Check out our preview and prediction for this college football week one matchup for Arizona vs Oklahoma in San Antonio. Check out our picks for this NCAA showdown to win and cover the spread.
- Arizona’s passing yard average per game is 304.5.
- The defense of Oklahoma is giving up 12.3 yards per completion.
ARIZONA VS OKLAHOMA PREDICTION
On Thursday, December 28th at 9:15 ET, the Oklahoma Sooners and Arizona Wildcats will play. ESPN is airing the Wildcats vs. Sooners NCAAF match for the first week.Arriving as the 3-point road favorite, Arizona takes on the Sooners in this non-conference matchup. See my thoughts and recommendations for your wagers by continuing to read.
ARIZONA VS. OKLAHOMA MATCHUP AT A GLANCE
- Sport: College Football
- Teams: Oklahoma Sooners vs. Arizona Wildcats
- Where: Alamodome in San Antonio
- Date: December 28, Thursday
ARIZONA PREVIEW: WHAT’S NEXT FOR ARIZONA AFTER A LOSS?
Arizona’s record is now 9-3 as they get ready for this week’s matchup with Oklahoma after defeating Arizona State 59-23. Arizona has an ATS record of 7-2 based on their season average score differential of +13.5. Five times, the Wildcats were the favorite, and four times they were the underdog. The average over/under line in Arizona’s matchups over the last 12 games has been 57.2 points. With an average total score of 55.2 points from these games, OU has a 3-6 record.
Against Arizona State, the Wildcats completed 41 pass attempts, gaining 527 yards and five touchdowns. They scored three touchdowns on the ground while averaging 4.1 yards per carry in the running game. Arizona defeated Arizona State thanks to five touchdown passes from quarterback Noah Fifita. In all, he completed 73.2% of his throws for 527 yards and had a passer rating of 144.56.
Arizona gave up 306 yards to Arizona State on defense. This includes allowing 224 yards of total offense on the ground and 82 yards of passing. Regarding passing yards allowed per game, Arizona’s defense is rated 109th going into this match. Against the Wildcats, opponents pass the ball 32.3 times on average. They are 71st in college football in terms of points allowed per game (20.8). Their current ranking in the NCAA is 29th when it comes to rushing yards allowed.
OKLAHOMA PREVIEW: CAN OKLAHOMA RECOVER AFTER A LOSS?
Before this week’s game against Arizona, the Oklahoma Sooners had a 10-2 record that was above.500. This comes after they defeated TCU 69-45 in their previous game. Oklahoma has favored eleven games thus far and been the underdog in one. An average score differential of +20.9 and an ATS record of 8-4 have resulted from this. Oklahoma has a 7-5 over/under record thus far this season. Their matches have yielded a cumulative average score of 65.4 points, with an average over/under line of 61 points.
Against TCU, the Sooners threw the ball 38 times for 400 yards and three touchdowns in the passing game. They had five running scores in the end, averaging 5.2 yards per carry on the ground. QB Dillon Gabriel scored one touchdown on the ground and three touchdowns passing in Oklahoma’s most recent victory. He completed sixty-three percent of his passes for 400 yards during the course of the game.
By the end of the game, TCU had gained 520 total yards against the Sooners defense. 176 yards were gained through the run defense, as opposed to 344 in the passing game. With 22.2 points allowed per game coming into this week’s match, Oklahoma’s defense is ranked 80th in terms of points allowed. 129th in the nation, their opponents have been averaging 242.2 passing yards per game against them. They rank 79th in college football due to their 148.2 running yards allowed on the ground.
ARIZONA VS OKLAHOMA BETTING ODDS, TRENDS & ANALYSIS
Arizona has a 3-0 record while playing Oklahoma as the favorite during the last three times.
When Oklahoma is the underdog against Arizona, they have a strong track record against the spread, going 3-0 ATS with an average score differential of 19.
Arizona has moved from being -1.5 point favorites when the lines were first released to their current line of -3 (-109). On the other hand, Oklahoma is currently a +3 (-112) point home favorite. Arizona’s moneyline opened at -115, but it has now risen to -146, meaning their expected win percentage is now 59%. Oklahoma, however, has a moneyline of +121 and estimated odds of 45% at this time. The Sooners opened with a -105 moneyline.
KEY BETTING TRENDS
- Arizona is 2-1 ATS against the spread while playing on the road.
- Oklahoma’s record against the spread at home is 0-3 (last three).
- Oklahoma’s overall record (ATS) was 7-3 when they were the underdog in the previous ten games.
- Arizona has a 2-1 ATS record in their previous three games as the betting favorite.
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