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Arizona vs. Washington - 2/7/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Washington at Arizona
Date & Time Thursday February 7, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
McKale Memorial Center
Tucson, AZ
The Line
Washington Huskies -1 -- Over/Under: 134.5
TV Channel
ESPN2
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NCAA BB | Washington at Arizona
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The Washington Huskies and the Arizona Wildcats meet in Pac-12 conference college basketball action from the McKale Memorial Center on Thursday night.

The Washington Huskies will look to remain unbeaten in conference play and improve on their current 11-game winning streak after a 69-55 win over UCLA in their last outing. David Crisp and Jaylen Nowell shared the team-high with 15 points with Crisp shooting 5 of 13 with 4 threes and a pair of steals while Nowell grabbed a team-high 8 rebounds, along with a team-high 4 assists and a pair of steals of his own. Matisse Thybulle added 14 points with 3 triples and a whopping 7 steals to finish off the trio of double-digit scorers for Washington in the win. Sam Timmins added 9 points with 6 rebounds and 3 blocks while Noah Dickerson had 6 rebounds of his own in the victory. Nowell leads Washington with an average of 16.6 points and 3.4 assists per game while Dickerson leads the Huskies in rebounding with 6.8 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Washington is averaging 72.3 points per game on 46.5% shooting from the field, 35.1% from behind the 3-point line and 71.3% from the foul line this season.

The Arizona Wildcats are in dire need of a win after losing 3 straight and 4 of their last 5 games following a 95-88 overtime loss to Arizona State in their last outing. Ryan Luther and Justin Coleman shared the team-high with 19 points each, with Luther shooting 6 of 10 from the floor with 5 threes and a team-high 9 rebounds while Coleman had 3 triples and dished out a team-high 9 assists. Brandon Randolph added 17 points and Dylan Smith chipped in 11 points with 3 triples to finish off the quartet of double-digit scorers for Arizona in the loss. Chase Jeter added 7 points and 8 rebounds of his own as well in the losing effort. Randolph leads Arizona in scoring with 15 points per game while Jeter leads the Wildcats in rebounding with 7.2 rebounds per game and Brandon Williams leads Arizona in assists with 3.6 helpers per game this season. As a team, Arizona is averaging 73.7 points per game on 43.1% shooting from the field, 34.6% from behind the 3-point line and 74.4% from the foul line this season.

Washington is 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win. Arizona is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 14-6-1 in their last 21 home games. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams at Arizona.

With this game being so close to a pick ‘em, it’s easy to just look at the home and road records and side with Arizona simply because the Wildcats are 10-2 at home this year. However, I’m not as high on the Wildcats as others may be and quite frankly, while all good things have to come to an end eventually, we are getting a pick ‘em, with the hottest team in the conference that’s won 11 in a row, up against a scuffling Arizona team that’s lost 3 in a row and 4 of 5 coming into this one. Based on recent form alone I have to lay the point with Washington in this scenario.

Pick:
Washington -1

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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