The battle between Arizona State and California didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as California was handed a 71-44 defeat on Thursday at Desert Financial Arena.
Bettors who backed Arizona State were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of -7.5 at sportsbooks.
DJ Horne had 13 points for Arizona State and Jay Heath chipped in with 12 points. Luther Muhammad had 4 assists for them, while Kimani Lawrence was the team’s top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.
California got 11 points from Jalen Celestine in a losing cause and another 9 points from Jordan Shepherd. Joel Brown contributed 5 assists for them, while Grant Anticevich had 6 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Arizona State were victorious, as the score was $HalfScore at the break.
The rebound battle favored Arizona State as they grabbed 32 boards, while California only had 31
Arizona State looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Stanford. California will aim to get back on the winning track at Arizona.