There were some high expectations in Seattle entering the season, but the Washington Huskies are looking a lot like LSU last year. Washington has the most exciting NBA prospect in the country (Markelle Fultz) but he has not been enough to lift the middling program, as the Huskies have gone 2-6 SU and ATS in conference play so far. It won’t get any easier either, as Washington must visit the 19-2 Arizona Wildcats Sunday.
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- Washington is 1-13 SU in their past 14 games on the road.
- Arizona is 4-1 ATS in their past five games against Washington.
- Arizona is 1-4-1 ATS in their past 6 games at home.
It’s been the Markelle Fultz show for Washington this season, as the freshman leads the team in points, assists and shots while sitting second in rebounds, steals and blocks. Aside from Fultz, only two other players on this Huskies’ squad averages double-digit points or shoot more than 35 percent from beyond the arc.
Arizona has looked indestructible since the start of December, as the Wildcats have won 13-straight while posting an average scoring margin of plus-15.4 points per game. Arizona was dominating with freshman throughout most of the season but is only loading up more with the recent return of Allonzo Trier. Trier had missed the first 19 games of the season following a PED suspension, but the sophomore has averaged 14.5 points, 5.5 assists and 4.5 rebounds in his two games since returning.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Arizona sat as -17.5-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline
Washington Huskies vs Arizona Wildcats Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Arizona Wildcats currently sport a 19-2 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-9-1 ATS. The Washington Huskies are 9-11 and 7-13 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Arizona Wildcats produce a 10-10-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Washington Huskies have gone 11-9 against the totals betting line.
The Power Rankings at Odds – Shark show No. 176-rated Washington Huskies taking on the No. 6-rated Arizona Wildcats in this contest.
Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Arizona’s No. 97-ranked scoring average of 76.24 PPG, against a Washington Huskies defense rated No. 244 and allowing 79.65 PPG. The Arizona Wildcats FG% has averaged 47.98% to date this season, more than the Washington Huskies shooters have managed so far (45.9% per game).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Markelle Fultz scored 28 points for Washington on Wednesday, but the Sun Devils managed a 86-75 victory over the Huskies at Wells Fargo Arena.
Arizona earned a 79-62 victory over Washington State on Thursday, getting 17 points from Allonzo Trier at McKale Center.
- Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- Washington is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 12 of Washington’s last 18 games on the road
- Arizona is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- Arizona is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Washington home to USC, Wednesday, February 1st
Arizona at Oregon State, Thursday, February 2nd