Oregon vs. Arizona Total Prediction
The Oregon Ducks stumbled last week in Pullman and will look to rebound on Saturday night when they visit the Arizona Wildcats at 10:30 p.m. ET. Is the total, which is sitting in the mid-60s, set too high for this game?
10:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, October 27, 2018
Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Ducks are 9.5-point favorites to beat the Wildcats. The total, meanwhile, sits at 65 points. As of this writing, 70% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Ducks.
Oregon junior QB Justin Herbert completed 25-of-44 passes for 270 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 34-20 loss to Washington State. Herbert additionally notched an eight-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter. He had several "wow" throws in this one -- as he has in every game -- but he was unable to finish off the comeback after the Ducks had pulled to within seven points midway through the fourth quarter. The junior gunslinger should be able to put up nice numbers against Arizona next weekend.
Arizona sophomore QB Rhett Rodriguez completed just 15-of-34 passes for 231 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Saturday's 31-30 loss at UCLA. Rodriguez was getting the starting nod in place of the injured Khalil Tate (ankle), and he was able to move the offense at times, but inaccuracy obviously killed him. The Wildcats posted 520 total yards, with 289 coming on the ground. If Tate is forced to miss more time it would be Rodriguez again taking the reins next weekend against an angry Oregon team in Tucson.
The over is 12-3-1 in the Ducks’ last 16 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
The under is 4-1 in the Wildcats’ last five games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
The under is a perfect 5-0 in the last five meetings between these two teams and I see the under cashing again Saturday night. The under is 4-1 in the Wildcats’ last five games overall, is 6-1 in their last seven conference games and is 4-0 in their last four games versus an opponent with a winning record. On the other side, the under is 9-1 in the Ducks’ last 10 road games and with Oregon playing the second game of a two-game road trip, this team could be worn down a little.
College Football Prediction: Oregon/Arizona under 65