Arizona State vs Northwestern ncaab betting prediction

Arizona State Sun vs Northwestern Prediction 12/20/2023

The Arizona State Sun Devils (6-4) travel to face off against the Northwestern Wildcats (8-2) on Wednesday, December 20th. This game will be played at Footprint Center in Phoenix and televised on ESPN2. Northwestern is coming off a win in their previous game, while Arizona State is looking to get back on track from a loss to the San Diego. Tip-off is set for 8:30 ET.

Arizona State Sun Devils vs Northwestern Wildcats

The Arizona State Sun Devils Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Arizona State is heading into their 11th game of the season and currently have a 6-4 overall record. In their last ten road games, which includes last year, Arizona State went 4-6. At the moment, Arizona State sits at 2-5 ATS, putting them below the .500 mark. In their previous five games, the team has gone 2-3 vs. the spread.

So far, Arizona State’s games have averaged 138.4 points per game with the average over/under line being 141.2 points. Looking at the Sun Devils’ last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 with their games averaging 153 points per game.

The Northwestern Wildcats Are Coming Off A Win

After defeating DePaul by a score of 56-46, Northwestern’s current record stands at 8-2. In away games this season, the Wildcats have gone 1-1 while they are undefeated at home with a 6-0 record. As of now, Northwestern holds a 3-3-2 ATS record as they prepare to face Arizona State. When playing away, the Wildcats are 0-1-1 against the spread, while they are 3-2-1 ATS when playing at home.

Looking at their over/under performance through 10 games, Northwestern has an over/under record of 3-5-0, with their games averaging 135.8 points per game on average. When looking at the Wildcats’ last three games, their over/under record is 2-1, with their games averaging 133 points per game.

Arizona State Offense Breakdown

Arizona State’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. San Diego, finishing the game with a total of 84 points. Their season average is now 69 points per game. The top scorer for the Sun Devils was Jamiya Neal with 20 points, while Frankie Collins also added 15 to the scoreboard.

Jose Perez (G) 13.0 4.9 3.2
Frankie Collins (G) 12.7 5.8 3.5
Jamiya Neal (G) 11.3 5.9 1.7

Northwestern Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Northwestern offense ended with 56 points against DePaul. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 35.6% and made 8 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Boo Buie, who holds an average of 18.1 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Brooks Barnhizer is averaging 13.7 points per game this season.

Boo Buie (G) 18.1 3.8 4.9
Brooks Barnhizer (G) 13.7 7.6 2.7
Ryan Langborg (G) 13.6 2.8 2.9

Arizona State Team Defense

At this time, the Sun Devils’ defense is positioned 101st in the country, permitting 67.9 points per game. Against San Diego in their most recent game, the Arizona State defense gave up a total of 89 points while allowing San Diego to hit 46% of their shots.

Northwestern Team Defense

In the current season, the Northwestern defense has excelled, sitting 84th in the nation by allowing 66.9 points per game. In today’s game vs. Arizona State, the Northwestern defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Northwestern made 16 free-throws vs. the Wildcats.

Sun Devils vs Wildcats Trends

  • Through their last five road games, Arizona State has an ATS record of just 2-3. However, their overall record was 1-4 while averaging 69 points per game.
  • In their last five games at home, the Wildcats have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 2-2-1 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 60 points per game in these contests.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Sun Devils have gone 0-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 0-3.
  • Through their last five games as the favorite, the Wildcats have an ATS record of 3-1-1 and a straight up mark of 4-1.

Sun Devils vs Wildcats Prediction

We’re putting our money on the Wildcats to win, and have the projected score sitting at 78-66. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Wildcats at -3.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 136.5, and our model predicts the Sun Devils and Wildcats to score a combined 144 points. We recommend betting on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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