Stanford vs. Arizona State - 2/13/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Arizona State Sun Devils (15-8) at Stanford Cardinal (16-7)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 11:00 pm (Maples Pavilion)
The Line: Stanford Cardinal -2.5 -- Over/Under: 135.5
The Arizona State Sun Devils will travel to Maples Pavilion to take on the Stanford Cardinal this Thursday night in College Basketball action.
The Arizona State Sun Devils won their 3rd straight game and improved to 15-8 (6-4 Pac-12) on the season after defeating the USC Trojans, 66-64, this past Saturday. Arizona State trailed by a 40-32 margin at halftime, however, the Sun Devils were outstanding defensively in the 2nd half and was able to pick up the victory after Remy Martin pull-up jumper put the Sun Devils in the lead for good with just :15 seconds left in regulation. Arizona State shot just 31.3% from the field, however, did force USC into committing 24 turnovers in the victory. Leading the way for the Sun Devils was Remy Martin who had 22 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals.
On the season, Arizona State is averaging 73.2 ppg on 42.2% shooting from the field. The Sun Devils are averaging 7.2 three-pointers per game on 31.9% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Arizona State has been led by Remy Martin (19.3 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.7 spg), Alonzo Verge Jr. (13.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.3 spg), and Romello White (10.7 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 1.0 apg).
Defensively, Arizona State is allowing their opponents to average 68.9 ppg on 41.8% shooting from the field. The Sun Devils have a rebound margin of -1.6 and a turnover margin of 3.1.
The Stanford Cardinal lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 16-7 (5-5 Pac-12) on the season after being defeated by the 24th ranked Colorado Buffaloes, 81-74, this past Saturday. Stanford led by a 33-22 margin at halftime, however, had no answers on the defensive end for the Buffaloes in the 2nd half and couldn’t fight back after Colorado took a 63-56 lead with 6:29 left in regulation. Stanford allowed Colorado to shoot 48.8% from the field and 52.4% from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Cardinal was Jaiden Delaire who had 19 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks, and 2 steals.
On the season, Stanford is averaging 70.5 ppg on 47.1% shooting from the field. The Cardinal are averaging 7.4 three-pointers per game on 38.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Stanford has been led by Oscar da Silva (15.9 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.3 spg), Tyrell Terry (15.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 3.2 apg, 1.5 spg), and Daejon Davis (8.6 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.7 spg). The Cardinal will be without Oscar da Silva who is currently out indefinitely due to a scary head injury suffered agianst the Buffaloes.
Defensively, Stanford is holding their opponents to an average of 60.8 ppg on 38.6% shooting from the field. The Cardinal have a rebound margin of -0.2 and a turnover margin of 1.1.
The Sun Devils are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as an underdog and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Cardinal are 29-10 ATS in their last 39 home games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games as a home favorite.
Arizona State comes into this game ranked 123rd in scoring offense, T-167th in scoring defense, and 28th in turnover margin.
Stanford comes into the game led by their defense that currently ranks 10th in scoring defense, 21st in defensive FG%, and 74th in blocks per game.
Stanford is 3-1 ATS against Arizona State in their last 4 matchups (2-0 at Maples Pavilion) and as I just can’t trust the Sun Devils who can be inconsistent offensively on the road, I think the Cardinal will be able to cover this small home spread despite not having Oscar da Silva available. Good Luck!