Thursday, February 16, 2017
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The Arizona Wildcats head to Beasley Coliseum to take on the Washington State Cougars on Thursday, February 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 13 point favorites.
The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 23-3 and a road record of 6-1. They are 12-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-13. The Cougars have an overall record of 11-14 and a home record of 7-6. They have an over/under record of 10-11 and they are 10-11 against the spread.
Lauri Markkanen comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Rawle Alkins averages 11.5 points per game in 28.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game for Arizona. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
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Josh Hawkinson averages 15.7 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Cougars. He grabs 10.1 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Ike Iroegbu averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Arizona averages 74.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 128th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 43rd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 37th in the country. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game which ranks them 104th and 125th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 60th with 11.9 per game. The Wildcats allow 63.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 44th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.9 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 128th place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 262nd in Division 1.
Washington State averages 70 points per game this year which ranks them 241st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -6.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 104th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 120th in the nation. They average 31.8 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per contest which ranks them 320th and 120th respectively. In the turnover department the Cougars rank 114th with 12.7 per game. The Cougars allow 76.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 267th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 282nd and 217th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 218th and they give up 14.6 assists per contest which puts them in 263rd place in the nation. The Cougars force 10.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 338th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 71.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 64.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 6.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 111.8 and they assist on 54.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Arizona turns the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.8%. The Wildcats give up 65.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cougars score 70.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 65.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -15 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -5 points per game. The Cougars have a rating on offense of 100.3 and 55.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Washington State turns it over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 46.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 18.6%. The Cougars give up 75.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 80.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 12-12 against the spread
The Arizona Wildcats are 12-13 against the over/under
Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 10-11 against the spread
The Washington State Cougars are 10-11 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 State Cougars Injuries
12/13/16 F Derrien King Personal expected to transfer
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona -13
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