Washington vs Arizona College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/31/20

Washington vs Arizona College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/31/20 Photo by Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Wildcats (7-1) at Washington Huskies (1-6)

College Basketball: Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Alaska Airlines Arena)

The Line: Washington Huskies +7.5 -- Over/Under: 137 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Arizona Wildcats and Washington Huskies meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Alaska Airlines Arena.

The Arizona Wildcats look for another win to build on their 7-1 record. The Arizona Wildcats are averaging 78.4 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 64 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Jemarl Baker Jr. is averaging 15.3 points and 1.9 assists while James Akinjo is averaging 14.5 points and 1.5 rebounds. Jordan Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Bennedict Mathurin is grabbing four rebounds. The Arizona Wildcats are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The Arizona Wildcats are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.4 rebounds per game.

The Washington Huskies need a win to snap a three-game losing streak. The Washington Huskies are averaging 61 points on 39.8 percent shooting and allowing 70.3 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Quade Green is averaging 14.4 points and 2.7 rebounds while Nate Pryor is averaging 8.2 points and 1.8 rebounds. Nate Roberts is dishing 0.4 assists and RaeQuan Battle is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Washington Huskies are shooting 25.4 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Huskies are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30 rebounds per game.

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The Huskies are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games and 7-20 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Wildcats are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games. The over is 5-1 in Wildcats last 6 overall. The under is 4-1 in Huskies last 5 home games. The underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Arizona Wildcats are a young team that's quietly getting better as the season plays out and that defensive effort makes them a legit contender to win the Pac-12. The Washington Huskies still can't figure out their offensive issues, and the losses and failed covers are piling up. Betting Pac-12 basketball can be tricky and laying big numbers, especially on the road isn't a journey you want to travel often. Still, Washington looks bad. It's Arizona and the chalk or pass for me. 

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Randy’s Pick Arizona Wildcats -7.5

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