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College Basketball Picks: Arizona Wildcats vs. Arizona State Sun Devils

Jeff GrantContributor IFebruary 14, 2014

College Basketball Picks: Arizona Wildcats vs. Arizona State Sun Devils

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    The Arizona Wildcats have won five of their six true road games this season, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks Friday, as they prepare to take on the Arizona State Wildcats at Wells Fargo Arena.

    Sports bettors will find that the Wildcats are 5.5-point favorites in the NCAA basketball odds, with no betting total available in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Pac-12 Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

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Arizona Wildcats

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    The Arizona Wildcats have won back-to-back games since suffering their only defeat of the 2013-14 campaign, including a 76-54 victory over the Oregon State Beavers as 16-point home favorites Sunday.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Wildcats are 4-1 straight up and 2-3 against the spread as road favorites of 3.5-to-six points.

Arizona State Sun Devils

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    The Arizona State Sun Devils have won five of their last six games, including a 74-72 victory over the Oregon Ducks as three-point home favorites last Saturday.

    College basketball handicappers will find that the Sun Devils are 5-14 against the spread in February since the start of the 2011-12 campaign.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Arizona State Sun Devils as one of their college basketball picks, as the home team has covered the number in four of the last five meetings in this in-state rivalry.

    Pick: Arizona State Sun Devils +5.5

     

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