Arizona Wildcats vs Washington Huskies Prediction, 10/15/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Wildcats vs Washington Huskies
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Location: Husky Stadium in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Huskies (-15.5)
Husky Stadium is the site where the Washington Huskies (4-2) will take on the Arizona Wildcats (3-3) on Saturday. Arizona opens as 15.5-point underdogs. The over/under comes in at 70.5.
The Arizona Wildcats come into this matchup with a record of 3-3 for this season. In their last contest, the Wildcats took on the Oregon Ducks and took a loss by a final of 49-22. Jayden De Laura went 24/42 with 241 yds through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rate of 108.4 and walked away from the game with 1 interception. Jonah Coleman was the rushing leader for the Wildcats with 9 carries for 74 yards (8.2 yards per carry). The Arizona Wildcats ended up rushing 25 times and totaled 115 yds, which earned them an average of 4.6 yards per attempt. In the game, they ran 67 plays for 356 yds. Arizona allowed 23 completions on 29 attempts for 274 yds, and a completion percentage of 79.3%. When it came to stopping the run, the Wildcats gave up 306 yards on 41 attempts, which averages out to 7.5 yds per rush surrendered.
When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Arizona Wildcats have an average of 30.3 points per game. As a team they have an average of 131.5 yards in the run game which ranks them 94th in the nation. The Wildcats have racked up 2,724 total yards for the season. In terms of scoring, Arizona has compiled 15 touchdowns via the pass and 8 rushing touchdowns. Arizona has accrued 157 first downs as a unit, and they have been flagged for 28 penalties for 243 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 11 times.
The Wildcats are sitting in 115th in the country regarding their opponents scoring, conceding 34.2 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 6.2 yards per rush and 228.8 rushing yards per contest for the season. In total, they have allowed 1,373 rushing yards through 6 games. Concerning yards through the air, the Wildcats have conceded 1,211 yds which ranks them 50th in the nation. They have surrendered 201.8 yards per game via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 68.5%. Overall, they are conceding 430.7 yards per game putting them 109th in college football. They have given up 10 touchdowns through the air as well as 17 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Huskies come into this matchup with a record of 4-2 for this season. When they last played, the Huskies took a loss by a score of 51-38 against the Arizona State Sun Devils. Michael Penix Jr. ended the game with 311 yards on 33/53 through the air while his quarterback rating was 107.8. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 5.9. Cameron Davis carried the football 9 times for 77 yards, ending the contest with 8.6 yds per attempt for Washington. Washington rushed for 4.1 yards per tote, finishing the game with 134 yards on 33 attempts. The Huskies finished the game with 458 yards while running 87 plays (5.3 yards per play). The Huskies secondary conceded a completion percentage of 73.3%, surrendering 241 yards on 22 out of 30 through the air. Washington surrendered 32 attempts on the ground for 156 yds (4.9 yds per carry).
When discussing this team's ability to score points, the Huskies currently rank 12th in D-1 by tallying 41.0 points per contest. During the season thus far, the Huskies have racked up 2,144 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 357.3 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 2nd in Division 1. The Washington Huskies hold an average of 498.5 yards/outing, which has them sitting 10th in D-1. The Washington offense has compiled 372 penalty yds on 40 infractions, which ranks 47th in the nation in terms of making mistakes.
The Huskies are conceding 27.8 PPG, which has them ranked 80th in D-1. Washington has conceded a total of 696 yards rushing (116.0 yards/game) and 6 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the campaign. This year, they have allowed 167 points. They have allowed 13 touchdowns through the air and 234.7 yards/outing, ranking them 75th in the nation. The Huskies defense has participated in 386 plays, which has them sitting 52nd in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Huskies -15.5
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