Arizona vs. Washington - 3/11/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Washington Huskies (15-16) at Arizona Wildcats (20-11)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 5:30 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -5.5 -- Over/Under: 137.5
The Washington Huskies and the Arizona Wildcats meet in college basketball action from T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday.
Coming into this PAC-12 Tournament matchup, Washington is 15-16 overall. Over their last four games, Washington is 3-1, falling to Washington State while otherwise beating California, Arizona State and Arizona.
In the win over Arizona on Saturday, Washington’s leading scorer was Jaden McDaniels with 20 points, six rebounds and one assist. Isaiah Stewart managed 16 points and four rebounds there, and Jamal Bey added 12 points, three rebounds and one assist for Washington.
Over on the Arizona side, they’re 20-11 overall this year. During the last five games Arizona is just 1-4, beating Washington State and falling to Oregon, USC, UCLA and Washington otherwise in that stretch.
In the loss to Washington Saturday, Arizona’s Dylan Smith led the way on 19 points with five rebounds and one assist. Zeke Nnaji doubled up for Arizona there with 12 points, 11 rebounds and one assist, and Nico Mannion had 11 points, five assists and two boards.
Arizona is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall. Arizona is 0-7 ATS in their last seven neutral-site games and the under is 4-1 in their last five after an ATS loss.
Meanwhile, Washington is 1-4 ATS in their last five after a straight-up win and 1-4 ATS in their last five after an ATS win. Washington is 3-10 ATS in their last 13 overall and the over is 4-1 in their last five overall.
The Saturday game these teams played was pretty wild; Washington went into halftime with a 38-23 lead but Arizona ended up making a game out of it with 40 points in the second half. It was the first time in four games that Washington had failed to hit at least 74 points, though.
As for Arizona, they’ve been pretty tepid on offense over their last four games, posting 64 points or fewer in three of those outings. I’m not ready to trust Arizona again quite yet, so I’m leaning toward Washington for the cover in this one.