Arizona vs. Washington State - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Washington State (15-14) at Arizona (19-10)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 10:30 pm (McKale Memorial Center)
The Line: Arizona -16 -- Over/Under: 138 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Washington State Cougars (15-14, CONF 6-10) and Arizona Wildcats (19-10, CONF 9-7) face off in a Pac 12 showdown at the McKale Center. Arizona beat Washington State 66-49 earlier this season.
Washington State has been at least competitive this season but they have lost four of the last five games. The one win during that stretch for the Huskies was in their last game over the Washington Huskies.
Washington State dropped 78 points against the HUskies on the road and that was enough to come away with a win.
On the road this season Washington State’s defense has been an issue giving up 75.6 points per game.The Cougars are led by CJ Elleby who is averaging 18.7 points while shooting 40.4 percent from the field.
Arizona has had a nice season but they come into this game struggling having lost three games in a row. Each of those three games Arizona was the favorites, and the last two games they really had some struggles.
At home this season Arizona’s defense has been strong averaging 83.1 points per game and they need to try and run up the score in this one.
Forward Zeke Nnaji is the star of the Sun Devils averaging 16.2 points while shooting 57.8 percent from the field. Each of the last four games Nnaji hasn’t gotten over that 16 point mark, and htey need him more in that 20 or 22 point mark.
Washington State is 9-25-1 against the spread in their last 25 games played on the road.The under is 7-3 in Washington State’s last ten games overall. The over is 6-2 in Arizona’s last eight games played on Thursday.
Washington State is 5-16 against the spread in their last 21 games against Arizona. The favorite is 15-6 against the spread in the last 21 meetings between Washington State and Arizona.
Arizona has had some issues but this is a great bounce-back spot for them. Look for the Wildcats to run up the score, and Washington State will have no answer. Back Arizona to win this game and cover the spread.