Money Line Pick
The Arizona State Sun Devils and Oregon Ducks will be battling for Big Ten positioning on Thursday. Whoever wins this contest will be ahead of the loser, as Oregon sits at 9-4 and Arizona State is right behind at 8-4. Home-court advantage could be a huge factor, as the Sun Devils are 10-2 at home. The Ducks are 4-4 in true road games compared to 14-0 in their own friendly confines. They will be without N’Faly Dante (knee) on Thursday and Chandler Lawson, another key reserve, is questionable. Oregon has lost its last two road games, at Stanford and then at Oregon State. The Sun Devils have won five in a row and have not fallen at home in more than a month (Jan. 16 to Colorado). Take ARIZONA STATE and don’t bother with the one point.
Over Under Pick
A total of 147 points were scored the last time these two teams faced each other, on Jan. 11 at Oregon. Payton Pritchard is averaging 19.5 points per game for the Ducks, who are shooting 46.8 percent from the field and 38.6 percent from the land of plenty. Four different Sun Devils are averaging in double-figures, led by Remy Martin at 19.6 ppg. Look for this one to go OVER the total.