Washington State Cougars visit Arizona Wildcats in college basketball clash

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Feb 23, 3:00 PM | McKale Center

Washington State Cougars vs Arizona Wildcats Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Arizona and Washington State on Saturday, with the host Wildcats trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Cougars will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 12-11-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Wildcats are 11-13 ATS. Washington State is 12-10 against the total, while Arizona is 8-14-1 versus the number.

View Washington State vs Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Cougars were listed as 14.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wildcats sit at No. 23 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cougars sit at No. 200 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Wildcats will win this game 77-67.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arizona's No. 49 nationally ranked offense (73.4 points per game) against a Cougars defense that sits as the No. 87 at 62.7 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 44.9% from the field, more than the Cougars have managed so far this season (42.2% on average).

Defensively, Washington State features the nation's No. 197-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.4 points per game. Arizona, meanwhile, comes in at No. 68 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Washington State was a 69-57 loser on the road against Arizona State. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Washington State got 17 points from Brock Motum but lost anyway, 69-57, to Arizona State on Wednesday at Wells Fargo Arena.

Arizona was a 70-52 winner in its last match at home against Washington. They covered the 12.5-point spread as favorites. Solomon Hill scored 19 points leading the Wildcats to a 70-52 victory over Washington at McKale Center on Wednesday.

Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Arizona State are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

Arizona Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing USC are 5-5
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Cougars at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington State's last 5 games on the road
Washington State is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Washington State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington State
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington State
Arizona is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
Arizona is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Washington State at Washington, Sunday, March 3
Arizona at USC, Wednesday, February 27

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