#9 Arizona Wildcats (18-4, 7-14-1 ATS) at Washington State Cougars (9-11, 9-10 ATS)
NCAABB: Wednesday, January 31st, 2018, 10 PM ET (Friel Court)
Line: Arizona (-11.5) | Total: 151
Free NCAABB Pick Arizona Wildcats VS Washington State Cougars
Since a three-game losing streak that seemingly derailed their season, the Arizona Wildcats are on a roll and back in the top ten. Led by junior guard Allonzo Trier and freshman forward Deandre Ayton, the Cats average 81.7 points per game, one of the best numbers in the country. Ayton is averaging a double-double and is one of the brightest freshman stars in the nation.
Where the Wildcats struggle is on the boards and the defensive end. A team that gets up and down like Arizona is going to give up more points, but a lot the points they give up are second-chance points. The Cats are on fire against the soft Pac-12 but must shore up their rebounding woes if they are to make a deep tournament run.
Washington State is not a good basketball team. After a 6-0 start, they have won three out of fourteen games including losses to UC Davis, Idaho, and UTEP. They have also only managed one conference win to this point in a conference that is easily the worst of the power five.
In every area that Arizona is bad, the Cougars are worse. They rank even lower in rebounding and points allowed, but also lack the star power on offense that allows Arizona to win games. The lone bright spot for Washington State is Robert Franks, a junior forward who averages 17 points and 7 boards per contest.
Cover the Spread 365 Betting Trends
Arizona is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona’s last 6 games on the road
Arizona is 11-1 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Washington State
Washington State is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington State’s last 6 games
Washington State is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games at home
Free NCAABB Prediction Washington State Cougars VS Arizona Wildcats
The Cougars are simply not a match in talent for the Wildcats. Even with a steep line of 11.5, the Wildcats should cover with ease. Washington State has no answer for any of the offensive weapons on the Arizona side. The Cougars haven’t kept it close in their past three conference games, and tonight will be no different.
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