Arizona Wildcats vs Washington State Cougars Prediction, Picks and Game Preview - 11/19/2021

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 9:00 pm ET, Friday, November 19, 2021
Venue:  Martin Stadium, Pullman, WA
Where to Watch:  Pac-12 Network

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Arizona +15, WSU -15; Over/Under:  52.5 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Arizona +15, WSU -15; Over/Under:  52.5 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Arizona +15.5, WSU -15.5; Over/Under:  53.5 points
 

Season Record

Arizona Wildcats:  1-9 (6th place, Pac-12 South)
Washington State Cougars:  5-5 (3rd place, Pac-12 North)
 
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Arizona Wildcats vs Washington State Cougars Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
Arizona Wildcats:  lost at home on Nov. 13 against the Utah Utes 38-29.
Washington State Cougars:  lost on the road on Nov. 13 against the Oregon Ducks 38-24.
 
 
 

Arizona Wildcats Analysis

Arizona is coming into this game with a 1-9 record overall and they are 0-3 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. This will be their 8th conference matchup of the year and they are currently 1-6 in their conference games this season. They only have 1 win all season but they are coming into this game off of a loss in their last game. Will Plummer played alright in that game as he completed 19/34 passes for 223 yards and 1 touchdown. He also led the team in rushing with 50 yards and 1 TD on the ground on 10 carries. Dorian Singer led the receivers with 84 yards on 5 receptions while Stanley Berryhill III had 52 yards on 4 receptions. Michael Wiley caught the lone touchdown pass in that one. Jerry Roberts led the defense in that game with 7 solo tackles and 3 assisted ones. Jalen Harris recorded the only sack in that game for them while no one on the defense was able to come up with an interception in that one. They have scored 173 points in their 10 games this season averaging 17.3 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 295 points against them allowing 29.5 PPG. Their offense is averaging 351.1 YPG while their defense is allowing 367.4 YPG.
 
 

Washington State Cougars Analysis

WSU is coming into this game with a 5-5 record overall and they are 3-3 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. This will be the 8th conference matchup on their schedule this year and they are currently 4-3 in their conference games this season. They have lost 2 of their last 3 games and are coming into this one off of a loss in their last game. Jayden de Laura struggled in that game as he completed 20/36 passes for 280 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Deon McIntosh led the team in rushing with 57 yards on 9 carries while Max Borghi led the team in carries with 10 for 41 yards. De Laura ran in 1 TD on the ground as well. Travell Harris had a nice day as he led the receivers with 109 yards and 1 touchdown on 8 receptions while Calvin Jackson Jr. had 87 yards on 4 receptions. De'Zhaun Stribling caught the other touchdown pass in that one. Jahad Woods led the defense in that game with 10 solo tackles and 2 assisted ones. Brennan Jackson recorded the only sack in that game for them while no one on the defense was able to come up with an interception for them in that one. They have scored 257 points in their 10 games this season averaging 25.7 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 260 points against them allowing 26 PPG. Their offense is averaging 338.1 YPG while their defense is allowing 354 YPG.
 

 

Arizona vs Washington State Prediction

Arizona is coming into this game as a 15 point underdog with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. Arizona finally got their first win of the season two weeks ago and have been playing much better in their last 3 games, staying close to their opponent in all of those games. WSU is not even playing that well right now and they have not beat a single FBS opponent by more than 15 points all season. This would be the first game they do that in this season and Arizona has really picked up their play recently. They will not be a pushover in this game so the best bet to place in this one is on Arizona to cover the spread here.
 
Arizona Washington State Prediction:  Our NCAAF Pick for Friday, November 19, 2021 (9:00 pm ET start time) is WSU 21 Arizona 17.
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NCAAF Betting Trends

 
Arizona Wildcats: 149-190 ATS in all games. 29-35 ATS when the total is between 49.5 and 56. 89-93 ATS as an underdog. 50-54 ATS as a road underdog. 70-81 ATS in road games. 102-126 ATS against conference opponents.
Washington State Cougars: 25-21 ATS as a favorite of 10.5 to 21 points. 172-168 ATS in all games. 81-79 ATS in home games. 124-121 ATS against conference opponents.
 

Key Injuries

 
Arizona Wildcats:  T. Hayward (LB) Ques Fri - Undisclosed injury. J. Brown (DL) Ques Fri - Personal. G. Cruz (QB) out for season - Thumb injury. J. McCloud (QB) out for season - Leg injury.
Washington State Cougars:  A. Archie (DB) Out indefinitely - Undisclosed injury. B. Gray (WR) Out indefinitely - Undisclosed injury. R. Bell (WR) out for season - Knee injury.
 

Notable Quotes

 
"That was the most upset I've seen our locker room in a while. And I think it's because they feel like we're there. ... You go into the game with an expectation of winning." - Jedd Fisch on his team’s loss to Utah in their last game.
 
 
“There’s no quit in this team. I’m proud of their resolve and togetherness. … I’m proud of their effort. I give credit to Oregon. They’re tough, physical and they just didn’t make mistakes. We kept punching, we kept swinging. I think we played 60 minutes of football. We just ended up coming up short.” - Jake Dickert on his team’s loss to Oregon in their last game.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Arizona Wildcats
WR Cunningham, Tayvian 
WR Casteel, BJ 
WR Berryhill III, Stanley 
TE Lines, Alex 
QB Plummer, Will 
RB Rocker Jr., Stevie 
FB Markoff, Clay 
 
Washington State Cougars
WR Stribling, De'Zhaun 
WR Ollie, Donovan 
WR Jackson Jr., Calvin 
WR Harris, Travell 
QB de Laura, Jayden 
RB Borghi, Max 
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Arizona Wildcats
Passing: W. Plummer (1058)
Rushing: D. Anderson (267)
Receiving: S. Berryhill III (595)
Touchdowns: B. Curry (2)
 
Washington State Cougars
Passing: J. De Laura (2253)
Rushing: M. Borghi (612)
Receiving: C. Jackson Jr. (754)
Touchdowns: M. Borghi (8)
 
Coaches:
Arizona Wildcats: Jedd Fisch (1st season)
Washington State Cougars: Jake Dickert (Interim)


Amedeus Mastrangelo

About the Author:

Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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