Two teams that prefer to deploy their running games, Coach Kevin Sumlin and the Arizona Wildcats are getting 6.5 points when they take on their Pac-12 foe Washington Huskies to Arizona Stadium. FS1 will broadcast the action and the matchup is scheduled to get going at 11:00 p.m. ET.
Washington at Arizona Betting Odds 10/12/2019
This Pac-12 game’s spread is placed at 6.5 points in favor of Washington. The Huskies are currently getting -270 moneyline odds while the Wildcats are +210. The over/under has been set at 58.5 points, and if one side can catch a lucky break early on, it’ll probably result in a nice in-game betting opportunity.
This game’s opening line was 6. The O/U hasn’t moved since it opened at 58.5.
The Huskies are 4-2 straight up (SU), including 1-2 SU against Pac-12 opponents. The Wildcats are 4-1 SU overall and 2-0 SU in conference play. The hapless Huskies have lost 8.8 units so far and are 4-2 against the spread (ATS). The team has recorded an O/U mark of 3-3.
The Wildcats are down 0.6 units this season. The team is 2-3 ATS and has an O/U record of 3-2.
The Huskies came up short to Stanford 23-13 in a game where the passing attack could’ve been sharper as Jacob Eason completed only 16-of-36 passes for 206 yards, along with one TD and an interception. Richard Newton (64 yards on 10 rushes) led the running attack in the loss while Aaron Fuller (nine receptions, 171 yards) and Cade Otton (two catches, 16 yards, one TD) manned the receiving duties.
Arizona just earned a 35-30 win over Colorado. The defense allowed the Buffaloes to pass for 337 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 159 yards. Tony Brown was on a different level for Colorado, recording 141 yards and a score on 10 catches. For Arizona, Khalil Tate completed 31-of-41 passes for 404 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Gary Brightwell (27 yards on 11 rush attempts) handled the ground game in the win while Brian Casteel (seven receptions, 74 yards, one TD) and Michael Wiley (six catches, 48 yards) led the receiving corps.
Each team has a similar run-pass ratio on the season. Washington’s run the ball on 54.0 percent of its offensive possessions while Arizona has a rush percentage of 52.7. The Huskies have produced 174 rush yards per game (including 156 per game against Pac-12 opponents) and have 11 touchdowns via handoffs this year. The Wildcats are logging 221 rush yards per contest (91 in conference) and have 12 total rushing TDs.
The Huskies have averaged 245 yards in the air overall (183 per game versus conference opposition) and have 11 passing scores so far. The Wildcats have recorded 318 pass yards per outing (378.0 against Pac-12 foes) and have 13 total pass TDs.
Defensively, Washington seems to have the upper hand when it comes to limiting the pass. The team has allowed 146 rush yards and 218 pass yards per game. Arizona has allowed 141.6 rushing yards per game and 336.2 to opposing teams in the air. The Huskies are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of only 4.65 to opposing QBs, while the Wildcats have given up a 6.17 ANY/A.
Eason is up to 1,269 passing yards this season, and has completed 103-of-155 attempts with 11 passing touchdowns and only three interceptions. Eason’s got an 8.23 adjusted net yards per pass attempt overall, although that number sits at 5.08 over the past two games.
Khalil Tate has put up 1,088 yards, nine TDs and five INTs for Arizona. His ANY/A stands at 8.29 for the season and 10.22 over his past two games.
These two conference foes did not get a chance to play each other a year ago.
Washington Huskies vs. Arizona Wildcats Free Prediction
SU Winner – Arizona, ATS Winner – Arizona, O/U – Under
Team Betting Trends
Washington has averaged 4.9 yards per carry over its past three games and 4.9 over its last two.
Arizona has averaged 4.2 yards per carry over its last three contests and only 3.3 over its past two.
The Arizona offense has lost one fumble this season while Washington has let three get away.
The Huskies offense has tallied two pass plays of 40 or more yards, while the Wildcats have put up eight such plays.
The Washington defense has allowed three pass plays of 40 yards or more, while Arizona has given up five such plays.
The Washington offense has created eight rushing plays of 20 yards or more, while Arizona has created 14 such runs.
The Huskies defense has allowed seven rushing plays of 20+ yards, while the Wildcats have given up six such runs.
The Washington defensive unit has three times as many sacks as Arizona this year (12 versus four).