Planning on watching today’s Huskies and Wildcats game? Catch the action at McKale Center in Tucson, AZ, as the Wildcats hosts this showdown at 2:00 ET on CBS. The over/under for this Pac-12 conference contest is set at 166.5 points, with Arizona being favored by -15 at home against Washington.

WASHINGTON HUSKIES VS ARIZONA WILDCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Washington Huskies +15

This game will be played at McKale Center at 2:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE WASHINGTON HUSKIES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Wildcats.
  • Even though we have Arizona winning straight-up, we like Washington at +15.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 166.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Are the Huskies Ready for a Win at Tucson?

Washington enters this game as a 15-point underdog, and they have gone just 3-8 in games where they are the underdog this season. The Huskies are coming off an 82-80 loss to California, and they have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games on the road.

On the season, Washington has gone 15-12, including a 6-9 record in Pac-12 play. They are averaging -2.7 points per game on the road compared to +8.2 points per game at home.

As the underdog this season, Washington has an ATS record of 7-4. On the road, their ATS mark is 6-3 this year and over their last 10 road games, they have gone 6-4 vs. the spread. In their last 3 road games, the Huskies are 2-1 ATS and they are 1-2 ATS in their last 3 games as the underdog.

Washington’s over/under record for the season is 14-12, and the average scoring total in their games is 157.3 points. Today’s over/under line of 166.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games this year (151.9). So far, 18 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average of 159 points scored.

In their latest game, Washington’s offense looked good, scoring 80 points against California. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 44.3% and made 9/16 free throws. Keion Brooks Jr. is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 21.2 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Sahvir Wheeler brings a PPG average of 15 into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Washington defense is giving up an average of 76.7 points per contest. Against California in their most recent game, the Washington defense gave up a total of 82 points while allowing California to hit 44% of their shots.

Can the Wildcats Grab a Win at Home?

Arizona enters tonight’s game against Washington as 15-point favorites. The Wildcats are 18-6 when favored this season, and they have been favored in 24 of their 26 games.

After a 77-74 loss to Washington State, Arizona is now 20-6 overall. The Wildcats have been dominant at home this season, going 14-1 with an average scoring margin of +27.3 points per game.

Arizona has an overall ATS record of 17-9 this season. At home, the Wildcats are 11-4 vs. the spread and have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games as the favorite.

Arizona’s over/under record for the season is 13-12-1, and the average scoring total in their games is 163.1 points. Today’s over/under line of 166.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games this year (158). So far, 17 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

Against Washington State, the Arizona had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 90 points per game. They scored 74 points and posted a field goal percentage of 44.8% in the game. The team’s top scorer is Caleb Love, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 19.1, while Oumar Ballo also maintains a PPG average of 13.2 leading up to the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Arizona defense is giving up an average of 73.1 points per contest. The Arizona defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 77 points and allowed Washington State to connect on 5 threes.