Sunday, January 29, 2017
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The Washington Huskies travel to McKale Center to play the Arizona Wildcats on Sunday, January 29, 2017. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 17.5 point favorites.
The Huskies come into this game with an overall record of 9-11 and a road record of 1-5. They are 6-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-9. The Wildcats have an overall record of 19-2 and a home record of 11-0. They have an over/under record of 10-10 and they are 11-8 against the spread.
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Markelle Fultz comes into this contest averaging 23.7 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Huskies. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 68%. David Crisp averages 13.8 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Lauri Markkanen averages 17 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Rawle Alkins averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Washington averages 80.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 32nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 83rd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 24th in the country. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game which ranks them 48th and 136th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 100th with 12.6 per game. The Huskies allow 79.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 313th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 207th and 333rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 169th and they give up 14.4 assists per contest which puts them in 246th place in the country. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 252nd in Division 1.
Arizona averages 76.2 points per game this year which ranks them 93rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 31st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 18th in the nation. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per contest which ranks them 89th and 112th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 54th with 11.9 per game. The Wildcats allow 63 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 32nd and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.1 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 94th place in the nation. The Wildcats force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 260th in college basketball.
The Huskies average 75.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 77.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -10.3 per contest. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 109.5 and they assist on 46.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.4%. The Huskies give up 78.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 87.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 78.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 82.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 11.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.7 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 112.8 and 53.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Arizona turns it over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.6%. The Wildcats give up 61.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 71 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Washington Huskies Betting Trends
The Washington Huskies are 6-12 against the spread
The Washington Huskies are 10-9 against the over/under
Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 11-8 against the spread
The Arizona Wildcats are 10-10 against the over/under
Washington Huskies Injuries
01/11/17 F Malik Dime Finger expected to miss 4-5 weeks
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
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona -17.5
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