The Arizona Wildcats (18-3, 7-3 Pac-12) will attempt to build on a three-game winning run when they visit the Washington Huskies (13-9, 5-6 Pac-12) at 5:30 PM ET on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.
Saturday’s game between the Wildcats and the Huskies sees the Wildcats as a strong, 8.5-point favorite. The over/under is 150.5 points for the matchup.
Arizona vs. Washington Odds
Point Spread for Arizona vs. Washington
The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Arizona as the favorite.
Arizona vs. Washington Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Arizona has -422 odds to pick up the win, while Washington is listed at +319 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 150.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, January 28, 2023
- Game Time: 5:30 PM ET
- Location: Seattle, Washington
- Arena: Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion
Arizona vs. Washington Betting Trends
Arizona is 8-12-1 against the spread this year. The Wildcats have been victorious in 17, or 85%, of the 20 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. Arizona has hit the over in 40.9% of its opportunities this year (nine times over 22 games with a set point total).
In Washington’s 22 games this season, it has 11 wins against the spread. The Huskies have a 4-7 record in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 36.4% of those games). Washington’s games this season have eclipsed the over/under 63.6% of the time (14 out of 22 games with a set point total).
Arizona vs. Washington Key Players to Watch
Azuolas Tubelis is tops on his team in both points (19.8) and rebounds (9.6) per contest, and also puts up 2.0 assists. Defensively, he averages 1.0 steal and 0.9 blocked shots. Oumar Ballo is putting up 15.4 points, 1.2 assists and 9.0 rebounds per contest. Kerr Kriisa averages a team-high 5.6 assists per contest. He is also putting up 10.9 points and 2.9 rebounds, shooting 37.3% from the floor and 35.7% from beyond the arc with 2.4 made 3-pointers per contest. Pelle Larsson puts up 10.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per contest, shooting 43.8% from the floor.
Keion Brooks Jr. is posting team highs in points (17.6 per game) and rebounds (7.2). And he is producing 1.3 assists, making 42.7% of his shots from the field and 25.6% from beyond the arc, with 1.0 trey per game. The Huskies get 8.6 points, 7.0 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game from Braxton Meah. The Huskies receive 10.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game from Cole Bajema. Keyon Menifield is the Huskies’ top assist man (2.7 per game), and he contributes 8.7 points and 2.4 rebounds.
What you need to know about the Arizona Wildcats
The Wildcats are allowing 71.3 points per game this year (236th-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve really played well on offense, averaging 82.3 points per game (15th-best). Arizona is allowing 30.8 boards per game this year (157th-ranked in college basketball), but it has provided a lift by grabbing 37.7 rebounds per game (fourth-best).
At home, the Wildcats are scoring 14.5 more points per game (84.9) than they are on the road (70.4). This season, Arizona is making 8.0 threes per game (118th-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 35.4% (111th-ranked) from downtown. With 7.9 threes conceded per game, the Wildcats rank 266th in college basketball. They are allowing a 31.5% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 84th in college basketball.
The Wildcats are 3-6-1 against the spread and 8-2 overall in their last 10 contests. Arizona has gone over the total in three of its past 10 games. Arizona has been racking up 73.4 points per game in its last 10 appearances, an average that’s much lower than the 82.3 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. The last 10 games have seen Arizona concede 4.3 fewer points per game (67.0) than its season-long average (71.3).
What you need to know about the Washington Huskies
The Huskies are 224th in the country in points scored (69.8 per game) and 179th in points conceded (69.4). Washington is 202nd in college basketball in rebounds per game (31.7) and 309th in rebounds conceded (33.5).
At home, the Huskies average 72.4 points per game. Away, they score 65.5. With 6.7 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 32.2% from downtown, Washington is 261st and 283rd in college basketball, respectively, in those categories. The Huskies are 140th in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (6.9 per game) and 20th-best in 3-point percentage defensively (29.4%).
The Huskies are 5-5 against the spread and 4-6 overall in their last 10 games. In its past 10 games, Washington has hit the over seven times. Washington has performed worse offensively over its previous 10 games, tallying 68.1 points per contest, 1.7 fewer points its than season average of 69.8. The Huskies are surrendering 75.2 points per contest over their past 10 games, which is 5.8 more points than they are allowing for the season (69.4).
Arizona vs. Washington Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this matchup is Arizona, and we predict that Washington will cover the spread (Arizona -8.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 150.5 points.
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