The Washington State Cougars (9-12, 4-6 Pac-12) will welcome in the Arizona Wildcats (17-3, 6-3 Pac-12) after victories in three straight home games. It tips at 11:00 PM ET on Thursday, January 26, 2023.
The Wildcats play the Cougars in a game that Arizona is currently a favorite by 5.5 points. The game’s over/under is 145.5.
Arizona vs. Washington State Odds
Point Spread for Arizona vs. Washington State
The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Arizona as the favorite.
Arizona vs. Washington State Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Arizona has -218 odds to pick up the win, while Washington State is listed at +178 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 145.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, January 26, 2023
- Game Time: 11:00 PM ET
- Location: Pullman, Washington
- Arena: Beasley Coliseum
Arizona vs. Washington State Betting Trends
Against the spread, Arizona is 8-11-1 this year. The Wildcats have been favorites in 19 games this season and have come away with the win 16 times (84.2%) in those contests. Arizona’s games this year have hit the over nine times in 21 opportunities (42.9%).
Against the spread, Washington State is 10-11-0 this year. The Cougars have been the underdog on the moneyline nine total times this season. They’ve finished 1-8 in those games. Washington State’s games this year have gone over the total in seven of 21 opportunities (33.3%).
Arizona vs. Washington State Key Players to Watch
Azuolas Tubelis puts up 19.9 points and 9.5 rebounds per contest — both team highs. He is also averaging 2.1 assists, shooting 55.8% from the floor. Oumar Ballo puts up 16.1 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game, shooting 64.5% from the field. Kerr Kriisa is tops on the Wildcats at 5.8 assists per contest, while also posting 2.8 rebounds and 10.7 points. Pelle Larsson is posting 10.1 points, 3.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds per contest.
Mouhamed Gueye is putting up a team-high 7.9 rebounds per game. And he is delivering 13.3 points and 1.7 assists, making 47.8% of his shots from the field. Justin Powell is averaging a team-best 3.0 assists per game. He’s also contributing 10.0 points and 3.7 rebounds, making 40.1% of his shots from the field, and 38.4% from 3-point range resulting in 2.0 triples per contest. TJ Bamba paces the Cougars in scoring (15.2 points per game), and averages 3.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists. He also delivers 0.8 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. DJ Rodman is posting 9.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per contest, making 42.5% of his shots from the field and 38.7% from 3-point range, with 1.8 treys per game.
What you need to know about the Arizona Wildcats
The Wildcats have been carried by their offense, as they rank 11th-best in the country by scoring 83.3 points per game. They rank 252nd in college basketball in points allowed (72.0 per contest). Arizona is allowing 30.7 rebounds per game this year (153rd-ranked in college basketball), but it has shined by pulling down 37.8 rebounds per contest (fourth-best).
The Wildcats are posting 84.9 points per game this season in home games, which is 12.6 more points than they’re averaging in away games (72.3). Arizona is 106th in college basketball with 8.1 three-pointers per game so far this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 107th with a 35.4% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. The Wildcats rank 283rd in the nation with 8.1 three-pointers allowed per game this season. Meanwhile, they rank 106th with a 31.8% shooting percentage allowed from downtown.
The Wildcats are 4-5-1 against the spread and 8-2 overall over their past 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, Arizona has gone over the total three times. Arizona’s offense has been much worse over its last 10 games, putting up 74.6 points a contest compared to the 83.3 it has averaged this season. Arizona has been more stingy on the defensive side of the ball lately, giving up 68.2 points per game over its last 10 contests compared to the 72.0 points per game its opponents are averaging in the 2022-23 season.
What you need to know about the Washington State Cougars
At 68.0 points scored per game and 65.1 points allowed, the Cougars are 275th in the country on offense and 68th defensively. Washington State is 196th in college basketball in rebounds per game (31.8) and 73rd in rebounds conceded (29.1).
In 2022-23 the Cougars are averaging 9.4 more points per game at home (73.1) than on the road (63.7). In 2022-23, Washington State is 63rd in college basketball in 3-point makes (8.6 per game) and 74th in 3-point percentage (36.1%). The Cougars are the 10th-best squad in the country in 3-pointers conceded (5.1 per game) and 50th in 3-point percentage defensively (30.5%).
The Cougars have gone 4-6 over their last 10 games, with a 5-5 record against the spread during that span. Washington State has gone over the total in four of its past 10 games. In its previous 10 games, Washington State is posting 66.0 points per contest, 2.0 fewer points than its season average (68.0). The Cougars are surrendering 66.5 points per game over their last 10 games, which is 1.4 more points than they are allowing for the season (65.1).
Arizona vs. Washington State Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this contest is Arizona, and we project that Washington State will cover the spread (Arizona -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 145.5 points.
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