Saturday. I look for the Wildcats to look dominant against Arizona State with a win and a five-point cover.
Over Under Pick
Arizona is one of the highest-scoring teams in the nation this season. They enter this game averaging the 8th-most points per game with 81.61. Defensively, the Wildcats have been just as impressive as they are limiting opponents to 65.72 points per game, which ranks 94th in the country. Meanwhile, Arizona State has been right around the national average in terms of points per game with 73.11. However, they have one of the better teams defensively in the Pac-12 as they enter this game allowing 68.89 per game. I don’t see the Sun Devils being able to slow down the Wildcats offensively, which is why I’m putting my money on the over 146.5 points.