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Washington Worth A Look As A Big Dog

The Washington Huskies will aim to remain undefeated in conference play on Thursday when they visit the No.18 ranked Arizona Wildcats. Washington comes into the game as a huge underdog, a spot that has proven valuable to bettors, as the Huskies are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games as an underdog of 12.5-points or more.

Shark Bites
  • The visiting team is 4-12 SU in the last 16 games between Arizona and Washington.
  • Arizona is 9-0 SU and 7-2 ATS in their last nine games coming off four days rest.
  • Washington is 8-2 SU in their past 10 games.

Washington has opened their Pac-12 slate with three consecutive wins, but those wins have come by a combined nine points. Senior Andrew Andrews continues to be one of the best players that nobody is talking about as the guard is averaging 21.6 points per game this season, including a 29.3 point average in conference play.

A loss in this game will mean that Arizona is on their first three-game losing streak in six years. Though the Wildcats lost their last two games by a combined five points, they have allowed 95 points per game in those contests. Arizona has also lost their best offensive player as freshman Allonzo Trier will be out 4-to-6 weeks with a hand injury. 

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Arizona sat as -12.5-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Washington Huskies vs Arizona Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Arizona Wildcats currently sport a 13-3 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-8 ATS. The Washington Huskies are 11-4 and 8-6 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Arizona Wildcats produce a 11-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Washington Huskies have gone 8-6 against the totals betting line.

The Arizona Wildcats sit at No. 6 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Washington Huskies sit at No. 44 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Arizona's No. 26-ranked scoring average of 81.56 PPG, against a Washington Huskies defense rated No. 217 and allowing 76.8 PPG. The Arizona Wildcats FG% has averaged 48.3% to date this season, more than the Washington Huskies shooters have managed so far (41.29% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington got 29 points and 29 rebounds from Andrew Andrews en route to a 99-95 victory over Washington State on Saturday at Friel Court.

Arizona got 25 points from Allonzo Trier but lost anyway, 103-101, to USC on Saturday at Galen Center.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
  • Washington is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Arizona
  • Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Arizona
  • Arizona is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Arizona is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games
  • Arizona is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Arizona State, Saturday, January 16th
Arizona at Washington State, Saturday, January 16th