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NCAA Basketball Betting: #23 Arizona State Hosts #24 San Diego State FS1 Thursday

San Diego State Aztecs vs. Arizona State Sun Devils NCAAB betting odds and picks

Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley has methodically improved the program.  Since his 2015 arrival, the Sun Devils have become a regular March Madness betting contender.  ASU has posted three consecutive 20-win seasons.  And Hurley has his team ranked as Pac-12 Conference play begins.  Thursday brings a potential March Madness preview.  To show, San Diego State is a top tier Mountain West Conference team.  Coach Brian Dutcher posted a 30-2 season and won the regular-season title in 2019-20.  He was named coach of the year for his success.  Overall, the Aztecs and Sun Devils make for a superb Thursday matchup.

San Diego State Aztecs vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Betting Information

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Location: Desert Financial Arena, Tempe, Arizona
TV Coverage: FS1

San Diego State Aztecs vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Betting Odds

San Diego State +4½ (-110) 147 (-110)
Arizona State -4½ (-110) 147 (-110)
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San Diego State Aztecs at Arizona State Sun Devils CashBet Wagering Analysis

On this occasion, sportsbook handle should stay even.  Live betting will draw significant action.  Cause by this matchup being relatively even.  Also are both teams ranked and of high quality.  Neither team is a name brand with the masses.  As a result, squares will gravitate to the home side.  Sharps will look hard at San Diego State.  They like the Aztecs’ defense.  “Defense travels” is a college basketball adage.

Perfect Start for San Diego State

San Diego State is coming off a 65-60 home win over Pepperdine as 8.5-point chalk.  Under the total of 143.5 paid too.  As a result, the Aztecs are 4-0 straight up, 2-1 vs. the odds, and 1-2 to the under.  San Diego State ranks 151st for scoring offense but 9th for points allowed.  It’s that strong defense that makes the Aztecs a 2021 March Madness Betting threat.

Guard Jordan Schakel leads San Diego State with 12.8 points per game.  Against Pepperdine, he had a team-high 17 points per game.  Forward Matt Mitchell averaged 12.3 points per game.

Sun Devils Show Marked Improvement

Last time out Arizona State beat Cal 70-62 as 6.5-point road chalk.  Under the total of 147.0 paid too.  It was the Pac-12 opener for the Sun Devils.  Now Arizona State has a bet on NCAA basketball record of 3-1 straight up, 1-3 against the spread, and 2-2 on totals.  National metrics have ASU ranked 44th for scoring offense and 247th for points allowed.

Guard Remy Martin led ASU with 22 points and 5 rebounds against Cal.  Martin is averaging 17.3 points per game this season.  Meanwhile, Josh Cristopher is their leading scorer on the season with 17.5 points per game.

San Diego State Aztecs at Arizona State Sun Devils Against the Spread

San Diego State is 21-13 against the spread in all games.  Specifically, on the road, the Aztecs are 10-1 vs. the odds.  In out of conference games the Aztecs are 9-4 with the line.  In sum, San Diego State is 16-17-1 under the total.  On the road, the Aztecs are 8-3 over the total.  Out of conference, San Diego State is 5-7-1 to the under.

Overall Arizona State is 15-19-1 against the spread.  At home, the Sun Devils are 7-10 vs. the odds.  Out of conference, the Sun Devils are 6-9 vs. the line.  Arizona State has gone over the total in 18 of their last 35 games.  At home, the Sun Devils are 9-8 to the over.  And out of conference Arizona State is 5-10 to the under.

Arizona State has covered three of their last four games against San Diego State.  Three of those four games went under the total.  While at Arizona State the Aztecs have paid in two of their last three visits.  The last meeting between these teams at ASU went over.

San Diego State Aztecs at Arizona State Sun Devils CashBet Free Pick  

In this situation, we have two 2021 March Madness betting contenders.  The Aztecs’ defense should be the difference here.

San Diego State at Arizona State CashBet Best Bet: 

San Diego State Aztecs


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