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Arizona Wildcats
vs.
Oregon Ducks

Date/Time: September 22nd, 10:30 pm EST

Television: ESPN

College Football Odds from Bookmaker

Point Spread: Oregon -23

Total: 77.5

 

Football Betting Game Trends

Arizona Wildcats

  • Arizona is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 games
  • Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Arizona is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Arizona is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona’s last 5 games on the road

Oregon Ducks

  • Oregon is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Oregon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Oregon is 1-7-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Oregon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Oregon is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Arizona

 

NCAA Football – Week 4

Two of the top teams in the Pac-12 this year meet in college football betting action on Saturday night at Autzen Stadium, where the Oregon Ducks take on the Arizona Wildcats.

Arizona hasn’t exactly come out of nowhere this year, but it is really a surprise that the team is 3-0 this year. Of course, the Wildcats have only won one game that they were really supposed to lose, that being the game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys, and aside from that, there hasn’t been all that much to talk about. The U of A is averaging 604.7 yards and 46.3 points per game this year, and it is one of the only teams in the land that ranks in the Top 20 both in rushing and passing. QB Matt Scott needs just five yards to get to 1,000 for the year, and he already has seven TDs through the air and two on the ground. Four receivers already have at least 100 yards through the air, and seven different receivers have touchdown receptions. The defense just hasn’t done the job for the most part, allowing just a ton of yards in all of the games, save for last week’s 56-0 wipeout of the South Carolina State Bulldogs.

The Ducks haven’t covered a game this year, but they are still averaging 596.3 yards and 54.0 points per game. The ground game has been out of this world, averaging 329.0 yards per game, and looking at the numbers for this club almost look like they are straight out of a video game. RB Ayele Forde has 84 yards this year, and he is fifth on the team in rushing. QB Marcus Mariota is averaging nearly 40 rushing yards per game, RB Byron Marshall has 189 yards, RB Kenjon Barner has 324 yards, and of course, WR De’Anthony Thomas has all sorts of numbers. Thomas leads the team in receiver with 11 receptions for 154 yards and three scores, and he has 228 yards on just 13 carries with four TDs as a rusher as well. Mariota has done a great job taking over for this offense as a freshman, completing 75.3 percent of his passes to the tune of 8.8 yards per pass attempt to go with all of his rushing yards.

Prediction:

Oregon is clearly the better team in this game, and we think that the time is here for the Ducks to get their first cover of the year. Kelly’s club does play some big time defense at times, and in a game like this one, the Wildcats have to know that they are in some trouble. This could be a huge romp from the get go, as the U of O flexes its muscles. Oregon 48 – Arizona 22

Adam Markowitz

Adam Markowitz

is a staff writer living in the Orlando area. He has covered NFL, MLB, college football, CFL, AFL, NBA, college basketball, NASCAR, golf, tennis, and the NHL for a number of various outlets in his career, and he has been published by a number of different media outlets, including the Orlando Sentinel and the Wall Street Journal.

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