Stanford Cardinal at Arizona State Sun Devils 2018-03-03 - Picks & Predictions

Stanford Cardinal at Arizona State Sun Devils 2018-03-03 -  Picks & Predictions

The Cardinal of Stanford travels to Tempe, Arizona in this matchup to clash with the Arizona State Sun Devils. The tip-off on this game at 2:30 PM. For those handicappers out there making expert picks on the game, the home line is set at -8.5 while the total is hung at 158.5.

The Stanford Cardinal (13-13) hold a road record of 3-7 record on the road and are 4-6 on the road when betting the Vegas line. As for the game total, Cardinal road games have gone over the total 2 times and 8 have landed under the total.

The hometown Arizona State Sun Devils (19-7), have a record on their home court of 16-3 and are 11-7 against the spread. Those who are betting basketball picks on the total will note the Sun Devils record of 10 over and 9 under here at Wells Fargo Arena.


Taking a look at the Sportsbook reports on game day morning, these are the reported consensus trends in betting volume from participating sportsbooks. Note that these numbers will change as more action comes in as we get closer to game time, but it is always worth a look at the morning reports just to see where the money is going.

  • Betting Stanford against the spread(8.5): 62%
  • Betting Stanford to win straight up(334): 71%
  • Betting Arizona State against the spread(-8.5): 38%
  • Betting Arizona State to win straight up(-425): 29%
  • Betting Over the Total(158.5): 72%
  • Betting Under the Total(158.5): 28%

Important to remember that the above consensus numbers are an early snapshot of public action. The Professional Handicappers League has a few professional consensus services for those looking for a consensus of expert sports picks. Personally, we like to know where the money goes early, especially looking for drastic early money on one side, which is often "smart money", whereas heavy action closer to game time is usually "square money".


The Arizona State Sun Devils is a team we have a pretty strong read on and have had a lot of success betting or against. We have placed 15 documented premium wagers on Sun Devils games in the last decade, winning 14, next to just 1 for a winning rate of 93.30% and profits of $12930.00. We do not have a premium selection in this game today, but we do have a strong opinion.

Some of the factors we look at are the total points being scored by both teams, which is 159.1. Together, the teams average 148.9 points allowed, which gives us expected total points of 154, which can be compared against the over/under offered by oddsmakers for those inclined to bet on totals.

To determine the game-winner and to consider the spread in a game we can look at point differential as well, but it is wise to weigh the power rating differential even more. In this game, the power rating on the hometown Sun Devils is 87.0 while the visiting Cardinal bring a rating of 78.0, meaning, a reasonable line on this game for Arizona State is -9.

Taking everything into consideration we do have a free pick opinion on this game.

Jay Marriucci says, take the Arizona State Sun Devils -9/-106
(Record for Professional Handicapper Jay Marriucci betting on or against the Arizona State Sun Devils: 14-1/93.30%, +12930.00)

GAME NOTES: Time-change to 02:30pm EST | TV: Pac-12 POWER RATINGS: ARIZONA STATE 87.0, STANFORD 78.0

Posted on Friday, March 2, 2018 by Jay Marriucci
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