Washington vs Arizona Spread and Picks ATS
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Khalil Tate and the Arizona Wildcats play the Washington Huskies at Arizona Stadium on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Arizona opens this matchup as 8.5-point underdogs. The Huskies are 4-2-0 ATS and 3-3-0 when betting on the total. The Wildcats are 3-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-2-1 against the spread.
Key Washington Huskies Injuries
08/31/19 WR Ty Jones Wrist is out indefinitely
08/29/19 QB Jake Haener Personal has left team
08/19/19 DL John Clark Knee is out for season
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
10/07/19 RB J.J. Taylor Leg is questionable Saturday vs Washington
In their last game, the Washington Huskies went up against the Stanford Cardinal and took the loss by a score of 23-13. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Huskies was Jacob Eason who went 16/36 with 206 yards through the air and tossed 1 TD. He walked away with 1 interception in the game. Richard Newton paced the team in rushing in the game. His longest run of the day went for 19 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 64 yards via 10 carries which gave him an average of 6.4 yards per carry. Aaron Fuller led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 171 yards on 9 catches. He earned an average of 19.0 yards per catch in the game. The Huskies rushed the ball a total of 22 times and racked up a total of 88 yards earning them an average of 4.0 yards per attempt. For the game, the Huskies totaled 15 1st downs and they had a total of 4 infractions for 34 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. In the game, they finished with a total of 58 plays which added up to 294 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Washington gave up 21 catches on 31 tries totaling 293 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.7%. For the game, they allowed 482 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover. On the ground, the Huskies gave up 189 yards on 43 attempts giving the other team an average of 4.4 yards per carry allowed.
The Huskies head into this matchup 4-2 for 2019. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 34 points per game, putting them 37th in the country. As a team, they have an average of 174.5 rushing yards per contest which is 4th in the Pac-12. For total yardage, they rank 3rd in the conference and 21st in the country with 2,515 yards. The Huskies have one of the best defenses in the nation, allowing 18.3 points per game which has them at 5th in the Pac-12. When it comes to yards through the air, the Huskies have allowed 1,468 yards. Teams are completing 60.5% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.4 yards per attempt. When it comes to yards rushing, Washington is allowing 146 yards per game ranking them 6th in the Pac-12 and 59th in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.3 yards per carry ranking them 6th in the conference and 81st in the country overall. In total, they have allowed 876 yards rushing through 6 games.
The last time they played, the Arizona Wildcats faced the Colorado Buffaloes and earned the victory by a score of 35-30. Gary Brightwell led the team on the ground in the game. He tore off a long run of 5 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 27 yards on 11 carries which had him averaging 2.5 yards per tote. Cedric Peterson was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 99 yards on 3 catches. He notched an average of 33.0 yards per catch in the game. Running the show from under center for the Wildcats was Khalil Tate who went 31/41 with 404 yards through the air and tossed 3 touchdowns. He walked away with 1 interception on the day. The Wildcats rushed the ball a total of 26 times and added 83 yards which had them averaging 3.2 yards per carry. In the game, they ran 67 plays which gave them a total of 487 yards. In the game, the Wildcats totaled 22 1st downs and they had 1 penalty for 5 yards telling us that they had a strong outing in terms of discipline. When discussing the defense, Arizona gave up 29 catches on 44 tries for a total of 337 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.9%. In the running game, the Wildcats gave up 159 yards on 37 carries which gave the opponent an average of 4.3 yards per attempt allowed. In the game, they conceded a total of 496 yards but didn't force any takeaways.
The Wildcats head into this matchup 4-1. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Wildcats have one of the most prolific offenses in D-1. Arizona has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 221 yards on the ground per contest, ranking them 28th in Division 1. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,105 yards rushing through 5 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Wildcats average 539.2 yards per contest overall putting them 7th in D-1 and 2nd in the Pac-12. The Wildcats are giving up 29.4 points per game which puts them at 8th in the Pac-12 and 88th in the country. Their pass defense is one of the worst units in college football. They are giving up 337 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Wildcats are ranked 11th in the conference. In terms of points allowed, they have allowed 147 points in total. In terms of rushing yards, they are allowing 141.6 yards per contest which puts them at 55th in Division 1 and 5th in the Pac-12 Conference. For this season, they have allowed a total of 708 yards rushing and 7 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Huskies/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Huskies -8.5
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