The Washington State Cougars (16-16, 7-12 Pac-12) battle against the Arizona State Sun Devils (20-11, 11-8 Pac-12) in the Pac-12 Conference Tournament at T-Mobile Arena. The game is scheduled to begin at 11:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 12, 2020.
Washington State Cougars vs. Arizona State Sun Devils ATS Prediction
In the Cougars’ last matchup, they defeated the Colorado Buffaloes, 82-68. Washington State had an effective field goal percentage of 0.582 (above their season average of 0.455). Colorado, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 13.4 (better than their season average of 17.1). Washington State rallied around CJ Elleby, who was the top scorer from either team with 30 points on 10-for-17 shooting.
The Sun Devils’ last game was against the Cougars. The Sun Devils won 83-74. With the win, the Sun Devils evened the season series at one game each. The Sun Devils made 20 of their 25 free throws (80.0 percent) and had a better turnover percentage (16.7 vs. 20.0). Elleby had a double-double in the loss with 27 points and 12 rebounds.
Second-chance points could be few and far between for Arizona State in this contest. The Sun Devils are among the NCAA’s elite on the offensive glass, ranking 233rd in offensive rebounding percentage at 26.5 percent. Meanwhile, Washington State ranks 92nd in the NCAA at corralling defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 74.1 percent.
Washington State Cougars vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Betting Pick
Pick: ATS Winner – Arizona State, O/U – Over
Arizona State ranks 33rd in steals per game (8.0) while Washington State ranks 99th (6.8).
The Cougars have been outscored by an average of 6.0 points in their last five games. On the season, Washington State has defeated opponents by an average of 0.2 points.
During their last five games, the Sun Devils have scored an average of 74.6 points per game (0.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 76.6 points per game (6.1 above their season average).