Nevada vs Arizona State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 15 NCAA Tournament Game (Sun Devils' Defense Shines)

Nevada vs Arizona State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 15 NCAA Tournament Game (Sun Devils' Defense Shines)


Nevada vs Arizona State Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Tournament Game
  • Nevada Wolf Pack (22-10) vs. Arizona State Sun Devils (22-12)
  • Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2023
  • Time: 9:10 p.m. ET
  • Venue: UD Arena -- Dayton, Ohio
  • Coverage: truTV

Wednesday, March 15's college basketball schedule includes an NCAA Tournament First Four matchup between the Nevada Wolf Pack and Arizona State Sun Devils.

Nevada limps into tournament action on a three-game losing streak, most recently falling 81-77 in overtime to San Jose State in the MWC Tournament quarterfinals. Meanwhile, Arizona State aims to bounce back after suffering a 78-59 loss to ranked Arizona in their Pac-12 Tournament semifinal tilt.

So, which of these programs will join in on the March Madness? Let's take a look.

Nevada vs Arizona State Odds & Spread

Arizona State enters this contest as a marginal favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9:10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 132.5 points with the over slightly favored at -115 odds.

Nevada vs Arizona State Betting Trends

  • Nevada is 1-6 straight up in its last seven games played in March.
  • Arizona State is 5-1 straight up in neutral site matchups this season.
  • Nevada is 2-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games.
  • Arizona State is 2-4 ATS in its last six games played in March.
  • The over is 7-2 in Nevada's last nine games as the underdog.
  • The under is 6-2 in Arizona State's last eight games played on a Wednesday.

Nevada vs Arizona State Prediction & Pick

Nevada doesn't exactly have much momentum heading into this matchup. On top of their three-game skid, the Wolf Pack have allowed 80-plus points with a minus-5.0 average scoring margin over that span. They've only shot 42.9% from the floor and 30.6% from the three-point line during that stretch, making it tough to keep pace with their opponents.

Unfortunately for Nevada, Arizona State owns the 12th-worst field-goal percentage allowed (39.8%). And while ASU doesn't have an eye-catching offense, its rebounding ability helps with missed shots from either side. The Sun Devils average 36.9 rebounds per game (No. 49), whereas the Wolf Pack sit at 33.2 RPG (No. 247).

At the end of the day, Nevada has gone cold at the worst possible time. Look for Arizona State to take advantage of its vulnerable opponent.

Final Score Prediction: Arizona State: 73 | Nevada: 68

Nevada vs Arizona State Best Bet

With limited betting options available at the time of writing, I'm going with Arizona State on the spread as the best bet. While neither team has consistently covered the spread recently, Nevada has been worse, going 0-3 ATS in its last three outings. On the other side, the Sun Devils are 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 games against the MWC and have covered in four of six neutral site games so far this year.

With Arizona State also playing the better brand of basketball, I fully expect ASU to win by at least a three-pointer.

Bet: Arizona State -2.5 (-110)

Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.