|1/26/2008 Washington at Arizona Free Pick Dave Price|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Saturday, 26 January 2008 03:36|
Washington travels to Arizona to take on the Wildcats Saturday and Dave Price advices to put 1 unit on the Huskies to cover the spread. Oddmakers from online sportsbook Bodog opened the betting line at Arizona -9.
Price writes: After a big win over Washington State, the Wildcats find themselves in a letdown spot here. We'll take the points as we see this one going right down to the final possession. The Huskies are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall, and 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Wildcats are just 6-14 ATS in their last 20 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a big favorite of 7.0-12.5. The Huskies are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Arizona and 10-4-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings overall. Take Washington.
Washington’s top three scores are Jon Brockman (17.1 points per game, 1.5 assists, 12.7 rebounds), Tim Morris (11.0 points per game, 3.0 assists, 4.1 rebounds) and Quincy Pondexter (9.8 points per game, 2.1 assists, 4.4 rebounds). Arizona’s top three scorers are Jerryd Bayless (19.5 points per game, 4.2 assists, 4.3 rebounds), Chase Budinger (17.9 points per game, 2.3 assists, 8.3 rebounds) and Jordan Hill (14.5 points per game, 0.7 assists, 10.5 rebounds).
Some other stats to consider:
- Washington is averaging 74.1 points per game and allowing 68.7, while Arizona is averaging 73.4 points per game and allowing 66.3.
- This season, Washington is 8-10 overall ATS, while Arizona is 10-7 ATS.
- Arizona is a decidedly better free throw shooting team, averaging 74.4% from the line, while Washington is only averaging 59.9%.
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