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Arizona vs Montana State 12/20/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Montana State Bobcats (7-5) vs. Arizona Wildcats (10-1)
December 20, 2022 8:30 pm EDT
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -19.5 / Montana State Bobcats +19.5 ; Over/Under: +157
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The Montana State Bobcats and the Arizona Wildcats meet Tuesday in college basketball action from McKale Center. Montana State is 7-5 overall this year. The Bobcats are coming off a win over Northwest Indian. As for Arizona, they’re sitting at 11-1 so far. The Wildcats beat Tennessee over the weekend. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Montana State went 3-3 over their first six games then fell to Quinnipiac and Middle Tennessee in consecutive outings. The Bobcats have since won four straight over Southern Utah, St. Thomas MN, Omaha and Northwest Indian. 

In the Northwest Indian matchup on Saturday, the Bobcats jumped out to a 65-26 edge by halftime. Montana State kept it rolling with a whopping 79 second-half points in a 144-59 blowout. Great Osobor was tops with 23 points and 11 rebounds. 

Over on the Arizona side, they’ve got just the one loss to Utah so far. Otherwise it’s been wins over Nicholls State, Southern U, Utah Tech, Cincinnati, San Diego State, Creighton, California, Indiana, Texas A&M-CC and Tennessee. 

Matched up against the Vols on Saturday, the Wildcats went into the break tied up at 35 apiece. Arizona scored another 40 points in the second and powered out a 75-70 win. Azoulas Tubelis led the team with 19 points and nine rebounds. 

PICK: I’ll probably stick with Arizona. The line’s a little too thick to mess with, though. The Wildcats are on a nice run lately and they’re coming off a solid effort against a great Tennessee team. Arizona shot 42.6 percent from the field in that one with 38 rebounds and 15 team assists. As for Montana State, they’ve been scoring very well during this 4-0 run. The Bobcats have hit 82 or more points in each outing. That said, finding offensive success against Arizona is going to be much harder and I don’t think Montana State has the gas to keep up. 

Andrew's Free Pick: Arizona Wildcats -19.5

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