Washington Huskies vs. Arizona Wildcats - 2/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Wildcats (18-5) at Washington Huskies (15-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 4:30 pm (Alaska Airlines Arena)
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The Arizona Wildcats will travel to play the Washington Huskies in a PAC-12 game on Saturday.
The Washington Huskies are 15-7 (7-3) and are coming off of a win against Arizona State by a score of 95-83. Washington has won 2 of their last 3 games and is currently 2nd in the PAC-12 standings. Washington is averaging 85.2 points per game while giving up 80.2 points per game. Washington is also averaging 42.5 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game. Andrew Andrews is averaging 20.6 points per game and 6 rebounds per game for Washington. Dejounte Murray is averaging 15.5 points per game and 4.8 assists per game for the Huskies. Washington is shooting 71.9% on free throws, 33% on three-pointers, and 42.1% on all field goal attempts.
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The Arizona Wildcats are 18-5 (6-4) and are coming off of a win against Washington State by a score of 79-64. Arizona has won 2 games in a row and is currently 4th in the PAC-12 standings. Arizona is averaging 81.4 points per game while giving up 67.4 points per game. Arizona is also averaging 40.2 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game. Ryan Anderson is averaging 15.9 points per game and 10.2 rebounds per game. Gabe York is averaging 14.5 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per game for the Wildcats. Arizona is shooting 72.5% on free throws, 38.3% on three-pointers, and 49.6% on all field goal attempts.
Arizona defeated Washington by a score of 99-67 on January 14th. Arizona led by 3 points at halftime and blew out Washington in the second half for the win. Noah Dickerson led Washington with 17 points, while Ryan Anderson led Arizona with 21 points and 9 rebounds. Arizona out rebounded Washington by a total of 43-26 and added 24 assists in the win.
Arizona is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games. Arizona is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following a win. The over is 9-3 in Arizona’s last 12 games. Washington is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. Washington is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games. The over is 8-1 in Washington’s last 9 home games.
This will be an interesting game between two teams fighting for positioning in the PAC-12. Washington struggles on defense, while Arizona is a good defensive team. Both teams rebound the ball well, but Arizona is the much better shooting team. Arizona blew out Washington in their first matchup, and I expect another win for Arizona here.