Here is what you need to know about the Pac-12 crossover showdown between Arizona and Oregon, including how to bet and watch online.
The Oregon Ducks are coming off of a shocking loss on the road to Washington State and they are looking to put it in the past as they face the Arizona Wildcats. Arizona is coming off of a brutal loss of their own when they fell short to UCLA.
Oregon is one of the better teams in the Pac-12 but they are sitting fourth in the north at 2-2 in conference play. The Ducks are known for having a potent offense and they have not shied away from that averaging 461 yards per game to go along with 39 points a game.
Future first rounder Justin Herbert is leading the offense as he is throwing for 1,883 yards on 61 percent completion rating. He has a cast of talent around him featuring wide receiver Dillon Mitchell and running back CJ Verdell. Mitchell is leading the team I receiving yards with 608, he has three TDs along with 42 catches. Verdell leads the team in rushing with 586 yards and 109 carries on the season. The defense is not the best in the country but they get the job done, in total defense, they are 70th in the country defensive efficiency and 48th in total defense. Their front-seven is solid as Troy Dye is looking to make plays from his linebacker spot along with a good defensive line.
Arizona is having a disappointing season, to say the least, Khalil Tate isn’t having the season everybody hoped for due to myriad reasons, most recently an injured ankle that kept him out of last week’s game. He and Rhett Rodriguez have shared first-team reps this week in practice, but the starter remains a mystery.
Arizona averages 28 points a game and rank 15th in total offense with an average of 439 yards per game. They have a solid running game with JJ Taylor and Gary Brightwell who combined for 275 yards last week against UCLA. The Wildcats defense is the Achilles’ heel and could cost them against this high-octane offense.
How to watch and bet on Arizona vs. Oregon
Date: Saturday, Oct 27
Start Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
Location: Tuscon, Arizona
Stadium: Arizona Stadium
TV Info: ESPN
Odds: -9.5 Oregon
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Prediction: The Oregon offense is going to be too much for the Arizona defense to slow. The messy situation at quarterback for Arizona will stop them from keeping pace with Herbert and the Ducks as this game could turn into a blowout.
Oregon 49, Arizona 24