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Sun Devils deemed underdogs vs. No. 5 Wildcats in men’s basketball

Dec 30, 2022, 7:32 PM
DJ Horne #0 of the Arizona State Sun Devils passes against the Creighton Bluejays in the first half...
DJ Horne #0 of the Arizona State Sun Devils passes against the Creighton Bluejays in the first half of their game during the Jack Jones Hoopfest basketball tournament at Michelob ULTRA Arena on December 12, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Sun Devils defeated the Bluejays 73-71. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The Territorial Cup moves to the hardwood for a matchup in men’s basketball on Saturday afternoon at Desert Financial Arena in Tempe.

Arizona State (11-2, 2-0 in Pac-12) will host No. 5 Arizona, with tip-off scheduled for 12 p.m. on Arizona Sports 98.7, the Arizona Sports app and ArizonaSports.com.

The Sun Devils are currently 6.5-point underdogs against the Wildcats (12-1, 1-1), with the over/under is currently set at 155.5.

ASU is coming off of a 97-60 loss to San Francisco on Dec. 21, albeit without the team’s best scorer in forward Desmond Cambridge, who was sidelined due to a stomach illness.

The loss saw the Sun Devils go from being ranked No. 25 in the AP Top 25 Poll to not receiving a single vote in this week’s rankings.

Meanwhile, No. 5 Arizona comes into DFA with the second-best scoring offense in college basketball at 90.2 points per contest.

Wildcats point guard Kerr Kriisa also comes into the New Year’s Eve matchup tied for the eighth-most assists in the country at a 6.1 per game clip.

All betting odds, spreads and over/unders are provided by FanDuel Sportsbook.

No. 5 Arizona at ASU

Spread: Arizona -6.5

Moneylines: Arizona (-255), ASU (+205)

Over/under: 155.5

TV: FOX

Radio: Arizona Sports 98.7, the Arizona Sports app and ArizonaSports.com

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