Betting line favors Ducks over Wildcats
Arizona Wildcats vs Oregon Ducks Odds
The Oregon Ducks, the favorites to win the Pac-12's North Division this season, and the Arizona Wildcats, who are just hoping to make a dent in the Pac-12 standings, begin their conference seasons when they meet Saturday night in Eugene (10:30 pm ET ESPN).
The 3-0 Ducks, who have moved to No. 3 in this week's AP poll, are favored by 24 points over the 'Cats, who are off to a 3-0 start for new head coach Rich Rodriguez.
Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Wildcats in this one found them as 26.5-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Ducks sit at No. 33 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Wildcats are at No. 4 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Ducks will win this game 65-64.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oregon's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 54 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 37 this week at 18.3 PPG. The Ducks aerial game is averaging 267.3 yards per game, more than the Wildcats secondary allows through the air, 240.7 YPG per game.
Arizona was a 56-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against S. Carolina St. There was no line on the game due to the fact a non-board team was involved. Arizona cruised to victory in its last outing, as they ran up a 56-0 score against S. Carolina St at Arizona Stadium.
Oregon was a 63-14 winner in its last match at home against Tennessee Tech. The game involved a non-board team, hence there was no line or total on it. Marcus Mariota throttled the Golden Eagles defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 308 yards as Oregon handed Tennessee Tech a 63-14 defeat.
Arizona Wildcats Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 2-8
Oregon Ducks Trends:
When playing in September are 9-1
When playing on turf are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing within the conference are 9-1
A few Wildcats at Ducks trends to consider:
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing Oregon
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games on the road
Arizona is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 games
Oregon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Oregon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Oregon is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Arizona
Oregon is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing Arizona
Arizona home to Oregon State, Saturday, September 29
Oregon at Washington State, Saturday, September 29