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Washington vs. Arizona Picks, Best Bets and Prediction – September 30
By Athlon Betting,
Our computer model predicts a victory for the Washington Huskies when they play the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium on Saturday, September 30 at 10:00 PM ET -- for more information regarding the spread, over/under and final score, see below.
The Huskies are very heavy favorites (currently -20) in their game against the Wildcats, with the over/under being 66 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Huskies are -1100 and the Wildcats are +700.)
The Huskies enter this matchup after a 59-32 win over the California Golden Bears in their most recent outing. Last time out, the Wildcats knocked off the Stanford Cardinal 21-20.
The Huskies and their opponents have scored a combined total of more than 66 points two times this season (over four games).
The Wildcats' games last season had a combined scoring total higher than 66 points in five of 12 outings.
Washington put together an 8-5-0 ATS record last year.
Arizona covered six times in 12 chances against the spread last season.
The Huskies finished 8-2 in games they were favored on the moneyline last season (winning 80% of those games).
The Wildcats were underdogs in 10 games last season and won three (30%) of those contests.
Washington Key Players
This season, Michael Penix Jr. has put up 1,636 passing yards (409 yards per game) while completing 103 of 138 passes (74.6% completion percentage), with 16 touchdowns and two interceptions.
Dillon Johnson has run for a team-leading 149 yards on 25 attempts (37.3 yards per game) while scoring two touchdowns.
Will Nixon has run for 121 yards on 18 carries (30.3 yards per game) this year.
Rome Odunze has racked up 27 receptions for 544 yards, best on his team, and four touchdowns. He averages 136 receiving yards per game.
Ja'Lynn Polk's stat line this year shows 21 catches for 427 yards and four touchdowns. He averages 106.8 receiving yards per game.
Jalen McMillan has collected 311 yards on 20 receptions with three touchdowns, averaging 77.8 yards per game.
Arizona Key Players
Jayden de Laura leads Arizona with 1,069 passing yards (267.3 ypg) on 87-of-125 passing with nine touchdowns compared to five interceptions this season. He also adds 131 rushing yards (32.8 ypg) on 20 carries while scoring three touchdowns on the ground.
The team's top rusher, Michael Wiley, has carried the ball 40 times for 176 yards (44 per game), with one touchdown this year. He's also caught 15 passes for 132 yards (33 per game).
This season Jonah Coleman has rushed for 176 yards (44 per game) on 20 carries, while also catching 10 passes for 110 yards (27.5 per game) and one touchdown.
Tetairoa McMillan's 341 receiving yards (85.3 yards per game) lead the team. He has 21 receptions with three touchdowns.
Jacob Cowing has reeled in 27 passes for 231 yards (57.8 yards per game) and three touchdowns this year.
Tanner McLachlan's 10 receptions this season have resulted in 163 yards (40.8 ypg) and one touchdown.