Stanford favored by 12 against Arizona on Saturday
Arizona Wildcats vs Stanford Cardinal Odds
The 3-1 Stanford Cardinal look to bounce back after getting upset by Washington when they host the 3-2 Arizona Wildcats Saturday afternoon up on the Farm (3 pm ET, Fox).
The Cardinal, 1-1 in conference play, were early 12-point favorites over the 'Cats, who are 0-2 in conference, after losing at home to Oregon State.
Betting Line: The visitors opened as 12-point underdogs in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as of press time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.
Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 55 (Cardinal) and the No. 40 (Wildcats) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 37-33 result in favor of the Cardinal is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Stanford's No. 74-ranked offense (26 PPG) against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 79 at 28.4 PPG. The Cardinal passing attack has averaged 197.8 yards per game, less than the Wildcats give up through the air (284.4 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Wildcats own the league's No. 94-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 228 yards per game when on the road. Stanford, on the other hand, rates No. 89 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Arizona lost its last outing, a 38-35 result against Oregon State on September 29. Arizona failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 73 combined points took the game OVER the total. Matt Scott handled the Beavers defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 403 yards, but Arizona still lost to Oregon State 38-35.
Last time out for Stanford, they were a 17-13 loser as they battled Washington on the road. Stanford failed to cover in the match as a 7-point favorite, while 30 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Stanford lost its last outing 17-13 against Washington on Thursday, getting a 106-yard receiving performance from Zach Ertz in a losing cause at CenturyLink Field.
Arizona Wildcats Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 2-8
Stanford Cardinal Trends:
When playing in October are 9-1
When playing on grass are 8-2
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 8-2
A few Wildcats at Cardinal trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing on the road against Stanford
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arizona's last 8 games when playing Stanford
Arizona is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games on the road
Stanford is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Stanford is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games
Stanford is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Stanford's last 5 games when playing at home against Arizona
Arizona home to Washington, Saturday, October 20
Stanford at Notre Dame, Saturday, October 13