Washington Huskies vs Arizona Wildcats Free NCAAB Pick, 2–7–2019
Washington Huskies vs Arizona Wildcats
Time: Thursday, February 7, 9:00 PM EST
Odds: Arizona +1
The Washington Huskies put an 11-game winning streak on the line when they visit the Arizona Wildcats on Thursday in a Pac-12 showdown in Tuscon. Washington improved to (18–4) on the season with its 69–55 win over UCLA Saturday while the Wildcats fell to rival, Arizona State 95–88 in OT. The Wildcats have now dropped three-straight games but they are 10–2 SU at home this season and 5–4 in Pac 12 play, compared to the Huskies who are 4–2 SU on the road and 9–0 in conference play.
Washington leads the Pac 12 by 3.0 games over Arizona State while the Wildcats sit 4.0 games behind the Huskies. Washington has outscored opponents by an average of 12.9 points during their current win streak while allowing a conference-low 60.9 points per game during conference competition. Sophomore guard Jaylen Nowell (team-high 16.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists per game) has been the trigger to this offense and his abilities to shoot the 3-pointer has impacted this offense in a positive way. Noah Dickerson is the second leading scorer averaging 12.7 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.
Arizona is led by sophomore guard Brandon Randolph who averages a team-best 15.0 PPG and a team the Wildcats average 73.7 PPG while allowing 69 PPG. Arizona has struggled to defend the jump shot which could play into Washington’s strengths. Arizona is shooting 43.1% from the field and 34.6% from 3-point territory. Historically the Wildcats have been a tough out at home but they have already dropped an uncharacteristic two games at home this season.
Washington has been a pleasant surprise in the Pac 12 this season and their current 11-game winning streak has been impressive. The Huskies are separating themselves from their Pac 12 competition and I see nothing that will change this tonight. The Huskies are 9–0 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up win, 8–0 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS win and 18–7–1 ATS in their last 26 vs. Pac 12. Arizona is 1–4 ATS in their last 5 games overall, 1–4 ATS in their last 5 vs Pac 12 and 1–5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
It wouldn’t be a good idea to fade Washington’s momentum so let’s ride the Huskies -1 tonight on the road as they cover the spread as small chalk. Washington is leading the Pac 12 and they will enhance their lead over the Wildcats with a win tonight on the road. Ride the momentum with the Huskies and cash that ticket.