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Arizona State vs. Washington State odds: 2021 college basketball picks, March 1 predictions from proven model

Arizona State vs. Washington State odds, line: 2021 Pac-12 Tournament picks, predictions from proven model

The eyes of the Pac-12 are on Las Vegas this week as the conference begins its men’s basketball tournament. The jam-packed schedule begins with a battle between Washington State and Arizona State on Wednesday. The winner will advance to face top-seeded Oregon on Thursday. Arizona State begins the week as the No. 8 seed, with Washington State as the No. 9 seed.

Tip-off is at 4 p.m. ET in Las Vegas. William Hill Sportsbook lists the Sun Devils as one-point favorites, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 144.5 in the latest Arizona State vs. Washington State odds. Before you make any Washington State vs. Arizona State picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of over $2,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. It has also returned over $400 on all top-rated college basketball picks this season. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Arizona State vs. Washington State in the Pac-12 Tournament 2021. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for Washington State vs. Arizona State:

  • Arizona State vs. Washington State spread: Arizona State -1
  • Arizona State vs. Washington State over-under: 144.5 points
  • Arizona State vs. Washington State money line: Arizona State -110, Washington State -110
  • ASU: The Sun Devils are 3-7 against the spread in the last 10 games
  • WSU: The Cougars are 6-3-1 against the spread in the last 10 games

Featured Game | Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Washington State Cougars

Why Arizona State can cover

The Sun Devils are excellent at taking care of the ball, committing a turnover on only 14.8 percent of offensive possessions. That mark ranks in the top-10 nationally and, in conference games, Arizona State’s turnover rate was the best in the Pac-12. The Sun Devils are also above-average in both free throw creation and free throw accuracy (72.8 percent), bolstering their offensive attack. Washington State ranked outside of the top 200 in preventing opponents from generating free throw attempts, which plays into the hands of Arizona State.

On the other end, Arizona State is very strong in turnover creation, forcing a giveaway on 20.7 percent of defensive possessions. Against a Washington State team that ranks near the bottom of the country in offensive turnover rate (21.4 percent), that should continue. Lastly, the Cougars ranked dead-last in the Pac-12 in overall shooting efficiency, and Arizona State should be able to generate stops defensively.

Why Washington State can cover

The Cougars are led offensively by senior guard Isaac Bonton, who ranks third in the Pac-12 in averaging 17.7 points per game. The rest of the offense isn’t terribly dynamic, but Washington State is above-average in three-point shooting (34.4 percent), offensive rebound rate (30.8 percent) and free throw creation rate for the season.

Defensively, Washington State was fourth-best in the Pac-12 in adjusted defensive efficiency, and the Cougars are strongly above-average in limiting opponents from making shots efficiently. Arizona State makes just 48.7 percent of its two-point attempts for the season, and the Sun Devils are also one of the worst offensive rebounding teams in the country, pulling down only 21.7 percent of their own misses.

How to make Washington State vs. Arizona State picks

The model is leaning under on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 143 points. It also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Arizona State vs. Washington State? And which side of the spread has all the value? Visit SportsLine right now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the computer model that has crushed its college basketball picks.