Arizona Wildcats Vs Wyoming Cowboys: College Basketball Preview And Insights – December 8, 2021

Written By Staff on December 7, 2021 - Last Updated on July 21, 2022

A pair of hot teams meet when the No. 11 Arizona Wildcats (7-0) host the Wyoming Cowboys (8-0) on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 10:00 PM ET. The Cowboys are 16-point underdogs and will try to keep their seven-game win streak allive against the Wildcats, winners of seven straight. The matchup has a point total of 151.

Game facts: Arizona vs Wyoming

  • Game Day: Wednesday, December 8, 2021
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • Location: Tucson, Arizona
  • Arena: McKale Center

Key players for Arizona

  • Bennedict Mathurin leads the Wildcats scoring 16.0 points per game.
  • Christian Koloko paces Arizona with 7.3 rebounds per game and Kerr Kriisa leads the squad with 5.3 assists per outing.
  • Kriisa hits 2.6 treys per game to lead the Wildcats.
  • Arizona’s blocks leader is Koloko, who averages 3.4 per game. Kriisa leads the team averaging 1.3 steals a game.

Arizona’s last game vs Oregon State

In their last game, Arizona defeated Oregon State, 90-65 on December 5, 2021. The Wildcats covered the spread (-13.5) and the game went over the total (144.5). Find the key players from the game in the table below.

*Stat Leader for Last Game
Player Points Rebounds Assists FG 3P
Bennedict Mathurin 29* 6* 1 11-18 4-9*
Christian Koloko 12 6 0 4-8 0-0
Kerr Kriisa 11 3 5 4-12 3-9

Key players for Wyoming

  • Graham Ike is at the top of the Cowboys scoring and rebounding leaderboards with 20.8 points per game and 9.0 rebounds per game this season.
  • Hunter Maldonado holds the title of Wyoming assist leader, dishing out 5.4 assists per game this season.
  • Drake Jeffries makes more threes per game than any other member of the Cowboys, averaging 3.5 treys per game.
  • Nobody on Wyoming grabs more steals than Maldonado (1.1 per game) or blocks more shots than Jeremiah Oden (1.3 per game).

Wyoming’s last game vs McNeese

Wyoming defeated McNeese, 79-58 in their last game on December 4, 2021. The Cowboys pushed the spread (-21.0) and the game went under the total (145.5). Here are the box scores for the top players in Wyoming’s last game.

*Stat Leader for Last Game
Player Points Rebounds Assists FG 3P
Hunter Maldonado 20* 4 5 5-10 1-2
Brendan Wenzel 11 4 0 3-4 2-3*
Graham Ike 18 10* 2 7-16 0-1

Arizona insights

  • The Wildcats make 49.1% of their shots from the field this season, which is 13.1 percentage points higher than the Cowboys have allowed to their opponents (36.0%).
  • Arizona has a 5-0 record against the spread and a 7-0 straight-up record in games it shoots higher than 36.0% from the field.
  • The Wildcats score 91.3 points per game, 32.3 more points than the 59.0 the Cowboys allow.
  • Arizona has a 5-0 record against the spread and a 7-0 record overall when putting up more than 59.0 points.
  • The Wildcats and the Cowboys rebound at about the same rate, with the Wildcats averaging 4.5 more rebounds per game.
  • When Arizona earns the rebounding advantage they are 5-2-0 against the spread. When recording fewer boards, Wyoming is 0-1-0.

Bet on Arizona vs Wyoming

Arizona vs Wyoming Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Arizona -16 151 -110 -110 -1600 900

Arizona betting history

  • This season, four of Arizona’s seven games have gone over Wednesday’s total of 151 points.
  • Arizona has covered the spread five times in seven games with a set spread.
  • In games they have played as 16-point favorites or more, the Wildcats have a perfect ATS record of 4-0.
  • The Wildcats have won all six of the games they have been listed as the moneyline favorite this season.
  • Arizona has played in three games as a moneyline favorite with odds of -1600 or shorter and won each of them.

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Game prediction

Spread Pick Wyoming (+16)
Total Pick Under (151)
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