NCAAB: #11 Nevada vs #11 Arizona State Odds, and Picks (Mar 15)

  • Nevada ended their regular season with 3 straight bad losses.
  • Arizona State had a poor last game against Arizona, losing 78-59.
  • These two teams last met on December 7, 2018, in a game that Nevada won 72-66.

Nevada (22-10) and Arizona State (22-12) match up for the tourney’s second 11 vs 11 First Four matchup. As the two very last teams to make the field, both are trying to prove their worth with a win here.

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How to Watch

  • Where: UD Arena, Dayton, OH
  • When: Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at 9:10 p.m ET
  • How to Watch: truTV


Game Preview

Nevada was the final team to make the tourney, avoiding disappointment by a narrow margin after no late bids were stolen. Not long ago, the Wolfpack were expected to earn a 9-seed, with 4 Quad 1 wins and a top-35 NET ranking supporting them. However, they collapsed down the stretch, losing their final 3 games against bad teams. They’ve been given a chance, but they need to bounce back.

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Arizona State got a crucial win against USC in the Pac-12 quarterfinals, which was likely the tipping point that earned them the 2nd-to-last spot in the tourney. They lost to Arizona in the game after that, but have a chance to get back on track against a flailing Nevada team, before setting their sights on TCU if they win. The Sun Devils have worse metrics than Nevada, which they’ll need to overcome.


In the 2nd First Four game between bubble teams, we get a bout between the last two teams to crack the field. Both should consider themselves lucky that there was a historically low amount of stolen bids, allowing them to avoid falling to the NIT. For this matchup, Nevada spent most of the season as the stronger team, but was concerningly bad down the stretch. I’d favor Arizona State to win it.



Keith McCarthy is an experienced sports analyst with a passion for predicting the outcomes of games spanning across sports such as football, basketball, baseball, and hockey, with a special expertise in college sports.

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