Washington vs. Arizona Pick
Will No. 7 Arizona roll along to another easy win at home while the Wildcats host Washington today at 3:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Arizona is heavily favored at home, as the Wildcats are getting odds of -17 points against Washington. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 154 points. Arizona has won six straight in this series and covered the spread in the last three meetings.
The Wildcats are looking like the best team in the country right now, as they have won 13 straight to get to 19-2 on the season and 8-0 in the Pac-12. The Wildcats are 11-8-2 against the spread this season, but just 4-5-2 ATS at home. Arizona is averaging 76.2 points per game on offense while allowing just 63 points per game defensively. Allonzo Trier has provided a nice boost for Arizona, averaging 14.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists in his two games of action. Lauri Markkanen is leading the team with 17 points and 7.7 rebounds per contest.
Washington has lost two straight and four of its last five to fall to 9-11 overall and 2-6 in the Pac-12. The Huskies are 0-3-1 against the spread in their last four and sit at just 6-12-1 against the spread for the season. While Washington averages 80.9 points per game on offense, the defense is giving up 79.6 per game. On the road, the Huskies average just 73.2 on offense and allow 81.2 on defense. Markelle Fultz is the clear leader of this team, averaging 23.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game. Noah Dickerson is adding 10.6 points and 8.2 rebounds per contest.
Washington has a great player in Fultz, but he won’t be enough to combat this Arizona team that is playing at a level above most in the country. The Wildcats have all the confidence in the world, for good reason, and I think they continue to roll today. Their defense will keep Fultz from having any help on offense while Arizona’s numerous scoring options should pick apart this defense.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: ARIZONA -17