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Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV
When: Friday, March 15, 11:30 PM. ET.
The Arizona State Sun Devils will be going for their fourth consecutive win when they take on the Oregon Ducks in the semifinals of the Pac-12 tournament on Friday night.
Ducks Going For Seventh Consecutive Win
The Ducks have played well over the last two weeks and they haven’t dropped a game since they snapped a three-game losing streak when they faced the Sun Devils at the beginning of the month. They will be going for their seventh win in a row and 11th win in their last 15 games when they face the Sun Devils on Friday.
— Oregon Men's Basketball (@OregonMBB) March 15, 2019
The Ducks split their regular season series with the Sun Devils, but they will go into the game with a lot of confidence because they took the last meeting in a blowout.
Oregon is an average offensive team that is putting up 70 points per game. The team is shooting 44 percent from the field and 34 percent from three-point range.
Payton Pritchard leads the way for the Ducks with 12.2 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. Louis King is averaging 12.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game, while Paul White is averaging 10.6 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.
The Ducks have done well defensively, holding opponents to 63.7 points per game, which is 20th in the country. They have dominated their last six opponents, holding them to 51.8 points per game and they should be able to get past the Sun Devils if they continue playing well defensively.
Sun Devils Going For Seventh Win In Eight Games
The Sun Devils finished second in the conference and have been just as hot as the Ducks, with their only loss in the last two weeks coming against the Ducks. They have won their last three games and will be going for their fourth win in a row and seventh win in their last eight games when they face the Ducks on Friday.
— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) March 15, 2019
The Sun Devils have played well offensively, averaging 77.7 points per game. They are shooting 44 percent from the field and 33 percent from three-point range.
Luguentz Dort leads the way for the Sun Devils with 16.2 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. Remy Martin is averaging 13.5 points and 5.2 assists per game, while Zylan Cheatham is averaging 11.6 points and 10.4 rebounds per game.
The Sun Devils have struggled defensively and are giving up 72.9 points per game. They played well in their last four games, holding opponents to 67.7 points per game and will need to keep playing well defensively if they want to advance to the championship game.
Arizona State is:
- 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- 4-1 ATS in their last five meetings vs. Sun Devils
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Sun Devils and Ducks have both played well against the spread, but the Ducks have the edge because they undefeated against the spread in their last six games and they have won four of their last five meetings against the Sun Devils.
Prediction: Oregon Ducks
Full-Game Total Pick
The Ducks have played under the total in their last four games against teams with winning records and in their last eight games following an ATS win. The Sun Devils have played under the total in five of their last six games and in four of their last five games following a straight up win.
Half-Time Side Pick
The Ducks will win the first half of this game because they have outplayed the Sun Devils in the first half of their last three games, averaging 33 points per game while the Sun Devils average 29.7 points per game.
Prediction: Oregon Ducks
Half-Time Total Bet
The Ducks and Sun Devils are averaging 62.7 combined points per game in the first half of their last three games and they will fall short of the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.