|2012 Pac-12 College Football Week 5 Odds: Oregon State vs. Arizona|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 27 September 2012 08:30|
Oregon State vs. Arizona Odds
Oregon State is 2-0 on the season, 1-0 in the Pac-12 and 1-0 on the road. Arizona is 3-1 overall, 3-0 at home and 0-1 in conference play. The Wildcats are 2-2 against the spread this season while the Beavers are 2-0 ATS. Oregon State has won 5 of the last 6 against Arizona.
Trends show that Oregon State is 11-2 against the spread in its last 13 meetings with Arizona and 5-0 ATS in its last 5 trips to Arizona. The road team has actually covered the spread in 6 of the last 8 games in this series.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Arizona is the slight favorite at home in this game, as the Wildcats are getting odds of -2.5 points against Oregon State. The over/under total has been set at 56.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds had Arizona as a 3-point favorite at home. The spread has not been any higher than that and dipped as low as 2 points before settling in at Arizona -2.5.
Oregon State is coming off 27-20 win at UCLA last week. The Beavers also beat Wisconsin 10-7 in its only other game. The Beavers are 113th in scoring right now at just 18.5 points per game, but they are allowing just 13.5 points per contest. The team has been led by a strong passing attack thus far, as the Beavers are averaging 327.5 passing yards per game, which ranks 12th in the country. Leading Oregon State is quarterback Sean Mannion, who has thrown for 655 yards and three touchdowns.
Arizona started 3-0, but lost at Oregon, 49-0 last week. The Wildcats just couldn’t hold the Ducks down and produce offense at the same time. This year, Arizona is averaging 34.8 points per game on offense, but allowing 26 points per game on defense. Leading the Arizona offense this year is quarterback Matt Scott, who has thrown for 1,205 yards and 7 TDs. Scott has also run for 199 yards and two scores.
In terms of Injuries, neither team has listed any injuries for this game.