Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Cougars and Wildcats. The game is starting at 11:00 ET on FS1, and it’s hosted by the Wildcats at McKale Center in Tucson, AZ. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this Pac-12 conference contest is set at 150.5 points, with Arizona being favored by -11.5 at home against Washington State.

WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS VS ARIZONA WILDCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Washington State Cougars +11.5

This game will be played at McKale Center at 11:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.

WHY BET THE WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS:

  • 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 State at +11.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 150.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can Washington State Pull Off A Win at McKale Center?

Washington State has played 26 games so far this season, and their overall record is 20-6. When playing away, the Cougars have a 6-3 record, and they are 14-3 at home. As of today, Washington State holds a 14-11-1 ATS record. In their previous five games, they are 4-1 vs. the spread.

Through 26 games, Washington State has an over/under record of 12-14-0 with their games averaging a combined 142 points per game so far. In the Cougars’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 139 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-3.

The Washington State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 72 points vs. Stanford. Overall their field goal percentage was 47.2% while connecting on 9 threes. In terms of three-point shooting, the Cougars offense has been good from outside, hitting 35% of their three-pointers on an average of 18.5 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 47%.

Coming into today’s game, the Washington State defense is giving up an average of 66.5 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Washington State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.9% this season.

Will the Wildcats Defense Show Up at Home?

After playing 25 games, Arizona currently has a record of 20-5. The Wildcats have gone 6-5 on the road and are undefeated at home with a record of 14-0. As of now, Arizona holds a 17-8 ATS record as they prepare to face Washington State. In their last ten games, Arizona has gone 4-1 vs. the spread.

Arizona comes in with an over/under record of 13-11-1 through 25 games, with their games averaging a combined 163.6 points per game so far. The Wildcats’ have recorded an over/under record of 3-0 in their last three games, with their games averaging 182 points per game.

Arizona recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 105 points against Arizona State. This output exceeded their season average of 90.7 points per game. Caleb Love is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 18.8. Meanwhile, Oumar Ballo also brings a PPG average of 13 into the game.

The Wildcats’ defense is presently ranked 197th nationally, allowing an average of 72.9 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.4 threes per game vs. Washington State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 34.8%.