Don't miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Sun Devils and Golden Bears. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on PACN, and it's hosted by the Golden Bears at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, CA. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this Pac-12 conference contest is set at 148.5 points, with the Golden Bears being the favored team playing at home against the Sun Devils.

ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS VS CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: California Golden Bears -3.5

This game will be played at Haas Pavilion at 8:00 ET on Sunday, December 31st.

WHY BET THE CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-68 in favor of the Golden Bears.
  • Not only will California pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Is a Win at Berkeley Possible for the Sun Devils?

Arizona State will enter their 13th game of the season with a 7-5 record. In road games, the Sun Devils are 1-3, while they are 6-2 overall. With a current ATS record of 4-8, Arizona State finds themselves below .500. On the road this season, Arizona State has gone 1-3 ATS, and in their previous ten road games, they hold a 5-5 ATS record.

Arizona State's games have, on average, featured 137.5 points per game leading to an over/under record of 5-7-0. Their average over/under line is currently 141.9 points so far. When assessing the Sun Devils' performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 1-2, with their games averaging 132 points per game.

Arizona State is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 76 points versus Stanford. This output is higher than their season-average of 67.7 points per game. Coming into the game, the Sun Devils offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 29%. On average, they get up 21.3 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 13.9 made free-throws.

Currently, the Sun Devils' defense holds the 124th rank in the nation, allowing 69.8 points per game. Against Stanford, the Sun Devils' defense gave up 73 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Stanford only made 3 free-throws.

Can the Golden Bears Hold Strong at Home?

In today's game against Arizona State, the California team, with a 4-8 record, will be looking to improve their performance on the road, where they are 0-4, while maintaining their .500 record at home. As California prepares to face Arizona State, their ATS record stands at 6-6. In their last ten games this season, California has gone 2-3 vs. the spread.

So far, California's games have averaged 154.3 points per game with the average over/under line being 144.7 points. In their most recent three games, the Golden Bears' over/under record is 2-1, with their games averaging 161 points per game.

In their latest game, California offense put up 81 points against Arizona. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 41.2% and made 9 threes. The team's top scorer is Jaylon Tyson, who comes into today's matchup with an average of 19.6, while Fardaws Aimaq also maintains a PPG average of 16.3 leading up to the game.

Currently, the Golden Bears' defense holds the 255th rank in the nation, allowing 77.9 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, California's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 45.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 37.6% this season.