The 2021-22 college basketball season continues Thursday, February 10, with the Pac-12 Conference battle from Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle, Washington, so we bring you the best Arizona vs. Washington betting pick along with the latest odds update on MyBookie Sportsbook.
The Sun Devils and Huskies lock horns for the first time this season. Arizona State has won four of its last five encounters with Washington, including both of their last season’s duels. The bookies are expecting a tight game this time around, listing the Huskies as small 1.5-point favorites with a total of 135.0 points.
Arizona State lost five of its previous six contests
The Arizona State Sun Devils (7-14; 10-9-2 ATS) are coming off a 91-79 defeat to the No. 4 Arizona Wildcats this past Monday. After a stunning 87-84 triple-overtime victory over the No. 3 UCLA Bruins, the Sun Devils returned to the losing path, recording their second push of the season as 12-point home underdogs.
Arizona State fell to 3-8 in the conference play. The Sun Devils are No. 137 in the NCAA NET Rankings and No. 134 in the KenPom rankings. They score 99.4 points per 100 possessions (246th in the nation) and surrender 96.5 in a return (62nd).
The Sun Devils make only 38.9% of their field goals (352nd) and 28.9% of their 3-pointers (344th). Sophomore guard D.J. Horne leads the way for Arizona State, tallying 13.1 points and 3.1 rebounds per game, while senior forward Kimani Lawrence adds 10.7 points and 7.1 rebounds a night.
Washington has just snapped its winning streak
The Washington Huskies fell to 12-9 straight up and 11-10 ATS on the season following an 87-69 defeat at the Stanford Cardinal this past Sunday. They put an end to a three-game SU and ATS winning streak, playing as 5.5-point road underdogs.
The Huskies fell to 7-4 in the conference play. They are No. 131 in the latest NCAA NET Rankings and No. 137 in the KenPom rankings. The Huskies score 100.4 points per 100 possessions (219th in the country) and allow 97.9 in a return (79th).
Washington shoots just 40.4% from the field (328th) and 31.3% from beyond the arc (304th). Senior guard Terrell Brown averages 22.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per contest, while senior forward Emmitt Matthews tallies 11.1 points and 5.0 rebounds per game.
- 6-2 ATS in the last eight games overall
- 5-1 ATS in the last six games at home
Arizona State vs. Washington Pick
The Huskies have improved lately despite that heavy defeat at Stanford. They’ve struggled mightily in the first half of the season, but Mike Hopkins’ boys have managed to turn the corner, going 6-2 straight up and ATS over their previous eight outings.
On the other side, the Sun Devils have tried their best in the last couple of weeks, but they’ve met USC and Arizona twice in that span. Arizona State is 1-5 SU and 4-1-1 ATS in its previous six outings, so the Sun Devils certainly stand a chance of covering the spread in this duel. We should see a tight battle between a couple of defensive-minded teams, and I lean the Huskies because of their home-court advantage.
Pick: Take Washington Huskies -1.5 at -110
While the Huskies prefer to play at a fast pace, registering 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes (57th in the nation), the Sun Devils average 67.7 (172nd). Arizona State will look to slow down things, so give me the under on the totals.
Both teams have been pretty much awful on the offensive end so far this term. Arizona State has failed to hit a 60-point mark in three of its last five games. On the other side, Washington has scored 67 or fewer points in five of its previous six showings on the home court.
Pick: Go under 135.0 points at -110