Houston vs Arizona 3/24/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 03/21/2022 at 8:48 PM ET

The Arizona Wildcats and the Houston Cougars will head to the AT&T Center to face off in the Sweet 16. The Arizona Wildcats went to overtime in the last round when they beat TCU 85-80. Bennedict Mathurin led the way in the win with 30 points and 8 rebounds. Mathurin leads the Wildcats with 17.8 points per game. 

Arizona rolls into the Sweet 16 with plenty of momentum. The Wildcats have won eight straight games. Arizona avengers 39 rebounds per game which is 2nd best in the country. Christian Koloko leads the Wildcats with 7.4 rebounds per game. 

The #5 seed Houston Cougars beat Illinois in their last game 68-53. Taze Moore led the Cougars in the win with 21 points and 7 rebounds. Moore is averaging 10.5 points per game. 

Houston has won five straight games heading into the Sweet 16. The Cougars have won nine of their last ten games. Houston averages 8.2 steals per game which ranks 39th in the country. Marcus Sasser leads Houston with 2.2 steals per game. 

The Houston Cougars have covered the spread in nine of their last ten games. Houston is playing tough on both ends of the court right now and are a very physical team. Arizona did not look overly confident in their win over TCU. Take the free points in this game. Final Score Prediction, Houston Cougars win and cover ATS 75-73. 

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