Arizona Wildcats vs. Washington State Cougars January 2, 2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on January 8, 2021

A pair of hot teams meet when the Arizona Wildcats (8-1) visit the Washington State Cougars (8-0) on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 10:30 PM ET. The Cougars are 7.5-point underdogs and will attempt to keep their three-game win streak going against the Wildcats, who have won three straight. The matchup has an over/under set at 135.5 points.

Betting Information

Arizona vs Washington State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Arizona -7.5 -119 -102 135.5 -108 -113 -395 310

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Arizona vs Washington State
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Washington State (+7.5) Under (135.5) Arizona 70 Washington State 64

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Total Facts

  • In 19 of nine outings (211.1%) this year, the Wildcats and their opponents have totaled at least this matchup’s point total of 135.5 points.
  • Washington State and its opponents have combined to score more than 135.5 points in three of eight opportunities (37.5%) this year.
  • The two teams average a combined 11.9 more points per game (147.4) than this game’s total of 135.5 points.
  • The Wildcats and the Cougars have seen their opponents average a combined 15.1 less points per game than the point total of 135.5 set for this game.
  • The average point total in Wildcats games this season is 5.8 more points than the over/under of 135.5 in this matchup.
  • The average point total for the Cougars this year is 9.1 points less than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 78.6 points per game the Wildcats average are 21.0 more points than the Cougars allow (57.6).
  • Arizona has a 4-0 record against the spread and an 8-1 record overall when putting up more than 57.6 points.
  • Washington State is 0-0 against the spread and 0-0 overall when allowing more than 78.6 points.
  • The Cougars put up six more points per game (68.8) than the Wildcats give up (62.8).
  • Washington State is 4-0 overall and 2-0 against the spread in games it scores more than 62.8 points.
  • Arizona has an ATS record of 1-1 and a 1-1 record overall when its opponents score more than 68.8 points.
  • The Wildcats have put up a total of 142 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 15.8 per game), and the Cougars have out-scored opponents by 89 points on the season (11.2 more per game).

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Arizona Betting Information

  • The Wildcats have struggled a bit against the spread this season, posting a 4-5 record.
  • The Wildcats have posted a losing record of 3-4 against the spread when the spread is -7.5 or higher.
  • The Wildcats have failed to combine with their opponents to reach the over/under just 4 times in 9 games this season.

Washington State Betting Information

  • Washington State has covered the spread in fewer than half of its outings, going 3-5 ATS.
  • When they are at least 7.5-point underdogs, the Cougars have a record ATS of 1-4.
  • In most of Washington State’s games this season, the teams have not hit the over (2 out of 8 games, 25%).

Head to Head

Arizona vs Washington State (Last 2 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/5/2020 Arizona -15 140.5 -1792 922 Regular Season 83-62 ARZ
2/1/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 66-49 ARZ

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Arizona Leaders

  • The Wildcats scoring leader is Jemarl Baker Jr., who averages 14.6 per contest to go with 2.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists.
  • Arizona’s leading rebounder is Jordan Brown averaging 6.3 boards per game and its best passer is James Akinjo and his 5.0 assists per game.
  • Baker leads the Wildcats in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.7 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • Akinjo and Christian Koloko lead the Wildcats on the defensive end, with Akinjo leading the team in steals averaging 1.6 per game and Koloko in blocks averaging 1.1 per contest.

Washington State Leaders

  • Isaac Bonton’s points (16.0 per game) and assists (3.6 per game) stat lines give him the top rebounding and assists spots on the Cougars’ leaderboards.
  • Efe Abogidi is at the top of the Washington State rebounding leaderboard with 9.1 rebounds per game. He also racks up 10.3 points and adds 0.5 assists per game.
  • Andrej Jakimovski’s 1.6 made threes per game lead the Cougars.
  • The Cougars’ leader in steals is Bonton with 1.6 per game, and Abogidi is their leader in blocks with 2.1 per game.
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