The Arizona State Sun Devils (3-0) are off to a hot start and will try to remain undefeated when they challenge the UC Irvine Anteaters (2-2) at Wells-Fargo Arena. Arizona State opened as a 14-point favorite, while the games Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 148.5 points. Action starts at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 19, 2017, and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network.
UC Irvine Anteaters vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Betting Preview
In the Anteaters last contest, they lost big to the Kansas State Wildcats, 71-49. Jonathan Galloway had a solid performance for UC Irvine, contributing four points and nine rebounds. Kansas State had a turnover percentage of 10.4 (better than their season average of 17.9). UC Irvine, on the other hand, held the Wildcats to an offensive rebounding percentage of 27.0 (below their season average of 43.3).
The Sun Devils will look to keep it rolling after dismantling the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks in their last contest, 97-62. Arizona State rallied around DeQuon Lake, who recorded 17 points and 12 rebounds. Arizona State played a nearly perfect game. They had a turnover percentage of 12.7 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.611. Northern Arizona recorded marks of 25.6 and 0.375, respectively, for those same stats.
Contrasting styles will be on display in this matchup. Since last season, Arizona State has preferred to play up-tempo (59th in possessions per game), while UC Irvine has been more methodical (296th in possessions per game).
Since last season, the Anteaters have had records of 23-16 straight up (SU) and 18-17-1 against the spread (ATS). UC Irvine games have had a slight tendency to go under the O/U total since last season (52.8 percent).
Meanwhile, the Sun Devils, have records of 18-18 SU and 17-16-2 ATS since last season. Arizona States games have had a tendency to go over the O/U total over that same time frame (62.9 percent).
UC Irvine Anteaters at Arizona State Sun Devils Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Arizona State, ATS Winner – UC Irvine, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Anteaters rank 29th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while the Sun Devils rank 208th (3.9).
- Arizona State ranks 161st in steals per game (6.1) while UC Irvine ranks 252nd (5.0).
- UC Irvine ranks 12th in rebounds per game (40.3) while Arizona State ranks 299th in rebounds allowed per game (39.4).
- The Anteaters rank 45th in assists allowed per game (11.5) while the Sun Devils rank 301st (18.6).
- UC Irvine ranks 69th in three pointers allowed per game (19.4) while Arizona State ranks 302nd (25.3).