The Wildcats are favored in college football lines but there is a major injury in this game that might have you looking to take Washington.
Arizona -6.5 at Sbg global.com
The Wildcats are laying almost a touchdown in this game even though they are without their starting quarterback Nick Foles. He was injured in last week’s win against Washington State and is not expected to play on Saturday night. It is a major loss for the Wildcats as Foles is second nationally in completion percentage. Arizona will be going with backup Matt Scott who was 14 of 20 passes for 139 yards with an interception against Washington State. The Wildcats may look to run the ball more this week with Keola Antolin and Nic Grigsby.
Battle of Opposites – The Wildcats are excellent on defense while Washington is terrible. This game could come down to whether or not Jake Locker and the Washington offense can move the ball against Arizona. The Wildcats are 10th in the country in total defense and seventh in scoring defense. They will be tested by Locker who threw five TDs last week in a win over Oregon State. Last year it was Locker throwing for three TDs in the win over Arizona. On the other side of the ball, Arizona will try to exploit a bad Washington defense. The Huskies are giving up an average of 416.8 yards per game and have given up an average of 36.3 points in their last four games.
Betting Trends – The Huskies are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games as a road underdog. The Huskies are 14-36-2 ATS in their last 52 games in October. The Wildcats are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a home favorite. The Wildcats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The Huskies are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings at Arizona. In regards to the total, the Over is 4-1 in the Huskies last 5 games overall. The Under is 4-1 in the Wildcats last 5 conference games. The Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between the two teams.