Arizona vs. Washington - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Photo by Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Washington Huskies (14-16) at Arizona Wildcats (20-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 10:00 pm (McKale Memorial Center)
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -9.5 -- Over/Under: 138
The Washington Huskies and Arizona Wildcats meet Saturday in college basketball action at the McKale Center.
The Washington Huskies need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Washington Huskies are averaging 70.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 66.2 points on 38.2 percent shooting. Isaiah Stewart is averaging 16.9 points and 8.5 rebounds while Jaden McDaniels is averaging 12.5 points and 5.8 rebounds. Nahziah Carter is the third double-digit scorer and Quade Green is dishing 5.3 assists. The Washington Huskies are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Huskies are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Washington Huskies have lost five of their last six road games.
The Arizona Wildcats look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Arizona Wildcats are averaging 76.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 65 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Zeke Nnaji is averaging 16.6 points and 8.8 rebounds while Nico Mannion is averaging 13.6 points and 5.3 assists. Josh Green is the third double-digit scorer and Chase Jeter is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Arizona Wildcats are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The Arizona Wildcats are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game. The Arizona Wildcats have won four of their last six home games.
The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Washington Huskies are 2-7 against the spread on the road where they lose by an average of 3.8 points and shoot 41.5 percent from the field. The Washington Huskies are also 2-9 against the spread as an underdog this season. The Arizona Wildcats are 11-5 against the spread at home where they win by an average of 20.7 points and allow just 38.7 percent shooting from the field and 31 percent shooting from deep. The trends and home / road splits indicate this should be a comfortable home win for the Arizona Wildcats. So, I'll lay the chalk in this spot.