#2 Arizona vs. Arizona State

The best college basketball game of Friday night is the #2 ranked Arizona Wildcats facing their in-state rival the Arizona State Sun Devils.

 

Arizona @ Arizona State Preview

Tarizona vs arizona statehe 23-1 Wildcats are coming off a 76-54 win over the Oregon State Beavers. The Sun Devils are coming off a 74-72 win over the Oregon Ducks.

The Wildcats are lead by junior Nick Johnson and freshman Aaron Gordon. Johnson is averaging 15.9 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.2 steals per game. Gordon is averaging 11.8 points, 8 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.

The Sun Devils are lead by senior Jordan Bachynski and sophomore Jahii Carson. Bachynski is averaging 12.2 points, 9.1 rebounds and 4.5 blocks per game. Carson is averaging 19 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game.

 

Game Time: 9:00 p.m. ET on ESPN

 

Key Injuries

For Arizona:

Brandon Ashley out (foot).

For Arizona State:

No current injuries.

 

How Arizona Wins

Arizona will win the game if they keep playing great defense. The Wildcats opponents only shoot an average of 37.8% from the field and that ranks 3rd in the country. They also rank 3rd in the nation in opponent scoring as they only give up 57 points per game. The Wildcats will also need to keep rebounding the ball the way they are. They rank 18th in the nation in rebounding as they average 39 per game.

 

How Arizona State Wins

Arizona State will win the game if they find a way to score. They are averaging 77.1 points per game and that ranks 39th in the nation. The Sun Devils will also need to keep shooting the 3 point shot well. They shoot 39.4% from the 3 point line and that ranks 19th in the country. The final thing they will need to do is make their free throws. They shoot 69.3% from the free throw line and that ranks 193rd in the country.

 

My Prediction

Arizona wants to make their opponent shoot under 40% from the field and make this a low scoring game. Arizona State wants to put up a lot of points and make a high percentage of their 3 pointers. Whichever team plays to their style will have the best shot in winning the game.

I think that Arizona plays their defensive style on Arizona State’s home court. I think that the Wildcats win the rebound battle and hold the Sun Devils to under 40% shooting.

Final Score

Arizona: 75
Arizona State: 63

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