Looking to win big? The Cougars and Sun Devils face off at 8:00 ET on ESPN2. The Sun Devils are hosting the game at Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, AZ. Washington State is favored by -5.5 in this Pac-12 conference matchup the against Arizona State. The over/under for the game is set at 138.5 points.

WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS VS ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Arizona State Sun Devils +5.5

This game will be played at Desert Financial Arena at 8:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Sun Devils.
  • Not only will Arizona State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 138.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can the Cougars Pull Off a Road Win?

Washington State comes into this game as the favorite, as they have been in 18 of their 27 games this season. They have gone 15-3 in those games, including a 7-3 record on the road.

Overall, the Cougars have been outstanding this season, going 21-6, including a current win streak of eight games. They have a record of 12-4 in Pac-12 play, and they are coming off a 77-74 win over Arizona.

Washington State has an overall ATS record of 15-11-1 this season. On the road, the Cougars have an ATS mark of 6-3-1. As the favorite, Washington State is 9-9 vs. the spread this year. Over their last three road games, the Cougars are 3-0 ATS.

This season, the over/under record for Washington State games is 12-15 and today’s line of 138.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (142). So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 143 points compared to their season average of 142.3 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Cougars’ offense tallied 77 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 75.6 points per game. On the offensive front, the Cougars have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, ranking 71st nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 151st in terms of percentage and 276th in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Cougars’ defense is positioned 49th in the country, permitting 66.8 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.9 threes per game vs. Arizona State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.8%.

Is a Home Win Possible for the Sun Devils?

Arizona State enters this game as a 5.5-point underdog, and the Sun Devils have gone 5-8 in their 13 games as an underdog this season. They are 10-5 at home this season, and their average scoring margin at home is +2.1 points per game.

After a 105-60 loss to Arizona, the Sun Devils’ record now stands at 13-14, and they are 7-8 in Pac-12 play. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 5-5.

Arizona State has an ATS record of 11-15 this season and they are 7-8 ATS at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Sun Devils have gone 7-3 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Arizona State games is 14-12. So far, the average over/under line in their games is 143.8 and their games have averaged 143 points. Today’s over/under line of 138.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and their games have averaged 156 points.

The Arizona State offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 60 points versus Arizona. During the game, they attempted 24 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 36.2%. Currently leading the team in scoring is Frankie Collins who comes into today’s matchup averaging 13.8. Jose Perez also heads into the game with a PPG average of 13.

So far, the Sun Devils’ defense is ranked 219th in the country at 73.8 points per contest. Against Arizona in their most recent game, the Arizona State defense gave up a total of 105 points while allowing Arizona to hit 57% of their shots.