Morgan State vs Arizona Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Dec. 22 (Wildcats Keep Buckets Coming at McKale Center)

Devon Platana
Morgan State vs Arizona prediction, picks, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Morgan State vs Arizona prediction, picks, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Rick Scuteri

Morgan State vs Arizona Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Morgan State Bears (4-7, 0-6 Away) vs. No. 5 Arizona Wildcats (11-1, 7-0 Home)
Date: Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Venue: McKale Center — Tucson, AZ
Coverage: Pac-12 Network

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season continues on Thursday, Dec. 22, including a clash between the Morgan State Bears and No. 5 Arizona Wildcats.

Morgan State enters tonight's action following a 75-63 loss to UMBC back on Dec. 10. Needless to say, the Bears will be tested tonight by an Arizona squad that's won each of its last five games. The Wildcats most recently added to their momentum on Tuesday, picking up an 85-64 victory over Montana State.

Can Morgan finally pick up its first road victory this season? Or will Arizona march on to its sixth win in a row?

Morgan State vs Arizona Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: MORG: (TBD) | ARIZ: (TBD)
Spread: MORG:+31.5 (-115) | ARIZ: -31.5 (-105)
Total: 161.5 - Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Arizona enters this contest as the heavy favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 4:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 161.5 points, which is the highest of Thursday's projected totals.

Morgan State vs Arizona Prediction

This game is projected to be a blowout and it isn't tough to see why. On top of being winless on the road, Morgan State has one of the worst scoring margins in the country (minus-9.5, No. 307). The Bears also average the 21st-most turnovers, which doesn't look promising against the Wildcats, who just forced 20 giveaways in their last outing.

Arizona is just too good to be slowed down tonight. The Wildcats own the No. 1 offense in the nation (90.0 PPG), which actually increases to a 93.7 PPG clip when they're at home. I just struggle to see how Morgan State will keep up, making an Arizona victory the right call.

Final Score Prediction: Arizona: 92 | Morgan State: 67

Morgan State vs Arizona Betting Trends

- Morgan State is 0-8 straight up in its last eight games against the Pac-12.
- Arizona is 0-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games on Thursday.
- Morgan State is 6-3 ATS in its last nine games.
- The total has hit the under in six of Arizona's last eight games.

Morgan State vs Arizona Best Bet

Even though I'm confident that Arizona will win in blowout fashion, a 31.5-point spread is daunting. That's especially true since the Wildcats are just 3-3-1 ATS at home this season and 0-5 ATS in their last five Thursday games. On the other hand, the Bears are 6-3 ATS in their last nine and haven't lost by more than 13 points during the 2022-23 campaign.

Even though Arizona should win big, don't be shocked if Morgan State keeps it closer than the spread implies.

Bet: Morgan State +31.5 (-115)

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