The Arizona State Sun Devils shocked the Arizona Wildcats on a 3-point basket from beyond midcourt the last time the two rival schools met.
What will happen when they meet in the Pac-12 Tournament semifinals at 9:30 p.m. MST in Las Vegas on Friday night?
Check out these picks, predictions and odds for the game at T-Mobile Arena, a game that can be seen on ESPN.
Which team will advance to the Pac-12 Tournament Championship Game on Saturday?
Arizona is a 7.5-point favorite in Friday’s game, according to Tipico Sportsbook. The over/under is set at 154.5 points.
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BetMGM: Arizona will win the game with 68% confidence
The site’s model also predicts that the Wildcats will cover the spread with 54% confidence.
Doc’s Sports: Take Arizona to cover against Arizona State
Guy Bruhn writes: “The Wildcats on the defensive end are ranked 236th in college basketball in points given up per game with 71.9. They are able to force 12.5 TO’s per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.0% from the field (37th in college hoops). The Arizona defense gives up 32.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter (249 of 759) and opponents are knocking down 71.2% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 12.7 dimes and 33.5 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 185th and 138th in college hoops.”
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Sports Chat Place: Go with ASU with the points vs. Arizona
Randy Chambers writes: “The Arizona Wildcats have been the better team this season, but I still don’t believe they’re as good as their record, and ASU does have more of a grittiness to them that could allow for an upset here. Also, let’s not forget Arizona State beat Arizona on the road a couple of weeks ago. This is also a rivalry game where numbers can often be thrown out the window. Lot of points for my taste. Give me the buckets.”
Odds Shopper: Wildcats will cover against Sun Devils
It writes: “The Arizona State Sun Devils have not hit the Point Spread in 6 of their last 10 games.”
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Dimers: Arizona 80, Arizona State 73
It writes: “Dimers.com’s predicted final score for Arizona State vs. Arizona at T-Mobile Arena this Friday has Arizona prevailing 80-73.”
The site predicts that the Wildcats will win the Pac-12 Tournament semifinal.
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