The Washington State Cougars and the No. 4 Arizona Wildcats will face off in a Pac-12 clash at 9 p.m. ET Thursday at Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. Washington State is 14-7 overall and 9-5 at home, while the Wildcats are 20-2 overall and 5-2 on the road. Arizona sits atop the Pac-12 standings while the Cougars are in fourth place.
The Wildcats are favored by seven points in the latest Washington State vs. Arizona odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 144.5. Before entering any Arizona vs. Washington State picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Washington State vs. Arizona spread: Washington State +7
- Washington State vs. Arizona over-under: 144.5 points
Featured Game | Washington State Cougars vs. Arizona Wildcats
What you need to know about Washington State
Washington State came out on top in a nail-biter against the California Golden Bears on Saturday, sneaking past 68-64. It was the fifth straight win for the Cougars and their third straight road win. Among those leading the charge for the Cougars was forward Efe Abogidi, who posted a double-double on 17 points and 11 boards.
Washington State is above average offensively but is among the elite on the defensive end of the court. It leads the Pac-12 in points allowed per game, while also topping the conference in 3P percentage allowed and ranking second in FG percentage allowed. The Cougars are also among the best teams at protecting the rim as Abogidi (1.6 blocks per game) and Mouhamed Gueye (1.0 blocks) both rank among the top 10 in the Pac-12 in blocks.
What you need to know about Arizona
Meanwhile, the Wildcats didn’t have too much trouble with the Arizona State Sun Devils on the road on Monday as they won 91-79. Arizona’s success was the result of a balanced attack that saw several players step up, but guard Pelle Larsson led the charge as he had 14 points.
The Wildcats also excel on the defensive end as they hold their opponents to a field goal percentage of 37 percent, which places them second in college basketball. Christian Koloko, a 7-foot-1 junior, leads the Pac-12 and ranks 11th in Division I with 3.1 blocks per game. Koloko has averaged 3.3 blocks per game in the Wildcats’ wins but just 1.5 blocks in their losses.
How to make Washington State vs. Arizona picks
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