Oregon State vs Arizona Expert College Football Picks 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Khalil Tate and the Arizona Wildcats host the Oregon State Beavers at Arizona Stadium on Saturday, November 2, 2019. The odds on this matchup have Arizona as 6.5-point favorites. The Beavers are 5-2-0 ATS and 3-4-0 when betting on the total. The Wildcats are 5-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-5-1 against the spread.
In their last game, the Oregon State Beavers went up against the California Golden Bears and ended up getting the win by a score of 21-17. Artavis Pierce paced the team on the ground for that contest. He broke a long run for 20 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 80 yards on 23 carries which meant he was running for 3.5 yards per run. Noah Togiai led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 38 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 9.5 yards per catch for that contest. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Beavers was Jake Luton who went 18/34 with 174 yards passing and added 2 TD's. He walked away with no picks. The Beavers ended up rushing 41 times and earned 108 yards earning them an average of 2.6 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, they totaled 75 plays for 282 yards. Overall, the Beavers racked up a total of 18 first downs and they had a total of 13 infractions for 102 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. On the defensive side of the ball, Oregon State allowed 14 completions on 33 tries totaling 175 yards, and a completion percentage of 42.4%. On the day, they allowed a total of 282 yards and earned 1 takeaway. In the running game, the Beavers allowed 107 yards on 43 tries which gave them an average of 2.5 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Beavers head into this matchup 3-4 for this season. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 30.4 points per game, putting them 58th in Division 1. As a unit, they are averaging 167.3 yards on the ground per contest which is 4th in the Pac-12. For total yardage, they currently sit at 10th in the Pac-12 Conference and 90th in Division 1 with 2,877 yards. The Beavers have one of the worst defenses in the nation, allowing 31.6 points per contest which has them at 9th in the Pac-12. When it comes to yards through the air, the Beavers have allowed 1,706 yards. Opponents are completing 62.4% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.0 yards per try. When talking about yards rushing, Oregon State is giving up 191.6 yards per game putting them 12th in the Pac-12 Conference and 99th in college football. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.5 yards per rush ranking them 7th in the conference and 83rd in the country overall. In total, they have conceded 1,341 yards rushing through 7 contests.
In their last contest, the Arizona Wildcats went up against the Stanford Cardinal and ended up taking the loss by a score of 41-31. J.J. Taylor led the team on the ground during the game. His longest run of the day went for 18 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 107 yards on 16 carries which meant he averaged 6.7 yards per carry. Tayvian Cunningham was the receiving yardage leader by earning 61 yards on 4 catches. He had an average of 15.3 yards per reception during the game. Running the show from under center for the Wildcats was Khalil Tate who went 17/33 with 205 yards through the air and threw 2 TD's. He threw 2 picks during the game. The Wildcats ran the football 37 times and added 222 yards earning them an average of 6.0 yards per carry. On the day, the Wildcats got 29 1st downs and they had a total of 5 infractions for 56 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. On the day, they ran 77 plays for 495 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Arizona allowed 30 catches on 43 throws for a total of 312 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.8%. For the game, they allowed 474 yards but didn't add to their total of forced turnovers. Against the run, the Wildcats allowed 162 yards on 30 runs which is an average of 5.4 yards per run allowed.
The Wildcats step onto the field holding a record of 4-4. In discussing the offensive production, the Wildcats have one of the best offenses in college football. Arizona is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 202.5 rushing yards per game, ranking them 33rd in D-1. As a unit, they have a total of 1,620 yards rushing through 8 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Wildcats average 492 yards per contest overall ranking them 11th in college football and 1st in the Pac-12. The Wildcats are giving up 35 points per contest ranking them 12th in the Pac-12 and 118th in Division 1. Their pass defense is one of the most anemic groups in D-1. They are allowing 310.9 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Wildcats are ranked 11th in the Pac-12 Conference. In terms of points allowed, they have given up 280 total points. In regard to rushing yards, they are giving up 159.8 yards per contest ranking them 66th in college football and 9th in the Pac-12 Conference. In 2019, they have conceded 1,278 yards rushing and 15.2 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Beavers/Wildcats NCAA football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Wildcats -6.5
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