Oregon Ducks at Arizona Wildcats: Preview and Pick
4 Replies | 336 ViewsOn 11/18/2013 04:32 PM in NCAA Football
The Oregon Ducks are one of the best team in all of college football. However after they lost to the Stanford Cardinal they can no longer afford to lose another game. That will be tested this week when they go up against the Arizona Wildcats in a very interesting Pac 12 clash.
Oregon Ducks at Arizona Wildcats Odds
The college football odds for this game favor the Ducks which comes as no surprise. The point spread opened with the Ducks listed as (-17.5) point favorites. The public does not seem to care about the double digits and they are pounding the Ducks with 96 percent of the early wagering willing to drop this big line. That has caused a shift in the point spread and it can now be found at (-18.5) at several o the top rated online sportsbooks.
The Ducks should win this game, but they will have to be careful of the trap. In the 11th game of last season, Oregon lost to Stanford, 17-14, in overtime. In the 11th game in 2011, Oregon lost to USC, 38-35. In the 11th game in 2009, Oregon held on to win at Arizona, 44-41, in three overtimes. The coaches didn’t have a reason, other than fatigue or overconfidence. But they are aware of it. If Oregon looks flat at Arizona this week, it won’t be from falling into the same trap. It may be just a coincidence, but the Ducks have to be focused at a time of year where they know they have fallen flat in the past. The Ducks are healthy and should be ready to make a point by blowing the doors off the Wildcats.
Oregon Ducks at Arizona Wildcats Trends
The latest college football betting trends in this game also favor the Ducks. The Ducks are 12-3 against the spread (ATS) in their last 15 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game, 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games following a straight up win of more than 20 points and 14-4 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Wildcats are 17-39 ATS in their last 56 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games in November.
Oregon Ducks at Arizona Wildcats Pick
With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check back on the day of the game to see who we select as our winner for this big game.