Arizona vs Morgan State Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Thursday, December 22, 2022

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The Arizona Wildcats (11-1) hope to continue a 10-game home winning stretch when hosting the Morgan State Bears (4-7) on Thursday, December 22, 2022 at 8:00 PM ET.

The Wildcats match up with the Bears in a game that Arizona is currently a major favorite by 31 points. The matchup’s over/under is 159.5.

Arizona vs. Morgan State Odds

Point Spread for Arizona vs. Morgan State

The spread for this matchup is set at 31 points, with bookmakers listing Arizona as the favorite.

Arizona vs. Morgan State Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Arizona has odds to pick up the win, while Morgan State is listed at to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 159.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, December 22, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • Location: Tucson, Arizona
  • Arena: McKale Center

Arizona vs. Morgan State Betting Trends

In the Arizona’s 12 games this season, it has five wins against the spread. Arizona’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 75% of the time (six out of eight games with a set point total).

Against the spread, Morgan State is 5-3-0 this season. Morgan State’s games this year have hit the over on four of eight set point totals (50%).

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Arizona vs. Morgan State Key Players to Watch

Arizona

Azuolas Tubelis puts up 19.6 points and 2.0 assists per game — both team highs. He is also averaging 8.7 rebounds while shooting 59.6% from the floor. Oumar Ballo leads the Wildcats at 9.3 rebounds per contest, while also averaging 1.5 assists and 17.5 points. Kerr Kriisa averages a team-high 6.3 assists per contest. He is also averaging 11.8 points and 3.1 rebounds, shooting 43.6% from the floor and 40.8% from downtown with 2.4 made 3-pointers per game. Pelle Larsson puts up 10.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. Defensively, he posts 0.7 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.

Morgan State

Malik Miller tops the Bears in rebounding (9.5 per game) and assists (3.9), and produces 16.4 points. He also puts up 2.2 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. Isaiah Burke is the Bears’ top scorer (17.4 points per game) and assist man (2.5), and posts 2.1 rebounds. Khalil Turner is averaging 9.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists per contest, making 48.8% of his shots from the floor and 32.4% from 3-point range, with 1.0 triples per game. The Bears receive 6.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game from Kameron Hobbs.

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What you need to know about the Arizona Wildcats

The Wildcats have been led by their offense, as they rank second-best in college basketball by scoring 90.0 points per game. They rank 307th in college basketball in points allowed (74.3 per contest). Arizona is allowing 29.5 rebounds per game this season (96th-ranked in college basketball), but it has provided a lift by grabbing 38.5 rebounds per game (11th-best).

Arizona is sinking 8.2 treys per game (120th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while sporting a 37.7% three-point percentage (51st-ranked). So far this season, the Wildcats are allowing 8.2 threes per game (287th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opponents to shoot 32.1% (143rd-ranked) from three-point land.

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What you need to know about the Morgan State Bears

On offense the Bears are the 34th-ranked team in college basketball (80.9 points per game). Defensively they are 223rd (70.4 points allowed per game). Morgan State grabs 33.6 rebounds per game and concede 32.8 boards, ranking 127th and 271st, respectively, in the nation.

Morgan State is 274th in college basketball in 3-pointers made (6.5 per game) and 76th in 3-point percentage (36.5%). Defensively, the Bears are 69th in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded per game at 6.1. They are 47th in 3-point percentage conceded at 29.4%.

Arizona vs. Morgan State Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is Arizona, and we project that Morgan State will cover the spread (Arizona -31). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 159.5 points.

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How to bet Arizona vs. Morgan State

You can bet on Arizona vs. Morgan State at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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