Arizona vs. Washington State Prediction - Basketball Picks for 1/26/23

Washington State Cougars (9-12) vs Arizona Wildcats (17-3)

Game Info: Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 11:00 pm (Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum)

Betting Odds: Washington State Cougars +3 -- Over/Under: 146 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Arizona Wildcats and Washington State Cougars face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at Beasley Coliseum. When these two teams faced off on January 7th it was Washington State that secured the 74-61 victory. 

Arizona Betting Preview

Arizona comes into this game with a 17-3 record and they have gone 8-11-1 against the spread. In the last game against UCLA, it was actually the defense that was the difference giving up only 52 points on the way to the six point victory. Arizona is averaging 83.3 points while their defense is giving up 72 points per game. The offense is ranked 13th in the league while the defense is ranked 255th. Azuolas Tubelis is averaging 19.9 points while shooting 55.8 percent from the field and 45 percent from behind the three point line. The offense for Arizona has been inconsistent the last month. 

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Washington State Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Washington State who sits with a 9-12 record and they have gone 10-11 against the spread. In the last game against Colorado, Washington State only scored 55 points and that led to the three point loss. TJ Bamba had a strong game finishing with 18 points. Washington State si averaging 68 points while their defense is giving up 65.1 points per game. The defense is ranked 71st, and in this game it’s going to be important the defense is good. TJ Bamba is averaging 15.2 points while shooting 43.2 percent from the field and 35 percent from behind the three point line. Check out our free college basketball picks for Thursday. 

Arizona vs Washington State Trends

Washington State is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games following a straight up loss. The under is 6-0 in Arizona’s last six games following an against the spread win. The under is 4-1 in Arzona’s last five games following a straight up win. 

Shane’s Free Pick

This Washington State defense has been pretty good this season, and Arizona’s offense hasn’t been as dominant as of late. Arizona is going to struggle to score again here against Washington State, and that is going to be the difference here as the Cougars keep this game close. Back Washington State against the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Washington State +3

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