June 30, 2021
2021 Arizona Wildcats Betting Odds, Predictions, Preview
It was a terrible season for Arizona football in 2020. They opened with a 34-30 loss at home to USC as 15-point underdogs, grabbing the cover. That was easily their most impressive game, as it quickly went downhill after that.
The Wildcats ended up losing every game by at least 11 points, failing to cover each of the final four outings, including a disgusting 70-7 effort against rival Arizona State on Dec. 11 in the Territorial Cup game. Arizona football allowed 70 for the first time since 1949, and it was their 12th consecutive loss overall, costing head coach Kevin Sumlin his job.
Jedd Fisch, an assistant with the New England Patriots, takes over at the helm. He is an offensive-minded coach who is being counted upon to turn things around in the desert. And honestly, they can't get much worse.
The Wildcats averaged just 17.4 PPG in 2020, and it will be nearly impossible not to improve on that. QBs Gunner Cruz and Jordan McCloud transfer in, and redshirt freshman QB Will Plummer is also vying for the starting job. RB Michael Wiley looks to take the reins in the backfield, and transfer RB Drake Anderson also tosses his hat in the ring. So the cupboard isn't exactly bare, but might take time to jell together.
While Fisch's hiring is lauded, and the offense should be better immediately, the defense was also in shreds. The hiring of Don Brown as defensive coordinator, formerly of Michigan, is considered a huge get. LB Alex Navarro-Silva will help a linebacker corps in desperate need of help, and DL Jalen Harris looks to better a unit which got to the quarterback just twice in five games. The Wildcats need a lot of work, but several transfers will get a chance to make big improvements immediately. It will take time, however.
The Wildcats have a brutal road schedule, and they'll likely go winless away from home. A win over FCS Northern Arizona is likely, although not necessarily a certainty after last season. They might be able to win another game in conference, but UNDER 2.5 wins looks like in this rebuild. It won't take long for Fisch and Brown to turn things around, however. It just won't happen in 2021.
Preseason Best Bet: Under 2.5 Wins (-113)
2021 Arizona Wildcats Schedule
Win Total Odds
Arizona Odds to win 2021 Pac-12 Championship
The Wildcats will likely be eliminated by mid-October from a spot in the league title game, as road games against Oregon and Colorado, and home games against UCLA and Washington to start the conference schedule is brutal.
Arizona Odds to Win 2021-22 College Football Playoff
Even when Arizona was a bowl team, they weren't close to competing for a playoff spot. Coming off an 0-5 season, and with 12 straight losses heading into 2021, they couldn't be further from the CFP.
2020 Arizona Wildcats Betting Results
Betting on the 2021 Arizona Wildcats
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