Arizona at Washington State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/31/2018
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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The Arizona Wildcats travel to Friel Court to play the Washington State Cougars on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 11.5 point favorites.
Arizona comes into this game with an overall record of 18-4. They currently have a point differential of 10.3 as they are averaging 81.7 points per game while giving up 71.5 per contest. Washington State has an overall mark of 9-11. They are averaging 74.5 points per contest and giving up 75.3, which is a point differential of -0.8.
Valuable Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 6-14 against the spread this season
The Arizona Wildcats are 12-8 against the over/under this year
Important Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 9-10 against the spread this season
The Washington State Cougars are 8-11 against the over/under this year
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
01/30/18 G Rawle Alkins Foot missed last game, is probable Wednesday vs Washington State
Key Washington State Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Allonzo Trier averages 19.7 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 85%. DeAndre Ayton averages 19.5 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 10.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 62% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Robert Franks averages 17.6 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Malachi Flynn averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Arizona averages 81.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 34th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.3 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 39%, which is good for 30th in the country. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per game, which ranks them 197th and 47th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 255th with 12.3 per game. The Wildcats allow 71.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 158th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 142nd and 242nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.7 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 13.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 140th place in college basketball. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 98th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington State is 161st in the country with 74.5 points per game this year. They are 173rd in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.8. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 48th in college basketball. They are 219th in the nation in rebounding with 35.0 boards per game, and 75th in assists per contest with 15.4. The Cougars are 116th in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Cougars surrender 75.3 points per contest, which ranks them 258th in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 220th and 101st in those defensive statistics. They rank 239th with 14.1 assists allowed per contest and 260th with 36.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cougars are 37th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.5 per game this season.
The Wildcats are 13th in the nation in offensive rating with 116.5, and their defensive rating of 101.9 is ranked 182nd. In terms of pace they are 201st in the country with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 14th. As a team they are 8th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 275th in Division 1. Arizona is 229th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 132nd in the nation.
Washington State is 78th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 234th in the nation. The Cougars are 166th in the country in offensive rating with 104.9, and their defensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 272nd. In terms of pace they are 165th in Division 1 with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 55th. As a team they are 80th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 51% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Arizona/Washington State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington State +11.5
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