The Arizona Wildcats (14-1, 3-1 Pac-12) will look to continue an eight-game winning run when hosting the Washington State Cougars (6-10, 1-4 Pac-12) on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at McKale Center. It airs at 5:00 PM ET.
Saturday’s matchup between the Wildcats and the Cougars sees the Wildcats as a double-digit favorite by 12 points. A 150.5-point over/under is set for the matchup.
Arizona vs. Washington State Odds
Point Spread for Arizona vs. Washington State
The spread for this matchup is set at 12 points, with oddsmakers listing Arizona as the favorite.
Arizona vs. Washington State Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Arizona has -853 odds to pick up the win, while Washington State is listed at +583 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 150.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, January 7, 2023
- Game Time: 5:00 PM ET
- Location: Tucson, Arizona
- Arena: McKale Center
Arizona vs. Washington State Betting Trends
In the Arizona’s 15 games this year, it has six wins against the spread. The Wildcats have been chosen as favorites in 14 games this year and have walked away with the win 13 times (92.9%) in those games. Arizona has gone over the point total in 43.8% of its opportunities this year (seven times in 16 games with a set point total).
In Washington State’s 16 games this year, it has seven wins against the spread. The Cougars have yet to win as the moneyline underdog this season, going 0-0. Washington State’s games this year have gone over the total in six of 16 opportunities (37.5%).
Arizona vs. Washington State Key Players to Watch
Azuolas Tubelis leads the Wildcats with 20.0 points per contest and 2.1 assists, while also posting 8.8 rebounds. Oumar Ballo paces his squad in rebounds per game (9.1), and also puts up 17.2 points and 1.3 assists. At the other end, he puts up 0.7 steals and 1.5 blocked shots. Pelle Larsson puts up 10.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists per contest, shooting 41.2% from the field.
Kerr Kriisa leads his squad in assists per game (5.9), and also averages 11.3 points and 2.6 rebounds. At the other end, he posts 0.7 steals and 0.0 blocked shots.
Mouhamed Gueye is posting a team-high 8.5 rebounds per contest. And he is delivering 13.4 points and 1.6 assists, making 50.0% of his shots from the field. TJ Bamba is the Cougars’ top scorer (15.4 points per game), and he delivers 1.6 assists and 4.3 rebounds. Justin Powell is averaging a team-best 3.3 assists per game. And he is contributing 10.4 points and 3.4 rebounds, making 40.6% of his shots from the field and 39.1% from beyond the arc, with 2.3 triples per game. DJ Rodman is averaging 8.9 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game, making 42.1% of his shots from the floor and 33.8% from beyond the arc, with 1.5 triples per game.
What you need to know about the Arizona Wildcats
The Wildcats have been lifted by their offense, as they rank third-best in college basketball by posting 87.5 points per game. They rank 262nd in college basketball in points allowed (72.4 per contest). Arizona is top-25 this year in rebounding, ranking eighth-best in college basketball with 37.9 boards per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 83rd with 29.3 rebounds allowed per contest.
Arizona is draining 8.0 threes per game (136th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while putting up a 35.9% three-point percentage (91st-ranked). The Wildcats are surrendering 8.1 three-pointers per game (277th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing a 31.9% three-point percentage (119th-ranked).
The Wildcats have a 4-5-1 record against the spread while finishing 9-1 overall over their last 10 contests. In its past 10 games, Arizona has gone over the total three times. Arizona has seen a downturn in scoring recently, putting up 80.8 points per game in its last 10 contests, 6.7 points fewer than the 87.5 it has scored this year. Arizona has been tougher on the defensive side of the ball as of late, giving up 69.3 points per game over its last 10 contests compared to the 72.4 points per game its opponents are averaging on the 2022-23 season.
What you need to know about the Washington State Cougars
The Cougars are 234th in the country in points scored (69.4 per game) and 110th in points conceded (66.4). Washington State grabs 32.4 rebounds per game and give up 28.2 boards, ranking 186th and 44th, respectively, in college basketball.
In 2022-23, Washington State is 61st in the nation in 3-point makes (8.7 per game) and 81st in 3-point percentage (36.2%). The Cougars are the 12th-best squad in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded (5.1 per game) and 84th in 3-point percentage defensively (30.9%).
The Cougars are 4-6 against the spread and 3-7 overall in their past 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, Washington State has hit the over four times. In its past 10 games, Washington State is scoring 67.0 points per contest, compared to its season average of 69.4. The Cougars are giving up 67.6 points per game over their last 10 games, compared to their season average of 66.4 points allowed.
Arizona vs. Washington State Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this contest is Arizona, and we predict that Arizona will cover the spread (Arizona -12). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 150.5 points.
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