Arizona vs Washington Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Thursday, January 5, 2023

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The Arizona Wildcats (13-1, 2-1 Pac-12) will attempt to continue a seven-game winning run when hosting the Washington Huskies (9-6, 1-3 Pac-12) on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at McKale Center. This matchup is at 11:00 PM ET.

The Wildcats play the Huskies in a game that Arizona is currently a colossal favorite by 18.5 points. A 154.5-point over/under is set for the matchup.

Arizona vs. Washington Odds

Point Spread for Arizona vs. Washington

The spread for this matchup is set at 18.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Arizona as the favorite.

Arizona vs. Washington Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Arizona has -2568 odds to pick up the win, while Washington is listed at +1150 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 154.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, January 5, 2023
  • Game Time: 11:00 PM ET
  • Location: Tucson, Arizona
  • Arena: McKale Center

Arizona vs. Washington Betting Trends

Arizona has played 14 games, with six wins against the spread. The Wildcats have been victorious in 12, or 92.3%, of the 13 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. Arizona’s games this year have gone over the total in seven out of 15 opportunities (46.7%).

Against the spread, Washington is 6-9-0 this year. The Huskies have compiled a 2-4 record in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 33.3% of those games). Washington’s games this season have eclipsed the over/under 60% of the time (nine out of 15 games with a set point total).

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Arizona vs. Washington Key Players to Watch

Arizona

Azuolas Tubelis averages 20.1 points and 1.9 assists per contest — both team highs. He is also posting 8.7 rebounds while shooting 60.5% from the floor. Oumar Ballo is tops on the Wildcats at 9.3 rebounds per game, while also posting 1.4 assists and 17.4 points. Kerr Kriisa is tops on the Wildcats at 6.0 assists per contest, while also putting up 2.6 rebounds and 11.4 points. Pelle Larsson posts 10.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists per contest, shooting 41.9% from the floor.

Washington

Keion Brooks Jr. tops the Huskies in scoring (16.2 points per game) and rebounding (6.4), and puts up 1.4 assists. He also averages 0.8 steals and 1.3 blocked shots. Braxton Meah is posting a team-best 6.4 rebounds per game. And he is delivering 9.8 points and 0.5 assists, making 70.1% of his shots from the floor. Cole Bajema gets the Huskies 10.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 0.6 assists per contest. He also delivers 0.9 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. The Huskies receive 8.7 points, 1.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game from Keyon Menifield.

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What you need to know about the Arizona Wildcats

The Wildcats are ceding 72.8 points per game this year (278th-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve really thrived on offense, posting 88.7 points per game (best). Arizona ranks fifth-best in the nation by grabbing 38.2 rebounds per game. In terms of rebounds allowed, it ranks 65th in college basketball (28.9 allowed per contest).

Arizona is sinking 7.9 threes per game (144th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while sporting a 36.2% three-point percentage (85th-ranked). With 8.1 three-pointers conceded per game, the Wildcats rank 278th in the country. They are giving up a 31.8% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 120th in college basketball.

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What you need to know about the Washington Huskies

In 2022-23, the Huskies are 255th in college basketball on offense (68.8 points scored per game) and 138th on defense (67.5 points allowed). On the glass, Washington is 276th in the country in rebounds (30.4 per game). It is 261st in rebounds allowed (32.6 per game).

Washington is 298th in college basketball in 3-pointers made (6.1 per game) and 323rd in 3-point percentage (30.3%). The Huskies are 107th in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded (6.5 per game) and 20th-best in 3-point percentage defensively (28.5%).

The Huskies are 4-6 against the spread and 5-5 overall over their past 10 games. Washington has gone over the total in six of its past 10 outings. While Washington is averaging 68.8 points per game in 2022-23, it has fallen short of that over its last 10 games, producing 68.4 points per contest. The Huskies have performed worse defensively over their previous 10 games, ceding 69.7 points per contest, 2.2 more points their than season average of 67.5.

Arizona vs. Washington Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this matchup is Arizona, and we project that Washington will cover the spread (Arizona -18.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 154.5 points.

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How to bet Arizona vs. Washington

You can bet on Arizona vs. Washington 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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