Arizona Wildcats vs Washington State Cougars Prediction, 2/10/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Wildcats vs Washington State Cougars
Date: Thursday, February 10, 2022
Location: Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, WA
Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum is where the Washington State Cougars (14-7) will try to beat the Arizona Wildcats (20-2) on Thursday.
The Arizona Wildcats stepped onto the hardwood against Arizona State and notched a win by a score of 91-79 in their last contest. In the matter of fouls, the Wildcats ended up finishing with 16 while Arizona State had 21 fouls. They knocked down 13 out of their 30 shots from distance. Arizona State finished the contest at 66.7% from the free throw line by knocking down 6 of 9 attempts. Moreover, Arizona State pulled down 24 boards (9 offensive, 15 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Arizona State distributed 20 assists and had 12 steals in this contest. Regarding defending, Arizona allowed the other team to shoot 42.3% from the field on 30 out of 71 shooting. They also distributed 20 dimes for the game while forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and earning 9 steals. When discussing pulling down rebounds, they earned 46 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Wildcats converted 16 of 23 tries for a percentage of 69.6%. Arizona finished the game having earned a 56.7% FG percentage (34 out of 60) and buried 7 out of their 19 shots from beyond the arc.
Pelle Larsson is one guy who was a contributor for this contest. He ended up with 14 points on 5 of 5 shooting. He was on the court for 20 minutes and also collected 2 rebounds. He finished the game at 100.0% from the field and dished out 2 assists.
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Arizona enters this game with a win-loss record of 20-2 so far this year. They average 85.1 pts per game (3rd in Division 1) while shooting 48.4% from the floor. The Wildcats are connecting on 33.5% on shots from 3-point land (171 of 510) and 72.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, Arizona is grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game and has totaled 442 dimes this year, which is 4th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 13.7 times per game and as a team they are committing 16.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Wildcats are forcing 13.9 turnovers per game and they draw 18.9 personal fouls. They are ranked 106th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 261 relinquished on the season. The Wildcats defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 37.0% (532 of 1,436) and they surrender 34.1 boards per game as a team. They are giving up 32.1% from beyond the arc and they are 71st in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (65.1).
The last time they took the court, the Washington State Cougars got the victory with a final of 68-64 when they played California. In reference to how they attacked the glass, Washington State permitted California to grab 30 in total (4 on the offensive glass). They shot 33.3% from downtown by shooting 7 of 21 and finished the game at 5 out of 5 from the free throw line (100.0%). The Cougars allowed California to convert 26 out of 61 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.6% in this game. Overall, the Cougars ended up shooting 22 for 55 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 40.0%. With regard to shots from 3-point land, Washington State buried 10 out of 21 tries (47.6%). They were able to knock down 14 of them for a percentage of 82.4%. California had 15 fouls in the game which got the Cougars to the charity stripe for 17 shots. They turned the ball over 9 times, while getting 7 steals in the game. The Cougars pulled down 21 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 26 in the game.
Efe Abogidi was important for the Cougars for the contest. He knocked down 5 out of 9 in this contest for a rate of 55.6%, and accumulated 11 rebounds. He accumulated 17 points in his 33 mins of playing time, but didn't get an assist.
Washington State has a win-loss record of 14-7 on the season. As an offensive team, the Cougars are shooting 42.6% from the field, which ranks them 260th in Division 1. Washington State has accounted for 1,536 points for the year (73.1 per game) and they grab 37.7 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 10.8 times per contest (327th in the country) and they cough up possession 12.0 times per contest. The Cougars have committed 18.2 fouls every game while shooting 73.9% from the free throw line.
The Washington State defense allows 30.1% on three-point shots (132 of 438) and opponents are converting on 73.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 10.2 assists and 33.3 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 33rd and 105th in college hoops. The Cougars on defense are ranked 24th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 62.2. They are able to force 14.4 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.4% from the field (25th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Arizona
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