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College Basketball Picks: Arizona Wildcats vs. Washington Huskies

Jeff GrantContributor IJanuary 31, 2013

College Basketball Picks: Arizona Wildcats vs. Washington Huskies

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    The Arizona Wildcats have won four of their five true road games this year, which is important to consider when making your college basketball against-the-spread picks on Thursday night, as they travel to take on the Washington Huskies on ESPN.

    Sports bettors will find that the Wildcats are five-point favorites in the NCAA basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total has moved up two points from its opening number to settle in at 139.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Pac-12 Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way. 

Arizona Wildcats

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    The Arizona Wildcats were all smiles in picking up a convincing 74-50 victory over the USC Trojans as 14-point home favorites last time out, but they've gone just 2-5 against the spread versus conference opponents this year.

    Sports bettors will find that the Wildcats have covered the spread in 17 of their last 25 road games, with the under going 14-11 in that situation. 

Washington Huskies

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    The Washington Huskies are mired in a three-game losing streak, which includes an 81-76 setback to the Oregon Ducks as 7.5-point road underdogs last time out.

    Sports bettors will find that the Huskies are 4-9-1 against the spread as home underdogs of 3.5 to six points in their last 14 opportunities. 


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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Arizona Wildcats as one of their NCAA basketball picks against the spread, as they've won and covered the number in their last two games as road favorites of 3.5 to six points.

    College Basketball Pick: Arizona Wildcats -5 


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