Arizona vs. Washington State - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington State Cougars (9-7) at Arizona Wildcats (14-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 9:30 pm (McKale Center)
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -15.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Washington State Cougars and Arizona Wildcats meet Saturday at the McKale Center.
The Washington State Cougars could use a victory after losing five of their last seven games. The Washington State Cougars are averaging 77.2 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 73.4 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Josh Hawkinson is averaging 17.2 points and 11.4 rebounds while Ike Iroegbu is averaging 14 points and 4.2 assists. Que Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Charles Callison is dishing 3.3 assists. The Washington State Cougars are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. Washington State is allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game. The Washington State Cougars have lost seven of their last eight road games.
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The Arizona Wildcats hope to build on their impressive 14-3 start to the season. The Arizona Wildcats are averaging 82.6 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 67.2 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Allonzo Trier is averaging 14.8 points and 1.2 assists while Ryan Anderson is averaging 14.4 points and 10.4 rebounds. Gabe York is the third double-digit scorer and Dusan Ristic is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Arizona Wildcats are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.7 percent from the free throw line. Arizona is allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game. The Arizona Wildcats haven’t lost a home game since February of 2013.
The Cougars are 9-22-4 ATS in their last 35 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Pacific-12. The Wildcats are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Cougars are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Arizona and 0-8 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
Washington State is one of the few Pac-12 teams that's been having trouble. Arizona is better and far deeper than the Cougars. This should be a painless victory for the home team.