Wildcats visit Huskies in Week 5 NCAAF clash

Arizona Wildcats Washington Huskies

In a battle between unbeaten wannabe Pac-12 contenders No. 16 Washington takes on 3-0 Arizona at CenturyLink Field in Seattle Saturday night (7 pm ET, Fox).

In the early Pac 12 wagering the Huskies, who just pounded Idaho State 56-0, were favored by seven points over the Wildcats, who drubbed U-Dub last year 52-17.

The Wildcats will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-0-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Huskies are 2-1 ATS. Arizona is 1-2 against the total, while Washington is 1-2 versus the number.

View Arizona Wildcats vs Washington Huskies Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook.ag had set the Huskies as -7-point favorites on the opening line for this contest but it was bet to -10 by Friday. The total was 61.5 at SportBet

The game pits the Huskies, currently No. 39 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Wildcats, who rate No. 42 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 37-44 upset victory for the Wildcats.

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Arizona won its last outing, a 38-13 result against UTSA on September 14. Arizona earned a push in that game as a 25-point favorite, while the 51 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 42.67 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 3 this week at 8.67 PPG. The Huskies aerial game is averaging 325.33 yards per game, more than the Wildcats secondary allows through the air, 192.67 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Wildcats feature the league's No. 40-rated road run defense, allowing 136 yards per game. Washington, meanwhile, ranks No. 13 in rushing offense at home.

A few Wildcats at Huskies trends to consider:
Arizona is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Arizona's last 12 games
Arizona is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Arizona is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Washington is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
Washington is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Washington is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Washington is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Arizona at Southern Cal, Thursday, October 10th
Washington at Stanford, Saturday, October 5th

 

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