The Cougars and Wildcats are set to face off at 11:00 ET on FS1. The Wildcats will host the game at McKale Center in Tucson, AZ. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 150.5 points, and Arizona is favored by -11.5 to win 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.

Does Washington State Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?

Washington State, who has a record of 20-6, has played all of their games on the road this season. Washington State has a current ATS record of 14-11-1 heading into today’s game. Their ATS performance this season consists of a 5-3-1 record on the road and a 9-8 record at home.

Up to this point, games involving Washington State have had an average of 142 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 141.6 points. Their over/under record is 12-14-0. The Cougars have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 132 points per game.

The Washington State offense is coming off a game where they scored 72 points against Stanford. They posted a field goal percentage of 47.2% and connected on 9 threes. Offensively, the Cougars have a season long field goal percentage of 47%, which is 64th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 152nd in percentage and 273rd in three-pointers made.

Washington State’s defense has been playing well, ranking 45th nationally, with 66.5 points allowed per game. In their previous game vs. Stanford, the Cardinal finished with a field goal percentage of 43% and a total of 59 points vs. Washington State.

Does Arizona Have What it Takes at Home?

After defeating Arizona State by a score of 105-60 in their latest game, Arizona now has a 20-5 overall record. So far this season, all of the Wildcats’ games have been played on the road. Arizona enters the game with a solid ATS record of 17-8, which is above .500. Within that record, they are 6-5 vs. the spread on the road and 11-3 vs. the spread at home.

After 25 games, Arizona has an over/under record of 13-11-1, with their games averaging a combined 163.6 points per game so far. The Wildcats have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 170 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

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. Offensively, the Wildcats have a season long field goal percentage of 49%, which is 34th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 55th in percentage and 141st in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the Arizona defense is giving up an average of 72.9 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Washington State, the Arizona defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Arizona made 25 free-throws vs. the Wildcats.