College Basketball Predictions and Picks

San Diego State vs. Arizona Prediction and Odds for Tuesday, November 22 (Wildcats' Offense Finally Slows Down)

The San Diego State Aztecs enter their Maui Invitational matchup with Arizona on Tuesday night, trying to stop the Wildcats' No. 1 offense.
The San Diego State Aztecs enter their Maui Invitational matchup with Arizona on Tuesday night, trying to stop the Wildcats' No. 1 offense. / Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports
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Tuesday's final matchup of the Maui Invitational tips off at 10:30 p.m. ET between two ranked opponents on ESPN, as No. 17 San Diego State takes on No. 14 Arizona.

Both teams won their Maui Invitational openers with relative ease last night. The Aztecs took down the Ohio State Buckeyes 88-77, shooting a blistering 47.6% from three-point range, while the Wildcats went over 100 points yet again, dismantling the Cincinnati Bearcats 101-93 in a final score that was much closer than the game itself was.

The Wildcats' offense continues to operate at a near-historic level, but will the Aztecs' top 10 defense give them their first true challenge of the season?

Here are the latest odds for the final matchup of the Invitational Tuesday evening.

San Diego State vs. Arizona Odds

San Diego State vs. Arizona Prediction and Pick

Nobody told Arizona that they weren't in Tucson on Monday night, as their offense continued to cruise at a jaw-dropping rate.

Last night at the Lahaina Civic Center, the Wildcats' went for their third 100-point game in four games, and if not for completely taking their foot off the gas pedal in the final minute, would have easily covered the spread against the Cincinnati Bearcats.

Arizona's matchup vs. the Aztecs could present some challenges, however. San Diego State owns the ninth overall KenPom adjusted defensive efficiency numbers in the country. They also are amongst the league's best in turnover rate and steal percentage, which the Wildcats have been unable to force this year, granted they really haven't needed to.

It's also the second day of a back-to-back for both teams, and I'm expecting tired legs with both squads hitting the over and playing at an up-and-down pace in their respective games on Monday. The total last night was nearly nine points lower than it is tonight, and the Wildcats play a much tougher defense in the Aztecs relative to the Bearcats.

Both teams will make it close, but the number is too high for me to back the over.

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Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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