Saturday, February 18, 2017
Alaska Airlines Arena
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The Arizona Wildcats head to Alaska Airlines Arena to take on the Washington Huskies on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 11 point favorites.
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The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 24-3 and a road record of 7-1. They are 13-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-14. The Huskies have an overall record of 9-17 and a home record of 7-8. They have an over/under record of 10-15 and they are 7-17 against the spread.
Lauri Markkanen comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Rawle Alkins averages 11.6 points per game in 28.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game for Arizona. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
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Markelle Fultz averages 23 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year for the Huskies. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 5.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 65%. David Crisp averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Arizona averages 74.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 126th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 47th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 23rd in the country. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game which ranks them 89th and 127th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 54th with 11.8 per game. The Wildcats allow 63.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 49th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.8 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 121st place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 261st in Division 1.
Washington averages 78.2 points per game this year which ranks them 56th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 126th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 102nd in the nation. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per contest which ranks them 62nd and 168th respectively. In the turnover department the Huskies rank 176th with 13.2 per game. The Huskies allow 81.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 329th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 266th and 341st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 201st and they give up 14.9 assists per contest which puts them in 292nd place in the nation. The Huskies force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 247th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 72.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 71.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 7.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 10.3 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 112.1 and they assist on 53.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Arizona turns the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34.1%. The Wildcats give up 65.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 61 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Huskies score 82.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 69.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -13.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -0.3 points per game. The Huskies have a rating on offense of 106.2 and 46.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Washington turns it over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.8%. The Huskies give up 82.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 83 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 13-12 against the spread
The Arizona Wildcats are 12-14 against the over/under
Washington Huskies Betting Trends
The Washington Huskies are 7-17 against the spread
The Washington Huskies are 10-15 against the over/under
Arizona Wildcats Injuries
11/17/16 G Dylan Smith Concussion out indefinitely
11/11/16 F Talbott Denny Knee out for season
11/08/16 F Ray Smith Knee out for season
Washington Huskies Injuries
02/10/17 F Malik Dime Suspension out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona +11
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