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Michigan vs Arizona State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 17 (Defense Takes Back Seat in Legends Classic)

Devon Platana
Michigan vs. Arizona State prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Michigan vs. Arizona State prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Paul Sancya
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Michigan vs Arizona State Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
No. 20 Michigan Wolverines (3-0) vs. Arizona State Sun Devils (3-1)
Date: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022
Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Barclays Center — Brooklyn, NY
Coverage: ESPN2

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season continues on Thursday, Nov. 17 with another slate of games, including the Legends Classic Final between the No. 20 Michigan Wolverines and Arizona State Sun Devils.

Michigan extended its perfect season with a dominant performance in their lasting outing, scoring a 91-60 win over Pittsburgh less than 24 hours ago. Meanwhile, Arizona State bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 63-59 win against VCU on Wednesday as well.

Can Michigan win the Legends Classic for the first time? Or will Arizona State pull off the upset to give its campaign a boost?

Michigan vs Arizona State Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: MICH: (-335) | ASU: (+265)
Spread: MICH: -7.5 (-110) | ASU: +7.5 (-110)
Total: 141.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Michigan enters this contest as the slight favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 141.5 points, which is average compared to Thursday's projected totals.

Michigan vs Arizona State Prediction & Pick

Arizona State has been successful so far due to its solid defense, holding opponents to an average of 63.3 points (No. 80). Unfortunately, that defense-first mentality has cost the Sun Devils their offense, making it tough to imagine them upsetting the Wolverines.

Michigan has been firing on all cylinders to begin the new year, averaging 84.7 PPG (T-No. 32). The Wolverines' 17.7 assists per game have led to plenty of favorable scoring opportunities, leading to their scoring on 51.1% of their attempts. For comparison, Arizona State has an abysmal 38.7% field-goal percentage this fall.

If the Sun Devils fall behind by a decent-sized margin, this game will be as good as over. Shooting just 29.4% from three-point range, Arizona State won't be able to cut down any large deficit. Michigan is just too good to lose tonight, so back the Wolverines winning the Legends Classic.

Final Score Prediction: Michigan: 75 | Arizona State: 67

Michigan vs Arizona State Betting Trends

- Michigan is 18-2 straight up in its last 20 games in November.
- Arizona State is 1-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games.
- The total has hit the over in six of Michigan's last eight games.
- The total has hit the over in each of Arizona State's last five games against the Big Ten.

Michigan vs Arizona State Best Bet

This is a game where I expect the projected total to be surpassed. Along with having a great offense, the total has hit the over in six of Michigan's last eight games. It's also gone over in each of Arizona State's last five games against Big Ten opponents. With any sort of tournament final bringing out the best in the teams involved, look for both sides to do their part as the total hits over 141.5 points.

Bet: Over 141.5 Points (-110)

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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.

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