College Basketball Odds, Pick for Washington vs Arizona

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Washington vs Arizona Odds

Saturday, Feb. 24
2 p.m. ET
CBS
Washington Odds
SpreadTotalMoneyline
+16.5
-110
167.5
-115o / -105u
+900
Arizona Odds
SpreadTotalMoneyline
-16.5
-110
167.5
-115o / -105u
-2000
Odds via BetMGM. Get up-to-the-minute NCAAB odds here.

After being defeated 77-74 on Thursday, the Arizona Wildcats were swept in the season series against the Washington State Cougars. The Cats suffered their first home loss of the season and no longer have first place in the Pac-12 standings.

Meanwhile, the Washington Huskies are coming off a big overtime win at Arizona State. They'll try their best to crash the party in Tucson on Saturday.


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Washington Huskies

The Washington Huskies were in dire need of a win against the Sun Devils on Thursday. Despite a disappointing season so far, the Huskies still have a chance at making it to the NCAA tournament, but they need to gain momentum leading up to the Pac-12 Tournament by winning several games.

Their upcoming game against the Cats presents a golden opportunity for a Quad 1 victory on the road, but it won't be easy. The Huskies have a top-100 ranking in both offensive and defensive efficiency, with their offense being their strength.

They don't attempt too many 3s per game, but they must make some against the Cats' vulnerable perimeter defense. Keion Brooks Jr. is Washington's best offensive player, but Moses Wood could be the team's X-factor on that end of the floor.

Defensively, the Huskies have some concerns, as they don't force turnovers and their perimeter defense has been weak. This could be problematic against the Wildcats, who have an excellent 3-point shooting team.

Unfortunately, the Huskies are in a tough spot, as they're coming off an emotional overtime win, and the Wildcats are looking to reclaim first place in the Pac-12 standings after suffering their first home loss of the season.

It's going to be a challenging game for the Huskies in a tough environment.


Arizona Wildcats

The Wildcats suffered a tough loss, which puts them in second place in the Pac-12. Washington State surprised many with its impressive performance in Tucson.

This upcoming matchup for the Wildcats offers an opportunity for a bounce-back performance. They need to focus on their 3-point shooting, which was lackluster in their previous game. Although they don't shoot many 3s, they face a Huskies defense that allows a lot of attempts.

Caleb Love and Kylan Boswell will be crucial in this matchup, and the Wildcats need to improve their free-throw shooting, which cost them the game on Thursday.

However, I expect them to have no issues scoring against the Huskies' defense.

On the defensive side, the Wildcats should be able to contain the Huskies' interior scoring.

I have faith that the Wildcats will bounce back at home.


Washington vs Arizona

Betting Pick & Prediction

After a draining overtime win on Thursday, the Huskies are in a tough spot on the road. They have a quick turnaround with a local noon tip in Tucson on Saturday.

Despite having a similar turnaround, the Wildcats have many advantages on the offensive side of the ball against the Huskies' defense. The Huskies don't force turnovers and they tend to foul a lot, giving the Wildcats easy opportunities to earn free points on the offensive end.

Although the Wildcats don't excel at the free-throw line, their offense is too much to overcome for the Huskies' defense.

Given the situational circumstances, I'm comfortable laying a big number, as I believe the Wildcats will be hungry for a bounce-back win.

Pick: Arizona -14.5

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