The Arizona Wildcats are out for revenge this week, as they are looking forward to returning the favor to the Washington State Cougars, who beat them earlier this month at home. Will Arizona level things between it and the Cougars? Or will Washington State take the Wildcats down again? Check out our preview of this Arizona vs Washington State matchup in the 2022-23 NCAA basketball season.
Betting Preview for the Arizona Wildcats vs Washington State Cougars NCAA College Basketball Game on January 26 2023
Where: Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Pullman, WA
When: Thursday, January 26, 2023, 11:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Arizona Wildcats (odds)
Record: 17-3 Overall/6-3 Conference
Arizona is gaining steam once again. After a loss to the Oregon Ducks on Jan. 14 in Eugene, the Wildcats collected consecutive wins over the USC Trojans (81-66) and the UCLA Bruins (58-52), both at home. Those are two solid programs that Arizona just took down, so the Wildcats should have enough momentum heading into this rematch against the Cougars, who beat Arizona in Tucson earlier this month to the tune of a 74-61 score. Arizona is not going to take the Cougars for granted this time around. The Wildcats’ offense struggled mightily in the first meeting with Washington State, only recording a 34.9 eFG%, but they’ve looked way better of late on that end, having posted an eFG% of 58% or better in two of their last four outings. Arizona is also sixth overall in the nation with 83.3 points per game.
Arizona is 2-0 against the spread in its last two contests.
Betting on the Washington State Cougars (odds)
Record: 9-12 Overall/4-6 Conference
Washington State is in a hole at the moment, as the Cougars have lost their last two games. They are coming off a 58-55 road loss to the Colorado Buffaloes last Sunday, Before that, they suffered a 77-63 loss away from home versus the Utah Utes. It’s only right timing for Washington State to play at home as it seeks to end its slump this Thursday. The Cougars have won all their last three games as the home team, and that includes a notable 81-71 victory over the Trojans on Jan. 1. Big man Mouhamed Gueye, who scored just zero points in the Colorado game, will look to get his touch back versus Arizona, which he torched for 24 points to go along with 14 rebounds in the first meeting.
Washington State is 5-5 against the spread in its last 10 games.
Arizona wins, 78-70.
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