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No. 4 Arizona ATS Pick vs Washington State

The No. 21 Washington State Cougars (20-6, 11-4) head on the road for a major Pac-12 test against the No. 4 ranked Arizona Wildcats (20-5, 11-3). The college basketball lines on this game check in with Arizona has a heavy favorite at -13 and an over/under currently set at 150½. The game will tip-off at 11:00 p.m. ET at the McKale Center in Tucson, Ariz.

 

No. 4 Arizona ATS Pick vs Washington State
No. 4 Arizona ATS Pick vs Washington State

Washington State vs Arizona Game Information

  1. Game: Washington State (20-6, 11-4 Pac-12) vs Arizona (20-5, 11-3)
  2. Date/Time: Feb. 22, 11:00 p.m. ET
  3. Location: McKale Center, Tucson, Arizona
  4. Washington State vs Arizona Live Stream: TBS.com

 

The Washington State Cougars and Arizona Wildcats are set for their second season meeting, with the first matchup coming on Jan. 13 at Washington State. The Cougars pulled out a 73-70 victory against the Wildcats in a game that marked their second victory amid a current stretch that features 10 wins over the last 11 games. Arizona has also been rolling, winning six straight and eight of the last nine games since the loss to the Cougars in January. This all sets us up for one of the best college basketball bets on February 22, so we’ll jump right in with a few angles to target, including an intriguing under.

 

Washington State vs Arizona Odds and Spread

 

  1. Arizona is 4-1 ATS in its last five games
  2. The over has hit in three straight games and is 3-2 in Arizona’s last five games
  3. Washingon State is 4-1 ATS in its last five games
  4. Arizona is 12-4 ATS at home this season
  5. The over is 6-9-1 in Arizona’s 16 home games this year
  6. The over is 3-7 in Washington State’s 10 road games this season
  7. Arizona has won seven games straight as a home favorite
  8. Arizona is 15-8 ATS as a favorite this year
  9. Washington State is 5-4-1 ATS on the road this season

 

Washington State vs Arizona Over/Under Pick: Under 150½

Arizona has played to the over more than 50% of the time this season, but when at home, it appears the defensive clamps come out. The over is 6-9-1 in the Wildcats’ home games, while Washington State has struggled mightily to clear the over on the road, with the over 3-7 in those games.

The current over/under of 150½ is high and, in Washington State’s last four road games, cleared that mark twice — both coming in games that went to overtime. Washington State and Arizona are both strong defensive teams, allowing 66.5 and 72.9 points per game, respectively, but the big difference is the Wildcats’ 90.7 points per game offensively. I love the under in this spot as a top college basketball bet and think we see both teams step things up defensively.

 

Washington State vs Arizona ATS Pick: Arizona -13

Arizona has been a force at home this season, winning every game but one by 11 or more points. The lone exception to that was a six-point victory against UCLA. The Wildcats’ dominance on their home floor was on full display in the team’s most recent victory, a 105-60 win over Arizona State.

On the other side of that, while Washington State has been on a roll of late, they’ve beaten just one team with a Pac-12 record of .500 or better on the road this year. Their overall road record is 5-3, but the task of traveling to Arizona will be the team’s toughest of the year. I think the Wildcats roll here and prove their tremendous upside, winning this game by 15-plus points.

I can’t buy into the hype that Washington State pulls off the upset here, even just on the stats and trends alone. They’re +700 on the moneyline, though, so if you even feel remotely warm about it, taking a small shot on them to win could be worth it based on that. As for Arizona, there’s no way it makes sense to pick them as a straight-up winner at -1000, so I’ll pass.

 

Washington State vs Arizona Prediction

Arizona 81, Washington State 66

 

 

Questions Of The Day

 

Which player is most likely to get a double-double between Washington State and Arizona?


I like Arizona big man Oumar Ballo, who’s averaging 13.0 points and 9.8 rebounds. While he’s not the primary scoring option for an Arizona offense led by Caleb Love, the 7-footer has tallied double-digit rebounds in five consecutive games (all of which were double-doubles).

Does one team have a distinct advantage offensively or defensively between Washington State and Arizona?


Arizona’s offensive upside has the potential to make all the difference here. The Wildcats average 90.7 points, and while both teams are solid defensively, Washington State checks in with a mark of 75.5 points per game.

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