At 7:00 ET, the Wildcats and Cougars clash at Martin Stadium for a week 7 NCAAF matchup. Catch the action on PACN, with the game set for Saturday, October 14th.
This showdown between Pac-12 conference opponents has the Cougars as 8.5 point home favorites. Will they be able to clinch a win at home and cover the spread?
Cougars vs. Wildcats Betting Analysis
USC dealt the Wildcats a recent loss, causing them to drop back to a .500 record. They are now getting ready for this week’s game with a 3-3 record.
Despite the straight-up loss in their last game, the Wildcats were 20.5 point underdogs, moving their ATS record to 2-1. After combining with USC for 84 and an over/under line of 69.5, the Wildcats have a current over/under record of 0-3 for the season.
The Wildcats are currently ranked 48th in college football with 194 rushing attempts per game. In terms of rush yards, they are at 163.2 rushing yards per game, which is 46th in the nation. Looking at their production in the passing game, they are averaging 34.8 attempts per game and gain an average of 278.5 passing yards. Overall, they hold the 38th spot with 29.8 points per game.
Coming into this week’s game, the Arizona defense is 79th in points allowed at 23 points per game. So far, team’s have averaged 243.2 passing yards per game vs. the unit (119th). On the ground, they are giving up 106.8 rushing yards, putting them 33rd in college football.
Washington State’s record took a hit as it dropped to 4-1 following their recent game against UCLA. The Cougars ended up losing the matchup with a score of 25-17.
As 3.5 point underdogs, Washington State not only lost but failed to cover vs. Arizona. Their ATS record for the season is 3-1. In their latest matchup, Washington State and UCLA failed to reach the over/under line of 59.5, posting a combined total of 42 points. Washington State’s current over/under record is 0-3.
The Cougars’ offense is gearing up to take on Arizona, with an average of 104.6 rushing yards per game and an 3 yards per attempt. In the college football rankings, they are currently in 115th place for rushing yards and 14th place for passing yards, accumulating an average of 365.6 yards per contest. Washington State’s overall scoring average is at 40 points per game, placing them 24th rank nationally.
Washington State’s defense is ranked 67th in passing yards allowed per game as they prepare for this matchup. Opponents have attempted an average of 38.4 passing attempts against the Cougars. They have given up 25.4 points per game so far, placing them 72nd in college football. In the NCAA’s rush defense category, they are 86th.
Washington State currently holds the bragging rights over Arizona as in their most recent head to head matchup, they won 31-20. The Washington State offense had a big game, putting up 31 points on 354 yards of total offense. For the game, the Cougars picked up 22 first downs while going 5/13 on 3rd down. Defensively, they gave up 357 passing yards and 84 yards rushing.
Washington State vs. Arizona Odds Analysis
In the context of the current moneyline odds, Arizona currently holds a 29% implied win probability, accompanied by a moneyline payout of +241. On the flip side, the Cougars’ implied win percentage is 75% with a moneyline of -307.
This game opened with an over/under line of 60.5 as per the oddsmakers, but it has since been pushed down to its present line of 58.5, offering a payout of -109 for the over and -112 for the under.
From the time the lines were first released, Washington State has transitioned from -9.5 point favorites to their current line of -8.5 (-110). Conversely, Arizona is currently +8.5 (-110) point underdogs on the road.
How to Bet Washington State vs. Arizona in Arizona
Heading into this week’s matchup Washington State’s offense has struggled to convert on third downs. I don’t anticipate a sudden turnaround, and my pick is to take Arizona at +8.5.
The analysis we’ve been running for this game has Arizona and Washington State finishing with a combined 58 points. With the over/under line sitting at 58.5, I’m getting a bet down on the under.
- ArizonaSharp ATS Predict: Arizona +8.5
- ArizonaSharp OU Predict: Under 58.5