College football odds handicappers have a lot of respect for Arizona; however, as they are a leading favorite with the college football lines to win the Pac 10.
Arizona is ranked 18th in the BCS standings and will host Washington Saturday night. Sports-Gambling opened with Arizona as a 7.5 point home favorite over Washington. Kickoff on ESPN is set for 10:20 PM Eastern.
The Washington Huskies have a college football betting record of 3-3 straight up and 2-4 against the spread. Washington defeated Oregon State in overtime last week 35-34 but failed to cover as 1.5 point home chalks as they stopped an OSU 2-point conversion attempt to end the game.
Washington is 2-1 in the Pac 10 and has won at USC this year. The Huskies strength is with quarterback Jake Locker who has passed for 1431 yards and is a leading NFL prospect. The defense remains shaky and ranked 98th.
The Arizona Wildcats have a college football gambling record of 5-1 straight up and 3-3 against the spread. Arizona scored a 24-7 win at Washington State last week as 22.5 point favorites. Arizona beat an impressive Iowa team earlier this year and was upset at home by Oregon State to also stand at 2-1 in the Pac 10 behind 3-0 Oregon.
Arizona has the 8th ranked passing attack in the country but quarterback Nick Foles is doubtful for this one due to a knee injury, which helps even up the matchup for the Huskies. Arizona will be even more reliant on their 7th ranked scoring defense.
Washington’s win at USC proves that they are a dangerous Pac 10 road dog and they now have a clear quarterback edge with Locker if Foles cannot answer the bell.
Washington has covered just 3 out of their last 12 road games while Arizona has paid out in 14 of their last 2 at home. The dog has beaten the college football odds in 11 out of the last 12 meetings in this head to head series and the road team has paid out in 10 of the last 13 between these two teams.
The series has gone over the total in 4 out of the last 5 matchups.