Bet on the Arizona Wildcats vs Washington Huskies Game

Posted by Aaron . on February 5, 2016 in

This Saturday, the #23 Arizona Wildcats head up the Pacific coast to take on the Washington Huskies in Pac-12 play. The game tips off at 4:30pm Eastern time. The Wildcats (18-5) knocked off Washington State on the road on Wednesday, winning 79-64. Washington knocked off Arizona State, 95-83 in overtime on Wednesday night as the Huskies rolled in the extra frame. Let’s take a look at this matchup, and don’t forget to view our NCAAB lines to get in on all the action!

Bet on the Arizona Wildcats vs Washington Huskies Game

Date: February 6, 2016
Time: 4:30pm ET
Venue: Alaska Airlines Arena
TV: FOX Sports

Why should you bet on the Huskies?

Dejounte Murray is the player to watch when it comes to Washington basketball. In their overtime win on Wednesday, Murray went off for 34 points and 11 rebounds. He fouled out just over a minute into overtime, but Andrew Andrews was there to lead the rest of the way, scoring five straight points to spur the Husies’ rally. Marquese Chriss is another important part of the Huskies’ attack; his 19 points all came either in the second half or overtime, but he went 7 for 7 in the game. He put up six consecutive points late in the second half and put home an offensive rebound with an emphatic slam in overtime. As Arizona State Bobby Hurley said after the game, “We just didn’t have a guy like Murray out there. When you have a player like him that is so talented and so gifted that can make the plays that he can make it is hard for us to match that.” If Arizona doesn’t have an answer ready for Murray, Washington could knock off Arizona on Saturday.

Why should you take Arizona?

The Wildcats are finishing their two-game stretch in the Pacific Northwest, and Ryan Anderson could be heating up at just the right time for Arizona to make a push in the Pac-12 standings. Against Washington State, he scored 31 points and pulled down 12 rebounds as the Wildcats rolled. The senior transfer from BC went 10 for 16 from the field and knocked down 11 of his 17 free throws. Anderson is one of those few offensive talents with both an inside and an outside game. While Arizona started the game listlessly, then went on a 10-2 run to close down the first half and built up a 19-point lead after halftime. Alonzo Trier, the touted freshman guard, missed his seventh straight game with a fractured hand. A native of Seattle, Trier might make his return to action against Washington, which would give them an additional boost.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Huskies have a lot of talent, but they are not at the same level of Arizona yet. I like Arizona to finish off the road sweep of the Washington schools, winning 79-74.