Last Updated Feb 10, 2022, 08:34 AM
Arizona Wildcats vs. Washington State Cougars Predictions, Picks, Odds
The Arizona Wildcats (20-2, 10-1 Pac-12) travel to meet the Washington State Cougars (14-7, 7-3) in a Pac-12 conference battle on Thursday night on Friel Court in Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, Wash. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed for FOX Sports 1.
Arizona 75, Washington State 66
Arizona -5.5 (-110) at BetMGM
Under 144.5 (-110) at Caesars/Harrah's
ARIZONA WILDCATS VS. WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS PREDICTIONS
The Wildcats were humbled Jan. 25 at UCLA, falling 75-59 as three-point favorites. The Wildcats have rattled off four consecutive victories since that blowout loss, including a revenge rout of UCLA on Feb. 3 by a 76-66 score at McKale as a 6.5-point favorite.
Arizona picked up a 91-79 win at Arizona State as an 11.5-point favorite, barely covering, as the OVER connected. That OVER snapped a 4-0 UNDER run for the Wildcats. Arizona had six scorers with 10 or more points in the win over Arizona State last time out, including 19 points and 11 rebounds against Azuolas Tubelis, while Oumar Ballo came off the bench with 13 points and 10 boards.
Washington State has picked up five consecutive victories since a 62-57 loss at home against Stanford on Jan. 13, covering three of the past four outings. The Cougars also hit the OVER last time out, snapping a 6-0 UNDER run. Washington State didn't play its best game against Cal, hitting just 40% (22-of-55), but it saved itself with just nine turnovers while hitting 48% (10-of-21) from behind the 3-point line.
ARIZONA WILDCATS VS. WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS BETTING ODDS
- Arizona -240
- Washington State +195
- Arizona -6 (-110)
- Washington +6.5 (-110)
- Over 143.5 (-110)
- Under 144.5 (-110)
ARIZONA WILDCATS VS. WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS BETTING RESOURCES
- Matchup: Pac-12
- Date: Thursday, February 10, 2022
- Venue: Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum
- Location: Pulliam, Washington
- TV-Time: FS1 - 9:00 p.m. ET
ARIZONA WILDCATS BETTING ANALYSIS
Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)
- SU: 20-2
- ATS: 13-8-1
- O/U: 11-11
Arizona has rattled off four straight wins, and victories in nine of the past 10 games overall. However, the Wildcats have cashed just twice in the past five outings, while going 5-7-1 ATS across the past 13 games overall.
The Wildcats have covered in six of the past eight games, however, while going 4-0 ATS in the past four appearances on a Thursday, for whatever that's worth. Arizona is 1-3-1 ATS in the past five games following an ATS win, so it hasn't been stacking covers lately.
For totals, the UNDER is 4-1 in the past five games overall, while going 8-2 in the past 10 games following a straight-up win. However, the OVER is 10-3 in the past 13 games following a cover.
WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS BETTING ANALYSIS
Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)
- SU: 14-7
- ATS: 10-11
- O/U: 7-13-1
Washington State saw its 3-0 ATS cover run snapped at California last time out on Saturday in a 68-64 win as 7.5-point favorites as the OVER cashed. The nice cover run came after a 1-4 ATS skid from Dec. 22-Jan. 15. The OVER also snapped a 6-0 UNDER run, and the UNDER is still 13-3 across the past 16 games overall.
The Cougars are 3-7 ATS in the past 10 games following a straight-up victory. For totals, the UNDER is 10-1 in the past 11 games at home, too, while going 9-4 in the past 13 games against teams with a winning overall record. The UNDER is 8-1 in the past nine following a straight-up win, while going 5-1 in the past six following a cover, too.
In this series, the favorite has cashed in 17 of the past 22 meetings. Arizona has won four straight meetings, going 3-1 ATS during the span while splitting the OVER-UNDER 2-2 during the stretch. Arizona is also 7-3 ATS in the past 10 meetings in this series, with the UNDER 6-3 in the past nine meetings. Washington State has lost nine straight home games to Arizona, going 1-8 ATS. The Cougars haven't won against the Wildcats on its home court since Feb. 6, 2010, a 78-60 win as a 2.5-point favorite.
Washington State has lost nine straight home games vs. Arizona, going 1-8 ATS since Feb. 6, 2010. (AP)
INSIDE THE STATS - ARIZONA WILDCATS
- Record: 20-2
- VI Ranking: 3
- PS/G: 85.1 (3rd)
- PA/G: 65.1 (71st)
- ORtg: 113.7 (14th)
- DRtg: 87.0 (6th)
INSIDE THE STATS - WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS
- Record: 14-7
- VI Ranking: TBA
- PS/G: 73.1 (134th)
- PA/G: 62.2 (24th)
- ORtg: 108.0 (63rd)
- DRtg: 91.9 (36th)
KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH
- ZONA: Bennedict Mathurin - G (16.5 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 2.1 APG, 1.0 SPG)
- ZONA: Azuolas Tubelis - F (14.6 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 2.5 APG, 54.8 FG%)
- WAZZ: Michael Flowers - G (13.7 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 3.1 APG, 86.9 FT%)
- WAZZ: Tyrell Roberts - G (11.1 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 2.0 APG, 94.3 FT%)
ARIZONA WILDCATS VS. WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS BETTING CONCLUSION
The Wildcats head to Pullman looking to maintain their mastery against the Cougars, particularly on the road. Washington State hasn't won on its home court against Arizona in over 12 calendar years. The Cougars had a shot when Arizona was down for the past couple of years, but the Wildcats are back and showing no signs of letting up. In other words, don't expect to see the losing streak for Washington State end on Thursday.
The favorite has covered in 17 of the past 22 meetings in this series, and that's good news for Arizona backers. In addition to that trend, the UNDER has been the dominant trend for both teams. Look for all of those trends to continue, as Arizona wins in a lower-scoring game in Pullman. Same as it ever was.
ARIZONA WILDCATS VS. WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS BETTING TRENDS
- Arizona is 6-2 ATS in the past eight road games.
- Arizona is 1-3-1 ATS in the past five following a cover.
- Washington State is 3-7 ATS in the past 10 following a SU win.
- The UNDER is 4-1 in the past five games overall for Arizona.
- The UNDER is 8-2 in the past 10 games for Arizona following a SU win.
- The OVER is 10-3 in the past 13 games for Arizona following a cover.
- The UNDER is 13-3 in the past 16 games overall for Washington State.
- The UNDER is 10-1 in the past 11 home games for Washington State.
- The UNDER is 9-4 in the past 13 games vs. winning teams for Washington State.
- The favorite is 17-5 ATS in the past 22 meetings.
- Arizona is 8-1 ATS in the past nine trips to Washington State.