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Arizona Wildcats vs. Stanford Cardinal - 10/29/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Stanford Cardinal (4-3) at Arizona Wildcats (2-5)
Date & Time Saturday October 29, 2016, 11:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Arizona Wildcats +5.5 -- Over/Under: 47.5
TV Channel
Fox Sports 1
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CFB | Stanford Cardinal (4-3) at Arizona Wildcats (2-5)

The Stanford Cardinal will travel to play the Arizona Wildcats in a PAC-12 college football game on Saturday night.

The Arizona Wildcats are 2-5 (0-4) this season after losing to USC by a score of 48-14 in their last game. Arizona has lost their last 4 games, allowing 35 points or more in each of those losses. The Arizona offense is averaging 26.1 points per game with 223.1 rushing yards and 210.4 passing yards per game. Brandon Dawkins is completing 58.5% of his passes for 941 yards, 5 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions for Arizona. Dawkins has rushed for 484 yards and 8 touchdowns, while Nick Wilson has added 320 yards and 3 touchdowns for the Wildcats. Shun Brown has caught 21 passes for 361 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Samajie Grant has caught 19 passes for 251 yards and 3 touchdowns for Arizona. The Arizona defense is giving up 33 points per game with 206.9 rushing yards and 267.7 passing yards per game. Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles has led the Arizona defense with 43 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and 2 interceptions, while Michael Barton has added 42 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, and 1 sack. Josh Pollack has gone 6-8 on field goals this season, with a long of 46 yards.

The Stanford Cardinal are 4-3 (2-3) this season after losing to Colorado by a score of 10-5 in their last game. Stanford couldn’t get their offense going in this game and turned the ball over 4 times. The Stanford offense is averaging 17 points per game with 139 rushing yards and 160.1 passing yards per game. Ryan Burns is completing 62.5% of his passes for 1058 yards, 5 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions for Stanford. Christian McCaffrey has rushed for 612 yards and 3 scores, while Bryce Love has rushed for 261 yards for the Cardinal. Trenton Irwin has caught 26 passes for 322 yards, while Michael Rector has caught 21 passes for 257 yards and 1 touchdown for Stanford. The Stanford defense is giving up 20.3 points per game with 139.7 rushing yards and 226.1 passing yards per game. Solomon Thomas has led the Stanford defense with 36 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, and 5.5 sacks, while Dallas Lloyd has added 31 tackles and 3 interceptions. Conrad Ukropina has gone 8-11 on field goals for Stanford, with a long of 50 yards.

Stanford is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 conference games. The under is 5-1 in Stanford’s last 6 games on grass. Arizona is 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The over is 5-1 in Arizona’s last 6 conference games. The over is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings.

Stanford comes into this game after playing a bad offensive game against Colorado. Arizona has only 2 wins this season and tends to struggle on defense. The bad defense that Arizona has is a great opportunity for Stanford to find their feet on offense. I like Stanford to bounce back in this game. 

Stanford Cardinal -5.5

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