Oregon Ducks vs Arizona Wildcats Prediction, 10/8/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oregon Ducks vs Arizona Wildcats
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022
Location: Arizona Stadium in Tucson, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Wildcats (+11)
The Oregon Ducks (4-1) are en route to Arizona Stadium on Saturday where they will compete against the Arizona Wildcats (3-2). Arizona opens this contest as 11-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The total has been set at 69.
The Oregon Ducks come into this matchup with a record of 4-1 for this season. In their last matchup, the Ducks faced off with the Stanford Cardinal and went home with a win by a final score of 45-27. Bo Nix was the leader on the ground for the Ducks with 6 totes for 141 yds (23.5 yds per attempt). Bo Nix went 16/29 with 161 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 124.6 and finished the contest without throwing a pick. On the ground, the Ducks conceded 127 yards on 34 tries, which averages out to 3.7 yards per run allowed. Oregon surrendered 22 pass completions on 38 tries for a total of 205 yds, and a completion rate of 57.9%. When the final whistle blew, they tallied 71 plays which gave them a total of 515 yds. The Oregon Ducks ended up rushing 37 times and accumulated 351 yds, which came out to an average of 9.5 yards per attempt.
When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Oregon Ducks hold an average of 40.6 points per game. As a team they're holding an average of 228.8 yards rushing ranking this team at 10th in college football. The Ducks have racked up 2,495 total yards this season. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Oregon has totaled 12 passing touchdowns and 12 touchdowns via the ground. Oregon has accounted for 136 first downs offensively, and they have committed 41 infractions for 360 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 5 times.
Concerning passing yards, the Ducks are conceding 1,411 yards which has them sitting in 118th in Division 1. They have conceded 282.2 yards per outing via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 69.5%. Over the course of this season, they are giving up 376.8 yards per outing which has them sitting 72nd in Division 1. They have yielded 12 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 7 touchdowns on the ground. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.5 yards per rush on the ground and 94.6 yards on the ground per game on the season. In total, they have conceded 473 yards via the running game in 5 outings. The Ducks are ranked 97th in D-1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 30.2 points per game.
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The Wildcats head into this matchup 3-2 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Wildcats got the victory with a final of 43-20 against the Colorado Buffaloes. Jayden De Laura (6 touchdowns) finished the game with 478 yards on 33/46 through the air while his quarterback rating was 202.1. He didn't throw any interceptions and his Y/A was 10.4. Michael Wiley carried the ball 16 times for 77 yards, ending the contest with 4.8 yards per attempt for Arizona. The Wildcats finished the game with a total of 667 yards and they ran 83 plays (8.0 yds per play). Arizona ran for 5.2 yds per attempt, finishing the game with 178 yds on 34 attempts. Arizona surrendered 31 attempts on the ground for 154 yds (5.0 yds per carry). The Wildcats secondary conceded a completion percentage of 46.7%, surrendering 186 yds on 14 for 30 through the air.
When looking at their ability to score points, the Wildcats are ranking 63rd in the country by tallying 32.0 points per game. During the season thus far, the Wildcats currently have a total of 1,694 passing yards along with holding an average of 338.8 throwing yards per game, ranking them 9th in D-1. The Arizona Wildcats are averaging 473.6 yards/game, which ranks them 24th in the nation. The Arizona offense has accrued 232 yards of penalties on 25 violations, which is 106th in the country in terms of making mistakes.
Arizona has conceded a total of 1,067 yards via the ground game (213.4 yards per game) in addition to 10 touchdowns via the rush so far this season. They have allowed the opposition 10 touchdowns via the pass and 187.4 yards/outing, which has them in 30th in Division 1. The Wildcats defense has been on the field for 315 plays, which is good for 41st in the nation. The Wildcats are conceding 31.2 PPG, which has them ranked 103rd in college football. In total, they have given up 156 total points.
Who will win tonight's Ducks/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wildcats +11
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