This Saturday, there is an NCAAB matchup between the Arizona Wildcats and the Arizona State Sun Devils. This game will take place at the Desert Financial Arena at approximately 9:30 P.M EST.
Arizona Looks For Its First Road WinThe Arizona Wildcats have been a solid college basketball team up to this point in the season. The Wildcats have won 13 of their first 18 games and they enter this game on a high note after beating Colorado by 21 points in their last game at home. In that game, Arizona's defense was amazing as it only allowed 54 points while forcing the opposition to shoot just 36.7% from the floor. In addition, Arizona has won each of its last two games to it will have the opportunity to extend its winning streak with another victory on Saturday. However, the Wildcats have struggled a lot on the road this season so getting a win over the weekend is anything but certain. Arizona has lost all three of its road games this season and it will be looking to get its first road win of the season in this game.
Leading the Wildcats offensively is freshman forwardZeke Nnaji who has been pretty good this season as he is averaging a team-high 16.7 points per game along with a team-high 8.7 rebounds. In addition, he is shooting 65.3% from the floor so he has been very efficient offensively up to this point.
Arizona's most underrated player is freshman guardNico Mannion who has been very good so far this season as he is averaging 14.0 points per game along with a team-high 6.1 assists. However, he is shooting just 42.2% from the floor so he will need to become a bit more efficient offensively in the future.
Arizona State Looks For Another Home WinThe Arizona State Sun Devils have looked like an above average college basketball team so far this season. The Sun Devils have won 11 of their first 18 games and they enter this game on a high note after beating Utah by 19 points at home in their last game. In that game, Arizona State's defense looked great as it only allowed 64 points while forcing the opposition to shoot just 39.3% from the floor. In addition, Arizona State has looked good at home as it has a 7-4 record at Desert Financial Arena this season. Now, it will have the opportunity to get itself another home win against a conference rival on Saturday.
Leading the Sun Devils offensively is junior guard Remy Martin who has been solid this season. He is averaging a team-high 19.5 points per game along with a team-high 4.2 assists. However, he is also averaging a team-high 2.9 turnovers per game so he will need to limit his mistakes moving forward.
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Arizona State's most underrated player is junior forwardRomello White who has been pretty good this season. He is averaging 10.7 points per game along with a team-high 9.3 rebounds. In addition, he is shooting 66.3% from the floor so he has been very efficient offensively up to this point.
Trends found on Covers.com, are:
- Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Sun Devils are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.