The Arizona State Sun Devils (15-8, 6-5 Pac-12) head to Stanford to play the Cardinal (16-7, 5-5 Pac-12) in what should be a low-scoring game. The game starts at 11 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 13, 2020, and will air on ESPN2.
Arizona State Sun Devils at Stanford Cardinal ATS Prediction
The last time the Sun Devils played, they defeated the USC Trojans, 66-64. The Sun Devils forced 24 turnovers, while the Trojans had a free throw rate of 0.182 (below their season average of 0.263). Arizona State was lifted by Remy Martin, who was the game’s high scorer with 22 points on 7-for-18 shooting.
The Cardinal fell to the No. 24 Colorado Buffaloes in their last game, 81-74. One of Colorado’s biggest advantages was getting to the free throw line. They made 40 trips to the line, while Stanford went just 17 times. With 19 points on 7-for-13 shooting, Jaiden Delaire was Stanford’s leading scorer.
After splitting two games last season, this will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams. In the most recent contest, the Sun Devils won 80-62. Arizona State had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.606 vs. 0.393). Stanford, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (15.9 vs. 16.9).
Points could be at a premium as a pair of the NCAA’s best defenses battle. Stanford ranks seventh in defensive efficiency (88.5) and Arizona State is 53rd (94.3).
Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Stanford Cardinal Free Pick
Free Pick: ATS Winner – Arizona State, O/U – Under
Stanford ranks 134th in rebounds allowed per game (34.7) while Arizona State ranks 269th (38.9).
The Cardinal rank 22nd in assists allowed per game (10.2) while the Sun Devils rank 116th (12.2).
Stanford averages 4.1 blocks per game, which ranks 55th in the country. Arizona State ranks 143rd in blocks allowed per game (3.9).
The Sun Devils average 8.0 steals per game, which ranks 44th in the nation. The Cardinal rank 113th in steals allowed per game (6.4).
The Sun Devils’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 4.6, up from 4.3 for the season.
During their last five games, the Cardinal have scored an average of 62.6 points per game (7.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 65.0 points per game (4.2 above their season average).