Washington vs. Arizona Picks, Odds & Predictions: Let’s Bet Pac-12 After Dark
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Washington vs. Arizona Odds
- Spread: Arizona +6
- Over/Under: 60
- Time: 11 p.m. ET
- TV: FS1
During my summer travels to Vegas to nab as many Washington under 10 wins tickets as I could, it never once occurred to me that this might cash before mid-term exams.
The Huskies have fallen on hard times starting with an early season loss to Cal in a lightning delay game, but most recently allowed Stanford to gain almost 500 total yards.
There is a collection of issues on both sides of the ball for Washington. We knew defensively that there would be turnover at every position, but the new starters are 103rd in line yards, 119th in power success and 106th in stuff rate. Through the air Washington is outside the top 75 in opponent passes over 20 yards.
Another reason for the loss to Stanford is the inefficiency of quarterback Jacob Eason, who threw for just 206 yards on 36 attempts. Washington is outside the top 40 in passing success rate, and that number falls to outside the top 75 in passing downs.
Meanwhile, the Arizona offense continues to post explosive plays.
In case anyone didn't know, Khalil Tate has an arm. pic.twitter.com/hK8ISOxdgw
— Stadium (@Stadium) October 6, 2019
While Arizona has had plenty of plays over 20 yards both in the air and on the ground, the Wildcats rank top 10 in passes over 40 yards.
The Arizona defense still lacks desired numbers to stop any offense from scoring, but it makes up for that in fire power on the offensive side of the ball.
Expect a Washington team that ranks 80th in red zone points per attempt to have issues keeping up with the Arizona scoring in Tucson.
Pick: Arizona +6