The Golden Bears and Sun Devils are set to face off at 3:00 ET on PACN. The Sun Devils will host the game at Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, AZ. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 146.5 points, and Arizona State is favored by -3 to win at home against California.

CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS VS ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Arizona State Sun Devils -3

This game will be played at Desert Financial Arena at 3:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.

WHY BET THE ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Sun Devils.
  • Not only will Arizona State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Does California Stand a Chance on the Road?

California has struggled on the road this season, going 1-7 with an average scoring margin of -7.6 points per game. They are currently on a two-game losing streak away from home.

Overall, the Golden Bears are 8-13, including a 4-6 record in Pac-12 play. They are 4-9 when listed as the underdog this season.

As the underdog this season, Cal has an ATS record of 9-4 and they have gone 2-1 vs. the spread in their last 3 games as the underdog. On the road, their ATS mark is 5-3 this year and they have gone 6-4 vs. the spread in their last 10 road games. Overall, Cal’s ATS record for the season is 10-10-1.

On the season, the over/under record for California games is 13-8. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 152 points, which is slightly higher than today’s over/under line of 146.5. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and in their last five games, the average scoring total is 151 points.

In contrast to their season average of 75 points per game, the California had a below average performance. They scored 65 points against Arizona and had a field goal percentage of 37.1%. Offensively, the Golden Bears have a season long field goal percentage of 42%, which is 304th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 232nd in percentage and 85th in three-pointers made.

So far, the Golden Bears’ defense is ranked 266th in the country at 77.0 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, California’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 45.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 35.7% this season.

Do the Sun Devils Have What it Takes at Home?

Arizona State enters this game with a record of 11-10 and a three-game losing streak. In Pac-12 play, the Sun Devils are 5-5, compared to their non-conference record of 6-5. At home, Arizona State is 9-4 this season, and over their last 10 games at home, they are 7-3.

Overall, the Sun Devils have been favored in 11 games, going 7-4 in those matchups. In their last game, Arizona State lost to Stanford by a score of 71-62. This season, their average scoring margin at home is +2.2 points per game.

Arizona State’s ATS record this season is 8-13, including a home mark of 6-7. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Sun Devils have gone 4-6 vs. the spread. In their last three home games, Arizona State is 1-2 ATS.

Arizona State’s over/under record for the season is 10-11 and the average scoring total in their games is 140.6. Today’s over/under line of 146.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games this year (142.8). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 142 points.

The Arizona State offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 62 points versus Stanford. During the game, they attempted 32 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 38.3%. In terms of offense, the Sun Devils have a season-long field goal percentage of 41%, putting them 357th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 378th in percentage and 249th in three-pointers made.

On defense, Arizona State is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 71.5 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Arizona State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 44.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.9% this season.