Washington State vs Arizona State Odds, Picks and Predictions for Pac-12 Tournament March 10

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Updated: March 9, 2021

The last time Washington State was in action, they fell to Arizona State 77-74 in overtime on February 27. After an 11-day layoff, the Cougars are back in action against this same ASU team.

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The Pac-12 Tournament opens with the No. 8 Arizona State Sun Devils taking on the No. 9 Washington State Cougars inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Wednesday afternoon.

The last time Washington State was on the floor was a 77-74 overtime loss to this same Arizona State team back on February 27. These Pac-12 programs were supposed to play a makeup game before the end of the regular season, but the pandemic had other plans due to a Cougars player testing positive and canceling that matchup.

Here are our college basketball betting free picks and predictions for Washington State vs. Arizona State on March 10.

Washington State vs Arizona State odds

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This game opened at a pick’em while the total opened at 144.5 and some books jumped to 145 points. Check back later for a full report from Patrick!

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Injuries

Washington State: Isaac Bonton G (Questionable).
Arizona State: Marcus Bagley F (Questionable), Josh Christopher G (Questionable).
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Betting trend to know

The Sun Devils are 5-22-1 ATS in their last 28 games overall. Find more NCAA betting trends for Washington State vs. Arizona State.

Against the spread (ATS) pick

The Cougars have been on an extended break from action due to the scheduling issues and a positive COVID-19 test, with 11 days in between games. Washington State was on a two-game losing skid at the time, with just two wins in its last six outings (3-3 ATS) but this break could be to the benefit of leading scorer Isaac Bonton.

Bonton missed the previous meeting with the Sun Devils and played in just one of the Cougars’ past five contests due to an ankle injury. On the season, Bonton averages almost 18 points per contest with four assists a game and is one the toughest matchups in the Pac-12.

Arizona State followed that OT victory over Wazzu at the end of February with back-to-back road losses, falling to Colorado and Utah by a combined 53 points—39 of which came in a 98-59 blowout at the hands of the Utes in the season finale Saturday.

This trip to Vegas will be ASU’s third straight game away from Tempe, where it has struggled to play defense. The Sun Devils gave up 80.5 points per game on the road in the regular season and own a 3-7 SU and 2-8 ATS mark outside of Desert Financial Arena (road and neutral games) this season.

Arizona State has been battling injury issues of its own, with freshmen standouts Marcus Bagley and Josh Christopher missing time, most recently sitting out Saturday’s game in Utah. The first-year pair combine for 25.1 points per game – over 33 percent of the Sun Devils’ total offensive output – and are question marks for Wednesday.

PREDICTION: Washington State (-110)

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Over/Under Pick

So much of this Over/Under result will hinge on the health of ASU’s Christopher and Bagley as well as the stability of Bonton’s ankle.

Washington State did get an offensive uptick in effort from its freshmen with Bonton down but the 11-day layoff, and moving inside the larger venue in Vegas, could leave the Cougars’ shooting off the mark, at least until some of the rust wears off and they get adapted to the field of depth inside T-Mobile Arena.

The Cougars are a much stronger defensive team than ASU, ranking 42nd in adjusted defensive efficiency (93.5) per KenPom.com and have the option to dig in on defense if the early shots aren’t falling. These teams would have stayed below the 144-point total set for their February 27 meeting if not for the overtime, combining for only 134 points in 40 minutes.

PREDICTION: Under 144.5 (-110)

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