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Arizona Wildcats vs. Washington State Cougars Predictions, Odds, Picks

Nov. 19, 2021
Eytan Shander
VI Betting Expert
VegasInsider.com

The Wildcats haven’t packed it in quite yet still battling late in the season despite it being a rebuild for Arizona. Washington State comes in looking to move above .500 and finish the season strong, possibly with a winning record. Washington State will host Arizona at 9:00 p.m. ET Friday night on the Pac-12 Network.

Score Prediction

Washington State 33, Arizona 14

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Under

Washington State -15.5

Arizona Wildcats vs. Washington State Cougars Predictions

The season has been over for the Wildcats yet here they are playing hard despite having only one win. The problem for Arizona in this particular game will be stopping WSU’s passing attack. It’s why Arizona won’t be able to keep up, and will be on the wrong side of a blowout loss.

The Cats fought hard and played well in their loss to Utah, but it’s hard to sustain each week for a bad team. Arizona doesn’t have much going for them except they’ve played teams close in more than half of their losses. The reality is WSU is simply the better team, by a mile.

You can throw all over Arizona and make no mistake, that’s the game plan for Washington State. The Cats just give up yards in the air, and 200 seems more like a floor than a ceiling for opposing QBs. WSU’s QB Jayden De Laura should have plenty of time against a mediocre pass rush.

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Arizona Wildcats vs. Washington State Cougars Betting Resources

  • Matchup: Pac-12
  • Date: Friday, November 19, 2021
  • Venue: Martin Stadium
  • Location: Pullam, Washington
  • TV-Time: Pac-12 - 9:00 p.m. ET



Arizona Wildcats Betting Analysis

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 1-9
  • ATS: 6-4
  • O/U: 4-6
  • ATS - Home: 4-3
  • ATS - Away: 2-1

The Arizona offense has undergone some changes throughout the year, but Will Plummer was the plan at QB. His 7 INTs did lead to Gunner Cruz and even Jordan McCloud getting reps. The run game isn’t much better, just two backs carry the majority of the workload. Drake Anderson has just 267 yards on 73 attempts, and Michael Wiley with 251 yards on 79 attempts. Stanley Berryhill III leads the team – by a wide margin – with 595 yards off 68 grabs, but just one TD on the year. No player on Arizona has more than two receiving TDs.

Washington State Cougars Betting Analysis

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 5-5
  • ATS: 6-4
  • O/U: 4-6
  • ATS - Home: 3-3
  • ATS - Away: 3-1

Things are a little more consistent at the QB position for the Cougars. Jayden de Laura leads the team with 2,253 passing yards and 19 TDs. Max Borghi is the team’s leading rusher with 612 yards and 8 scores on the ground. Deon McIntosh adds 416 yards and two scores. Calvin Jackson and Travell Harris are the two leading receivers. Jackson has 754 yards and 5 scores, and Harris has 683 yards adding 7 scores.

Inside the Stats - Arizona Wildcats

  • Record: 1-9
  • VI Ranking: 119
  • Points Scored: 173
  • Points Allowed: 295
  • PS/G: 17.3 (121st)
  • PA/G: 29.5 (90th)

Inside the Stats - Washington State Cougars

  • Record: 5-5
  • VI Ranking: 57
  • Points Scored: 257
  • Points Allowed: 260
  • PS/G: 25.7 (85th)
  • PA/G: 26 (65th)

Key Players to Watch

  • ZONA: Michael Wiley - RB (79 carries, 251 yards, 4 Total TDs)
  • ZONA: Stanley Berryhill III - WR (68 catches, 595 yards TD)
  • WAST: Jayden De Laura - QB (180/287, 2,253 yards, 19 TD, 9 INT)
  • WAST: Travell Harris - WR (62 catches, 683 yards, 7 TD)

Arizona Wildcats vs. Washington State Cougars Betting Conclusion

Hard to ignore the Wildcats record ATS when they’ve only won one game, but this is not sustainable on any platform. Arizona just can’t move the ball like Washington State can and falling behind will be the final nail in the Wildcats’ coffin.

Because Arizona will struggle to score, we can continue to favor the under, especially with Washington State being able to run out the clock in the second half. The 15 points may seem like a trap for WSU, but don’t be fooled, the trap is believing Arizona can compete.

Arizona Wildcats vs. Washington State Cougars Betting Trends

  • Washington State has covered the spread in six of its last seven games.
  • Washington State has won 15 of its last 22 home games.
  • Arizona has covered the spread in four of its last five games.
  • Arizona has gone UNDER the point total in four of its last six games.


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