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 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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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. 

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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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