Game Time: 10:00 pm ET, Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Venue: McKale Memorial Center, Tucson, AZ
Where to Watch: Pac-12 Network
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Point Spread: Wyoming +15, Arizona -15; Over/Under: 148 points
Bet365: Point Spread: Wyoming +15, Arizona -15; Over/Under: 147.5 points
BetMGM: Point Spread: Wyoming +15.5, Arizona -15.5; Over/Under: 147.5 points
Wyoming Cowboys: 8-0 (2nd place, MWC)
Arizona Wildcats: 7-0 (3rd place, Pac-12)
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Wyoming Cowboys vs Arizona Wildcats Preview and Analysis
Wyoming Cowboys: 5-0 last 5
Arizona Wildcats: 5-0 last 5
Wyoming Cowboys Analysis
Wyoming is coming into this game with an 8-0 record overall and they are 3-0 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They have not lost a game all season and are coming into this one on an 8 game winning streak with their wins coming against the Detroit Titans, the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions, the Washington Huskies, the Grand Canyon Antelopes, the Hastings College Broncos, the Cal State Fullerton Titans, the Denver Pioneers, and the McNeese State Cowboys in their last game. Hunter Maldonado led the team in points in that game with 20 while Graham Ike was next on the team with 18 points. Jeremiah Oden also scored 13 points and Brendan Wenzel scored 11 points off the bench in that one as well. Maldonado led the team in assists in that game with 5 while Oden and Ike both led the team in rebounds with 10 each. They are 50.1% from the field, 38% from 3-point range, and 68.3% from the free throw line with their shooting this season. Their offense is averaging 82.3 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 59 PPG against them. Wyoming has an ATS record of 5-1-1 this season and their O/U record is 3-4.
Arizona Wildcats Analysis
Arizona is coming into this game with a 7-0 record overall and they are 4-0 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They have not lost a game this season and are coming into this one on a 7 game winning streak with wins coming against the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks, the UTRGV Vaqueros, the North Dakota State Bison, the Wichita State Shockers, the Michigan Wolverines, the Sacramento State Hornets, and the Oregon State Beavers in their last game. Bennedict Mathurin led the team in points in that game with 29 while Christian Koloko was next on the team with 12 points. Kerr Kriisa scored 11 points and Azuolas Tubelis also scored 10 points in that one as well. Kriisa and Dalen Terry both led the team in assists in that game with 5 each while Koloko and Mathurin both led the team in rebounds with 6 each. They were 47.1% from the field, 28.1% from 3-point range, and 62.5% from the free throw line with their shots in that game. Their offense is averaging 91.3 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 58.7 PPG against them. Arizona has an ATS record of 6-1 this season and their O/U record is 5-2.
Wyoming vs Arizona Prediction
Wyoming is coming into this game as a 15 point underdog with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. Both of these teams have been having great starts to their season both being undefeated. Wyoming has already been on the road 3 times and have won all 3 games and they will definitely be getting up for a game against a ranked opponent here. Both of these teams can score a lot of points in their games and both play some good defense as well. Wyoming will put up a good fight here and they will keep this game much closer than the spread suggests it to be. The best bet to place in this game is on Wyoming to cover the spread here.
Wyoming Arizona Prediction: Our NCAAB Pick for Wednesday, December 8, 2021 (10:00 pm ET start time) is Arizona 75 Wyoming 70.
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NCAAB Betting Trends
Wyoming Cowboys: 26-18 O/U as an underdog. 13-4 O/U as a road underdog of 12.5 to 15 points. 17-9 O/U in road games. 9-2 O/U in December games. 18-6 O/U after a game where they failed to cover the spread. 40-22 O/U after 2 straight games committing 11 or less turnovers. 38-18 O/U after a game committing 8 or less turnovers. 62-38 O/U after 2 straight games forcing opponent to commit 11 or less turnovers.
Arizona Wildcats: 6-1 ATS in all games. 6-0 ATS when the total is 140 to 149.5. 5-1 ATS as a favorite. 5-1 ATS in non-conference games. 5-1 ATS after scoring 80 points or more. 5-1 ATS after 1 or more consecutive wins.
Wyoming Cowboys: None.
Arizona Wildcats: None.
“It’s better than being 200. I’ll take 12. It’s a credit to our players. It’s hard to schedule at Wyoming. You’re not going to get Arizona to come play at Wyoming. You’re not going to get Washington to come play at Wyoming. As much as people think that should happen, that will not happen.” - Jeff Linder on his team’s rank of number 12 in the NET rankings.
“I think Oregon State has some talent. They’re just trying to find themselves right now. It’s our first time being on the road. We played one game basically in the last two weeks. So maybe it took us a little bit to get our feet underneath us, but I’m really proud of how our bench came in and changed the game, pressuring defensively and making some things happen.” - Tommy Lloyd on his team’s win against Oregon State.
PPG: G. Ike (20.8)
APG: H. Maldonado (5.4)
Reb/G: G. Ike (9)
PPG: B. Mathurin (16)
APG: K. Kriisa (5.3)
Reb/G: C. Koloko (7.3)
Wyoming Cowboys: Jeff Linder (2nd season)
Arizona Wildcats: Tommy Lloyd (1st season)