Washington vs. Arizona - 2/13/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Wildcats (20-3) at Washington Huskies (14-9)
College Basketball: Friday, February 13, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Alaska Airlines Arena)
The Line: Washington Huskies +8.5 -- Over/Under: 148 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Huskies and the Arizona Wildcats face off on Friday in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The Washington Huskies are 14-9 this season and they have lost their last five games. UW is averaging 69.4 points and they are shooting 45.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 65 points and their opponents are shooting 39.3 percent. Nigel Williams-Goss leads the Huskies averaging 15.3 points and 6.0 assists per game. Andrew Andrews is averaging 12.9 points, Robert Upshaw is averaging 10.9 points and 8.2 rebounds, and Shawn Kemp Jr. is averaging 10.1 points. Washington is 7-4 at home and 3-8 in the Pac-12.
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The Arizona Wildcats are 20-3 this season and ranked third in the nation but they are coming off of a loss to Arizona State in their last game. Arizona is averaging 75 points and they are shooting 49.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 59.2 points and their opponents are shooting 40.2 percent. Stanley Johnson leads the Wildcats averaging 14.6 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Brandon Ashley is averaging 11.4 points and 5.3 rebounds, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 11 points and 6.4 rebounds, and T.J. McConnell is averaging 9.7 points and 5.7 assists. Arizona is 4-3 on the road 8-2 in the Pac-12.
Washington is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven home games, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and 2-7 against the spread following a loss. Arizona is 5-1 against the spread against the Pac-12, 5-0 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 2-6 against the spread in their last eight road games against a team with a winning percentage greater than .600. The underdog is 9-3 against the spread in the last 12 meetings of these two.
The total is set at 148 but I see this staying well below so my free pick is the under. My stronger play is on who will cover the spead and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the app.