Arizona Wildcats vs. Washington St. Cougars

The Arizona Wildcats and the Washington State Cougars face off on Saturday in a week 12 Pac-12 matchup. The Wildcats are -13.5 point favorites over the Cougars.
The Arizona Wildcats hit week 12 at 6-3 but they are coming off of a home loss to UCLA. While the final score against the Bruins appeared close the game on the field really wasn’t’. Arizona is already bowl eligible but the hopes and expectations are for more fro this team. B.J. Denker has completed 58.4 percent of his passes for 1,688 yards with 11 touchdowns and four interceptions and he has rushed for 645 yards and 11 touchdowns. Ka’Deem Carey has rushed for 1,221 yards and 11 touchdowns as the primary fixture in the Arizona running game. Samajie Grant has 36 receptions, Nate Phillips has 29 catches and six touchdowns, and Terrence Miller has 23 catches. Scooby Wright has 68 tackles, Marquis Flowers has 61 tackles, and Jared Tevis has 53 tackles. The Arizona offense is averaging 34.8 points and 458.9 yards while defensively the Wildcats allow 22 points and 384.3 yards per game.
The Washington State Cougars hit their 10th game of the season at 4-5 meaning that they need to win at east two of their last three games if they want to be a in a bowl game. Washington State has looked decent at times but of late they have lost three games in a row and four of their last five. WSU QB Connor Halliday has completed 62.7 percent of his passes for 3,098 yards with 20 touchdowns and 18 interceptions Marcus Mason as rushed for 221 yards and a touchdown and Jeremiah Laufasa has seven touchdowns on the ground. Gabe marks has 63 catches and six touchdowns and Ricky Galvin has 31 catches and two touchdowns. Deonne Bucannon has 85 tackles and five interceptions, Darryl Monroe has 54 tackles, and Damante Hornton has four interceptions. Washington State averages 29.8 points and 417.1 yards per game while defensively Wazzu allows 32.7 points and 453.3 yards.
Arizona is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven Pac-12 games, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven Pac-12 games, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five games following a game in which they didn’t cover the spread. Washington State is 4-1 against the spread following a loss, 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games, and 5-0 against the spread following a double-digit home loss. The underdog has covered the point spread in nine of the last 11 meetings of these two.
Arizona is decent but they aren’t the type of team I want to be laying nearly two touchdowns with against a team who can score like Wazzu so I am going to take the points.

Pick
Washington St. Cougars +13.5 Arizona Wildcats

November 14, 2013 by : Posted in College Football, Sportsbook No Comments

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