A promising 4-0 start for the Washington Huskies has been met with dispiriting back-to-back losses in conference play. They have a chance to right the ship against an Arizona Wildcats team that is fresh off its worst loss of the season. This Pac-12 battle is set for a Saturday kickoff of 5:30 p.m. ET.
Arizona vs Washington Odds
Washington enters this contest as a heavy -580 favorite on the moneyline (14.5-point spread), according to FanDuel Sportsbook's college football odds. This Pac-12 showdown's total is set at 72.5 points.
Should college football fans expect a classic west coast shootout, and where can bettors find value?
Arizona vs Washington Prediction and Best Bet
The addition of transfer quarterback Michael Penix Jr. has transformed this Washington offense into one of the best in the country. The Huskies rank 16th in yards (474.8) and are tied for 15th in points (38.8) per game. The air attack has been successful with 353.6 passing yards per game (No. 4 in FBS).
That is not good news for the Wildcats. Arizona is allowing a whopping 435.4 yards per game (No. 101 in FBS) and has given up more than 38 points in three of its six games this year. It's one of the major reason why head coach Jedd Fisch's team is a dismal 1-12 straight up over its last 13 away games.
Washington has won each of its last five games against Arizona with an average winning margin of 19.8 points. The Huskies are also 5-0 against the spread in their last five home games against he Wildcats. There's little reason to not back Washington -14.5 here in what should be a blowout.
More value lies in betting on over 72.5 points to be scored, though. It's rare to see a point total reach into the 70s, but these two squads play at a fast pace and rank among the top 13 teams in terms of passing play percentage. The over has also hit in nine of Washington's last 13 games against Arizona.
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