Free NCAA Football Prediction: Huskies vs. Wildcats Odds
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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 8
(2-4) Washington Huskies vs. Arizona Wildcats (0-6)
Date: Friday, October 22nd 2021
Time: 10:30 pm EST
Venue: Allegiant Stadium, Tucson, Arizona
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: Huskies -15.5 | Wildcats +15.5 (Bet Now!)
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Huskies -950 | Wildcats +590
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 44.5
The Arizona Wildcats host the Washington Huskies in week 8 action. Both teams lost last week, though Washington is a moderately better offering.
The Huskies enter Allegiant Stadium as 15 point favorites largely because Arizona hasn’t won SU since 2019. Washington downed the Wildcats 44-27 one season ago, and can use another inspired performance following a recent 0-2 stretch.
Meanwhile, Arizona is probably just looking to cover this Saturday behind one of college football’s least statistical profiles.
High expectations have fallen during Washington’s 2-4 start. A stunning week 1 upset loss to Montana turned into setbacks against Michigan, Oregon State and UCLA.
It seems like forever ago when the Huskies stood no. 20 nationally. Luckily, this week’s opponent feels like a perfect confidence builder as Washington looks to pull even in conference play.
The Huskies hold an overtime 31-24, Pac-12 win over Cal, and also defeated Arkansas State.
Dylan Morris adds eight touchdowns against eight interceptions to lead a struggling Washington offense. The Huskies average 246 passing and 115 rushing yards per game.
Sean McGrew tops the Washington backfield with 229 ground yards and four touchdowns. Kamari Pleasant chips in with 296 yards, but no scores.
Overall, Washington averages just 23 points per contest, and might struggle to cover -even against Arizona.
While scoring is a Huskies issue, they trend much better defensively. UW allows 20 points per game including 153 aerial yards and 190 rushing yards each week.
Those strengths are certainly enough to keep Arizona under wraps. Again, the major question is if Washington can help its own cause enough to cover the -15.5 spread.
Arizona remains winless this Fall at 0-6. The Wildcats allow 32 ppg and return just 14. I could detail more negative Wildcat numbers, but you get the clear picture Arizona is in crisis after 18 straight defeats.
Most recently, 2-4 Colorado blanked AU 34-0 to protract the burn of a week four loss against Northern Arizona. I detailed that Lumberjack win two weeks ago. It bears repeating.
If Northern Arizona can outplay you, it’s tough to justify a point-spread upset for your side in Pac-12 play… which is where Arizona sits.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Washington is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Arizona.
- Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Arizona.
- Arizona is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home.
- Arizona is 0-18 SU in its last 18 games.
- Arizona is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games.
- Arizona is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home.
- Arizona is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Washington.
- Arizona is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Pick
My pick this week is more an indictment of how bad Arizona is rather than a ringing Washington endorsement. I think the Huskies are also a bad football team.
But their are tiers of badness. Arizona simply occupies a futility level that most power-five schools will never know. And for all of Washington’s stale offense, the Huskies are legit defensively and can add passing yards versus the nation’s worst defense.
4* Free Week 8 NCAA Betting Pick: Washington Huskies -15.5
That stated, take the Washington Huskies to eke by their spread Friday while making a bowl-eligibility run as the home stretch nears.
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