Arizona at Arizona State odds, picks and prediction

The No. 5 Arizona Wildcats (19-2, 9-1 Pac-12) and Arizona State Sun Devils (7-13, 3-7) tangle Monday in Tempe, Ariz. The contest at Desert Financial Arena is slated to tip-off at 9 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Arizona vs. Arizona State odds and lines, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.

Arizona downed USC 73-62 Saturday, winning its third straight game since falling at UCLA Jan. 25. The first of those three victories came against this ASU squad: the Wildcats beat the Sun Devils 67-56 in Tucson Jan. 29. UA is 85-64 over 149 all-time meetings against ASU.

The Devils picked up a triple-overtime win over UCLA Saturday. Arizona State — a 10.5-point underdog in that game — held the Bruins to a 37.2% mark from the floor. The Sun Devils have held opponents to a 36.4% mark from the floor over their last six games.

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Arizona at Arizona State odds, spread and lines

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Money line: Arizona -1000 (bet $1,000 to win $100) | Arizona State +600 (bet $100 to win $600)
Against the spread (ATS): Arizona -12.5 (-112) | Arizona State +12.5 (-108)
Over/Under (O/U): 143.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)

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Arizona at Arizona State odds, lines, picks and predictions

Prediction

Arizona 82, Arizona State 68

Money line

STEER CLEAR.

Against the spread

Arizona is 8-1 ATS in games with totals in the 140s and 13-3 ATS the last 16 times it has been tabbed as a favorite by 12.5-to-15 points.

The Wildcats are worthy of this edge because of a surging defense and an ability to get to the foul line. They went just 3-for-23 from distance in their first meeting versus Arizona State.

Figure a regression to the norm, and that norm likes the WILDCATS -12.5 (-112).

Over/Under

Combine Arizona’s highly efficient, inside-the-arc offense with an expected edge on the offensive glass and in getting to the charity stripe. Look for the Wildcats to have their foot on the gas after too close a game in Tucson that saw ASU staying within 2 points with eight minutes remaining.

BACK THE OVER 143.5 (-112).

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Author: Naomi Berry