Arizona Wildcats vs. Washington Huskies - 9/24/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Huskies (3-0) at Arizona Wildcats (2-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Arizona Stadium)
The Line: Arizona Wildcats +9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Washington Huskies will travel to play the Arizona Wildcats in a PAC-12 game in week 4.
The Arizona Wildcats are 2-1 this season after beating Hawaii by a score of 47-28 in week 3. Arizona went up by 30 in the second half before putting it on cruise control and finishing the win. The Arizona offense is averaging 31.3 points per game with 228 rushing yards and 223.7 passing yards per game. Anu Solomon (Questionable) is completing 66.7% of his passes for 213 yards and 2 interceptions, while Brandon Dawkins is completing 62% of his passes for 458 yards and 2 touchdowns for Arizona. Nick Wilson (Questionable) has rushed for 257 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Brandon Dawkins has added 215 yards and 5 touchdowns for the Wildcats. Samajie Grant has caught 10 passes for 126 yards, while Trey Griffey has caught 9 passes for 153 yards and 1 touchdown for Arizona. The Arizona defense is giving up 22.3 points per game with 147 rushing yards and 288.3 passing yards per game. Paul Magloire Jr. has led the Wildcat defense with 20 tackles and 2 tackles for loss, while Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles has added 15 tackles and 2 interceptions. Josh Pollack has gone 4-5 on field goals with a long of 46 yards for Arizona.
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The Washington Huskies are 3-0 this season after defeating Portland State by a score of 41-3. Washington dominated this game from the start and had a very easy victory in this matchup. The Washington offense is averaging 49.3 points per game with 143.3 rushing yards and 279.7 passing yards per game. Jake Browning is completing 71.6% of his passes for 744 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 1 interception for Washington. Myles Gaskin has rushed for 217 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Jomon Dotson has rushed for 95 yards for the Huskies. John Ross has caught 13 passes for 167 yards and 4 touchdowns, while Chico McClatcher has caught 10 passes for 197 yards and 4 touchdowns for Washington. The Washington defense is giving up 10 points per game with 91.3 rushing yards and 178 passing yards per game. Azeem Victor has led the Washington defense with 21 tackles and 1 fumble recovery, while Vita Vea has added 12 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, and 2.5 sacks. Cameron Van Winkle has gone 3-4 on field goals with a long of 45 yards for Washington.
Washington is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games. The over is 5-1 in Washington’s last 6 games. Arizona is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 home games. The over is 8-2 in Arizona’s last 10 home games. The home team is 7-1 ATS in these two teams last 8 meetings. Washington is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Arizona comes into this game not playing its best football so far this season. The Wildcats have had some injury issues this season and will be dependent on Solomon and Wilson playing in this game. Washington has played well to start the season and has high expectations for the rest of the season. I look for the Washington defense to be the difference in this game and for the Huskies to get the win.