Against The Spread Pick
Yesterday was a day for upsets in the Pac-12 and the Cougars were a big part of that. They took down Colorado in a big way. I like this Washington State team in this spot. In the last game of the regular season Arizona State came away with a win against the Cougars, however, the Cougars have beat them once already. Arizona State is only 1-3 in neutral site games this season while the Cougars were 3-2 on neutral court. Neither team pops off the page with any one statistic, but Washington State is averaging more rebounds so they should win the glass battle here. Washington State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against Arizona State and the Sun Devils are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. I like Washington State to cover.
Over Under Pick
This should be an up tempo high paced game between these two. Washington State comes in ranking 69th in the nation with an average of 73.2 offensive possessions per game while Arizona State comes in ranking 31st in the NCAA with an average of 75.3 possessions a game as well. Neither of these teams defends defends the ball very well both allowing opponents to shoot 43 percent and above from the field and above 31 percent from three. These two offenses have shown flashes of scoring outbreaks. The total has gone over in 4 of Washington State’s last 5 games and in 7 of Arizona State’s last 8 games. I like the over here.