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NCAA hoops odds preview - Washington State vs. Arizona

Washington State CougarsArizona Wildcats
Jan 26, 10:30 PM | McKale Center

Washington State Cougars vs Arizona Wildcats Odds


The Wildcats will be trying to slam the Washington State Cougars on Thursday when the teams tip off at McKale Center in college betting action.

The Wildcats are 13-7 so far on the season, and 10-9 ATS vs. the number. The Cougars, meanwhile, are 11-8 and 8-8-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Arizona go 8-11 and the Cougars go 8-9 on the totals.

View Washington State vs Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Arizona opened as 9-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wildcats sit at No. 28 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cougars sit at No. 132 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Wildcats will win this game 75-73.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cougars rank No. 255 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.2 per game. That compares with Arizona’s No. 102 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Arizona is college basketball's No. 67-ranked team at 7.4 per game, while the Cougars rate No. 125 with 6.7 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Washington State owns the country's No. 185-rated mark, allowing 71.1 points per game on the highway. Arizona, on the other hand, rates No. 211 in scoring at home.

Washington State was a 77-75 winner in their most recent outing at home against California. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Faisal Aden scored 24 points leading the Cougars to a 77-75 victory over California at Friel Court on Saturday.

Last time out for Arizona, they were a 64-63 loser as they battled Colorado on the road. They covered in the match as a 2-point underdog. Arizona got 20 points and 10 rebounds from Jesse Perry in a losing cause in their 64-63 loss to Colorado on Saturday.

Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Arizona State are 6-4
After playing California are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Arizona Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Colorado are 0-1
After a loss are 8-2

A few Cougars at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington State's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Arizona
Washington State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Washington State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington State
Arizona is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Arizona is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Washington State
Arizona is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games when playing Washington State

Next up:
Washington State at Arizona State, Saturday, January 28
Arizona home to Washington, Saturday, January 28