Washington Huskies at Arizona Wildcats Free Pick ATS
Washington is off to a terrible start to this season but ain’t dead yet out in the Pac-12 North, heading into a game it should win Saturday night at Arizona. The Huskies, preseason favorites to win the North, started 0-2, got to 2-2 but are now 2-4. Is there any betting value yet with this Washington team?
The Wildcats, meanwhile, lug an 18-game losing skid into this contest.
Despite its troubles, Washington opened as better than a two-touchdown favorite here, then got bet up from there.
Which way are we going with our free college football betting pick?
Washington-Arizona Betting Odds
This week's college football betting lines opened the Huskies at around -15.5 for this game, with an over/under of around 45. Early betting action then goosed Washington to -18 and dipped that total to 44.5.
Washington-Arizona College Football Betting Preview
The Huskies are just 2-4 on the season after losing at home to UCLA last week 24-17. Washington led 3-0 early but trailed 17-10 at the half. The Huskies then tied the score at 17-17 midway through the third quarter, fell down again midway through the fourth, then threw an interception from near mid-field with five minutes left and couldn’t get the ball back from there, losing outright as a 1.5-point favorite.
Washington produced just 267 yards of total offense last week, allowed 420 yards of UCLA offense, got out-rushed 237-83, and lost the turnover battle 2-0.
So the Huskies have now out-gained just two of their five Power 5 opponents this season and out-rushed just one of their five P-5 foes.
At 2-4 overall, after beginning this season as a Top 15 team, Washington needs four wins over its last six games to become bowl-eligible. But even at 1-2 in conference play, the Huskies only trail first-place Oregon and Oregon State by one game in the North Division, and they get the Ducks in Seattle in two weeks.
The Wildcats, meanwhile, are 0-6 on the season, and 0 for their last 18, after getting blanked at Colorado last week 34-0. But that game was actually closer, in an ugly way, than that score might indicate. Arizona only trailed the Buffaloes 6-0 well into the third quarter, then gave up a touchdown on a blocked punt, another on a pick-6, and another on a 62-yard play from scrimmage, all in a five-minute span, on its way toward defeat.
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The ‘Cats also came up empty ATS as six-point dogs.
Arizona got out-gained by Colorado 365-280, lost the turnover battle 2-0, and got absolutely nothing out of a 1st-and-goal from the Buffaloes 1-yard line in the first half when a touchdown would have given it the lead.
Two weeks ago, the Wildcats only trailed UCLA 17-16 late into the third quarter before fading into a 34-16 loss. Three weeks ago, Arizona only trailed at Oregon 24-19 through three quarters before fading to a 41-19 defeat.
The Wildcats have also actually out-gained and out-rushed two of their four Power 5 opponents this season.
At 0-6 overall, Arizona is just looking to halt that long losing skid, on its way toward a hopefully brighter future.
Washington-Arizona Recent History
The Huskies own a four-game winning streak in the series with the Wildcats, going 3-1 ATS along the way. Last year Washington led Arizona 37-0 through three quarters, won 44-27, and covered at -11.
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The Under is 5-1 in Huskies games this season, which are averaging 44 total points.
The Under is 4-2 in Wildcats games this season, which are averaging 46 points.
Overs are 3-0 over the last three meetings between these teams, which have trended high-scoring.