The Sun Devils are red hot under Bobby Hurley and Buffalo is a perennial power in the MAC. Both teams have a solid defense but Buffalo has been especially good at defending the free throw line and rebounding. They aren’t afraid to get physical and have a great deal of size in the frontcourt. Arizona State is one of the most underrated teams in the country and is quickly becoming a Pac-12 team.
The Buffaloes have won six of their last eight games, and are 5-0 since their most recent loss to ASU. They’re also a top-five offensive rebounding team, which will give them a tough time. While St. John’s is one of the worst in the nation at defensive rebounding, Buffalo’s defense is too strong to handle that pressure.
Buffalo is a great rebounding team and hasn’t lost a game since February 1. It’s a tough opponent for any team, but the Buckeyes have a solid defense and don’t have a bad shooting guard. While they don’t shoot the three very well, they are very efficient on the boards. With a big lead, Buffalo should dominate the paint. The Bulls will move on to the NCAA Tournament and beat Arizona State. It’s hard to argue with that.
Buffalo is a top-four team in the nation in defensive rebounding, and their offense is a top-five offensive team. While St. John’s has one of the worst defensive rebounding teams in the country, Buffalo’s length on the glass should frustrate Buffalo’s shooters. While ASU is the underdog, it has a very solid backcourt and a strong attitude. I think ASU will win in a close game, but the Sun Devils will be up to the task.
Although Buffalo hasn’t lost since February 1, ASU has a great defensive record. While Buffalo isn’t the best 3-point shooter in the country, it’s one of the best teams in the West. While it’s tough to call, the Sun Devils will hold their own against this talented team. At the same time, the Sun Devils have the home court advantage. They’ll be focused and play a good defense.
ASU is a 1.5-point favorite in this matchup. The Buffaloes are a top-20 team in offensive adjusted efficiency and don’t have a great defense. Its opponents are ranked near the bottom of the country in offensive rebounding. This means Buffalo can handle this pressure and control the paint. While St. John’s have an unimpressive defensive record, they’ll be able to shoot for three-pointers.
ASU has won nine of their last 10 games against Buffalo. However, they’ve lost seven of those games by less than 60 points. ASU has a poor defensive record and will be able to score a low-percentage game. The Sun Devils will have the better shot on offense and struggle to shoot 3-pointers. They’ll also shoot well but Buffalo is better on the boards and in the paint.
Buffalo is a good team on the boards but the Sun Devils are terrible against ASU. Their defense has been a weakness all season and they’ve been a poor opponent this year. If ASU beats Buffalo, the Sun Devils will be the better team. ASU’s opponents won’t shoot well. But they’ll be a little more aggressive than Buffalo, and that will be a good thing.
ASU has a solid defense, but Buffalo is a better team on the boards. Despite the fact that the Arizona State basketball team is the only team to win four out of five games, the total is still at 152.5. It’s important to note that both teams have struggled to win in the last two seasons and have a weaker starting point. This is why the final odds on Arizona State vs. St. John’s has been higher than normal in the past few weeks.
The Arizona State Sun Devils have had a strong season and are still looking for their first NCAA Tournament game in 10 years. They’ll be facing a tough challenge from No. 6 seed Buffalo this time. The current coach of the Sun Devils was the head coach of the college from 2013 to 2015. The two teams are familiar with each other as their previous coaches were in the same position.