Washington State vs Arizona Predictions, College Basketball Picks Tonight 3/5/2020
Game: Washington State Cougars vs Arizona Wildcats
Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020
Location: McKale Center in Tucson, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona -16
The Washington State Cougars travel to McKale Center to play the Arizona Wildcats on Thursday, March 5, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona as 16 point favorites.
Washington State heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-14. They currently have a point differential of 0.8 as they are averaging 69.6 points per contest while giving up 68.8 per game. Arizona has an overall record of 19-10. They are averaging 76.6 points per game and surrendering 65.1, good for a point differential of 11.5.
Valuable Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 12-16-1 against the spread
The Washington State Cougars are 14-15-0 against the over/under
Important Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 15-14-0 against the spread
The Arizona Wildcats are 13-16-0 against the over/under
Key Washington State Cougars Injuries
01/15/20 G Jaylen Shead Hip is out indefinitely
01/04/20 F Deion James Heart is out for season
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
11/22/19 G Devonaire Doutrive Dismissed is out indefinitely
11/05/19 G Brandon Williams Knee is out for season
03/04/20 G Josh Green Back is questionable Thursday vs Washington State
CJ Elleby comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Isaac Bonton averages 15.0 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.0 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Zeke Nnaji averages 16.2 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Nico Mannion averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington State averages 69.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 223rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team, which has them ranked 336th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 290th in the nation. They average 36.0 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per game, which ranks them 143rd and 277th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 290th with 11.9 per game. The Cougars allow 68.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 159th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 291st and 107th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 279th and they give up 11.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 76th place in Division 1. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 301st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Arizona is 42nd in the country with 76.6 points per game this year. They are 114th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 11.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 107th in the nation. They are 76th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.5 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 15.2. The Wildcats are 307th in turnovers per game with 11.5. The Wildcats surrender 65.1 points per contest, which ranks them 59th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 118th in those defensive statistics. They rank 102nd with 11.7 assists allowed per contest and 117th with 33.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 264th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game.
The Cougars have an offensive rating of 97.8, which is ranked 263rd. They are 112th in college basketball in pace with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 328th. As a unit they are 322nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 121st in D-1. Washington State is 309th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions.
Arizona is 321st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 108.8, which is ranked 39th. They are 140th in D-1 in pace with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 130th. As a unit they are 104th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 244th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Washington State/Arizona college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona -16
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