Washington State Cougars (4-2) at Arizona Wildcats (5-2)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 24, 2015, 4:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -8.5 -- Over/Under:
The Washington State Cougars will travel to play the Arizona Wildcats this Saturday in a Pac-12 conference game.
The Arizona Wildcats are coming off of a narrow win against Colorado last week. The Arizona offense is averaging 41.7 points per game with 542.4 yards per game. Quarterback Anu Solomon leads the Arizona offense with 1404 yards, 13 touchdowns, and still 0 interceptions. Nick Wilson leads the Arizona rushing attack with 683 yards and 8 touchdowns. Wilson is questionable this week for Arizona; backup Jared Baker averages 470 yards and 3 touchdowns. Cayleb Jones is the Arizona leading receiver with 364 yards and 1 touchdown. David Richards also catches passes for Arizona who has 352 yards and 4 touchdowns. The Arizona defense has allowed 30.6 points per game with 426 yards per game. Arizona’s defense has 13 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries, and 6 interceptions. Arizona’s shaky defense will have their hands full against the Washington State passing attack this week.
The Washington State Cougars are coming off of a victory against Oregon State this past weekend. The Washington State offense is averaging 35 points per game with 485.3 yards per game. Quarterback Luke Falk leads the WSU offense with 2371 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions. Gerard Wicks leads the WSU rushing attack with 288 yards and 1 touchdown. Gabe Marks is the big play receiver for the Washington State passing game with 620 yards and 6 touchdowns. Washington State’s defense has allowed 29.2 points per game with 416.8 yards per game. The WSU defense has 6 interceptions, 5 fumble recoveries, and 15 sacks. Washington State’s offense is really heating up and they are putting up a lot of points. They should be able to put up points against Arizona but can their defense make enough stops is the question.
Washington State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The over is 4-1 in WSU’s last 5 road games. Arizona is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games. The over is 7-1 in Arizona’s last 8 games overall. The underdog is 10-3 ATS in these two teams last 13 meetings.
Washington State’s passing attack will have success against a weak Arizona defense this week. Arizona should also be able to put up points, so this game will come down to what defense can make the important stop. I think Washington State is playing with confidence this season and will at least keep this game within a touchdown.