Arizona vs. Northwestern State - 11/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northwestern State Demons (0-3) at Arizona Wildcats (3-0)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 8:00 pm (McKale Center)
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -27 -- Over/Under: 168.5 See the Latest Odds
The Northwestern State Demons and Arizona Wildcats meet Sunday night at the McKale Center.
The Northwestern State Demons look for a victory after a rough 0-3 start to the season. The Northwestern State Demons are averaging 70 points on 38.6 percent shooting and allowing 85 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Zeek Woodley is averaging 28.3 points and five rebounds while Jalan West is averaging 25 points and six assists. Devonte Hall is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Ishmael Lane is dishing 1.3 assists. The Northwestern State Demons have four double-digit scorers and 43 assists on 83 made baskets. The problem with Northwestern State is that it’s giving up 41.5 rebounds per game, including 15 offensive boards. Northwestern State has won five of its last seven road games.
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The Arizona Wildcats look to keep the ball rolling after a quick 3-0 start to the season. The Arizona Wildcats are averaging 85.7 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 65.7 points on 39.4 percent shooting. Gabe York is averaging 15.7 points and 1.7 assists while Allonzo Trier is averaging 14.3 points and 2.7 rebounds. Ryan Anderson is the third double-digit scorer and Kadeem Allen is dishing 4.7 assists. The Arizona Wildcats are shooting 38.2 percent from downtown and have made 21 threes in three games. Arizona is also averaging 40.7 rebounds per contest, which is seven more than average. Arizona has not lost a home game since February of 2013.
The Demons are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Wildcats are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Northwestern State has struggled against lesser comp than what its going up against here. Arizona has a huge advantage in the paint and is just heads and shoulders the better team here. While I hate huge chalk, Arizona should be able to cover it.