Washington State at Arizona State - 3/12/20 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Washington State at Arizona State - 3/12/20 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Washington State (16-16) at Arizona State (20-11)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 11:30 pm (T-Mobile Arena)

The Line: Arizona State -6 -- Over/Under: 142.5

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The Washington State Cougars (16-16, 6-12 CONF) and the Arizona State Sun Devils (20-11, 11-7 CONF) will meet on Thursday, March 12th for the PAC-12 Conference Tournament Quarterfinal. The game will be played at a neutral site location at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV and it is scheduled for an 11:30 PM ET start time. 

Washington State defeated Colorado in the 1st Round of the PAC-12 Tournament on Wednesday, 82-68. Washington State took advantage of a slumping Colorado team that has looked really ugly as of late. Arizona earned a bye in the 1st Round due to their good conference record. These teams just played each other at Arizona State, a game where ASU was victorious by the score of 83-74. 

*** Stats for Washington State are from before their 1st Round game. 

Washington State scores 69.5 points per game on 39.5 percent field goal shooting this season. Washington State's leading scorer and rebounder is F CJ Elleby, he scores 18.0 points per game and earns 7.8 rebounds per game. Washington State allows 69.7 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a -0.2 scoring differential so far this season. Washington State also earns 36.4 rebounds, 11.4 assists, 2.6 blocks, and 6.7 steals per game as a team. 

Arizona State scores 73.8 points per game on 42.9 percent field goal shooting this season. Arizona State's leading scorer is G Remy Martin, who scores 19.1 points per game. The leading rebounder for Arizona State is F Romello White, who earns 8.8 rebounds per game. Arizona State allows 70.5 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a +3.3 scoring differential so far this season. Arizona State also earns 36.0 rebounds, 11.1 assists, 3.4 blocks, and 8.0 steals per game as a team. 

Washington State is 14-18 against the spread this season and 5-5 against the spread in their last ten games. Washington State is also 3-2 against the spread in neutral site games so far this season. Arizona State is 14-16-1 against the spread this season and 3-6-1 against the spread in their last ten games. Arizona State is also 2-2 against the spread in neutral site games so far this season. 

The line has not been released yet, therefore I will give my final score prediction and update this article in the morning. I think this will be a tight game, especially after Washington State's big upset win over Colorado. Arizona State needs to avoid being caught flat-footed against a team that may come out hot. If they can avoid that, I think they win this game. My money is on Washington State and CJ Elleby, though. Washington State wins and upsets Arizona State, 73-71. 

UPDATE: I will take Washington State +6

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Ronald’s Pick Washington State +6

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