Arizona Wildcats vs Washington Huskies Prediction, 1/28/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Wildcats vs Washington Huskies
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
Location: Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle, WA
The Arizona Wildcats (17-3) are en route to Alaska Airlines Arena on Saturday where they will meet the Washington Huskies (12-9).
The Arizona Wildcats took the court against UCLA and went home with a win by a final score of 58-52 in their last contest. Arizona finished the game having earned a 38.8% field goal percentage (19 out of 49) and converted 5 out of their 18 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Wildcats converted 15 of 20 shots for a rate of 75.0%. In terms of rebounding, they compiled 35 with 7 of them being offensive. They also doled out 13 assists for this contest as well as forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and getting 6 steals. Concerning the defense, Arizona allowed the other team to shoot 31.3% from the field on 21 of 67 shooting. UCLA earned 13 dimes and had 9 steals in this contest. Additionally, UCLA pulled down 36 rebounds (15 offensive, 21 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. UCLA finished the contest at 54.5% from the free throw line by converting 6 of 11 attempts. They also made 4 of 20 attempts from beyond the arc. When discussing fouls, the Wildcats ended up walking away with 13 and UCLA accounted for 16 fouls.
Oumar Ballo is someone who played a role in this contest. He ended up with 16 points on 4 out of 8 shooting. He was on the court for 31 minutes and grabbed 8 rebounds. He ended up going 50.0% from the field and also dished out 1 assist.
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Arizona comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 17-3 on the year. They have an average of 83.3 points per game (12th in Division 1) while hitting 48.7% from the field. The Wildcats are connecting on 35.4% on shots beyond the perimeter (161 of 455) and 73.0% from the free throw line. As a team, Arizona is pulling down 41.4 rebounds per game and is sitting with 387 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 4th in the country in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 14.4 times per contest and as a squad are committing 17.2 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Wildcats are forcing 12.4 turnovers every game and they draw 20.5 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 186th in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 260 conceded this year. The Wildcats are giving up a shooting percentage of 40.4% (529 of 1,309) and they concede 33.9 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They give up 31.8% from 3-point land while they are 253rd in the country in PPG allowed (72.0).
The last time they took the court, the Washington Huskies took a defeat with a final score of 86-61 against Utah. In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Washington permitted Utah to get 42 overall (15 on the offensive side). They went 46.7% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 7 out of 15 and walked away from this one shooting 9 of 14 at the charity stripe (64.3%). The Huskies allowed Utah to knock down 35 of 68 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 51.5% for the game. Overall, the Huskies went 23 for 66 from the field which gave them a rate of 34.8%. In reference to three-point attempts, Washington made 8 of their 26 tries (30.8%). They were able to knock down 7 of the free throws for a percentage of 87.5%. Utah committed 10 fouls for the game which got the Huskies to the free throw line for a total of 8 tries. They also coughed up the ball 11 times, while getting 6 steals for the game. The Huskies snagged 14 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 23 in the matchup.
Keion Brooks ended up having an impact for the Huskies for this game. He racked up 17 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood and had 1 assist in the matchup. He knocked down 7 out of 19 for this contest for a field goal rate of 36.8%, and accumulated 9 rebounds.
Washington has a record of 12-9 for the year. As an offensive team, the Huskies are hitting on 43.4% from the floor, which has them ranked 245th in the nation. Washington has totaled 1,467 pts so far this year (69.9 per contest) and they collect 34.3 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 11.8 times per game (295th in the nation) and they cough up possession 13.9 times per contest. The Huskies are committing 16.3 fouls every game while shooting 75.2% from the charity stripe.
The Washington defense allows 29.5% on shots from beyond the arc (142 of 482) and their opponents are making 68.8% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 15.2 assists and 37.3 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 337th and 322nd in the country. The Huskies are ranked 191st in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 69.6. They are able to force 13.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 41.7% from the field (94th in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arizona
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