Pac-12 Rivalry Action: Washington State at Arizona State
Betting Odds courtesy of Bovada
Arizona State is 11-3 on the season but lost its last time out to Washington on Thurs night 76-65. Jahil Carson had 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting and Jordan Bachynski contributed 13 points, five rebounds and six blocks.
Bachynski, a 7’2″ center, is having his finest season as a Sun Devil in his senior year. He’s averaging 12.6 points and 9.5 rebounds in addition to blocking nearly five shots a game. In games in which he has recorded at least five blocks the Sun Devils are 7-1. Jahil Carson leads the team in scoring with 19 points per game and he’s shooting 51.4 percent from distance this year.
Tonight the Sun Devils will host a Pac-12 rival in Washington State. College basketball oddsmakers at Bovada find the home team Arizona State to be 11-point favorites in the matchup. Washington State is 7-6 on the season and are led by the scoring of DaVonte Lacy, a 6’4″ junior guard, who averages 18.9 points per game.
Lacy has missed the last two games due his appendix, though, and the Cougars were embarrassed by the No. 1 ranked Arizona Wildcats on Thurs, scoring just 25 points while surrendering 60. The team has shot just 42.9 percent from the floor on the season and ranks near the bottom of D-1 scoring with just 67.2 points per game. With Lacy out, Royce Woolridge will have to up his load as the teams secondary scorer. He’s averaged 10.4 points per game in 27 minutes of play per night, and there are no other big scorers on the roster.
Washington State Trends: 1-5-2 ATS in last 8 road games.
Az State Trends: UNDER 25-9-1 in last 35 vs Pac-12; UNDER 36-15-1 in last 52 overall; UNDER 35-15-3 in last 53 at home.
Head-to-head: Home team 13-3 ATS in last 16 meetings.