Arizona Wildcats Football Looking to Snap Win Total Blues in 2023

Arizona Wildcats Football Looking to Snap Win Total Blues in 2023
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The Arizona Wildcats enter Year Three of the Jedd Fisch era, with fresh hope shown by the school’s highest preseason over-under win total in four years.

On the heels of a 5-7 campaign in which the program snapped its five-game losing streak to Arizona State, the Wildcats are hoping to turn the corner and become a hot ticket at Arizona sports betting sites.

The road to redemption begins Sept. 2 with a home game against Northern Arizona, before closing out the non-conference slate with games against Mississippi State on the road and UTEP at home.

BetArizona.com broke down how the Wildcats’ preseason win totals have fared at year’s end over the last decade — excluding the 2020 COVID-shortened campaign.

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Arizona Win Total Recent History

Year Preseason Win Total Season Record
20235.5TBA
20222.55-7
20214.51-11
2020N/A0-5
20197.04-8
20188.05-7
20175.57-6
20166.03-9
20157.07-6
20146.510-4
20137.58-5
Total4-4-1

Caesars Sportsbook Arizona lists USC as the favorite to win the Pac 12 at +170. Oregon and Washington are tied for second at +330.

Arizona has the ninth-best odds at +5500.

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Recent Wildcats Hard to Predict

The Wildcats have split against their preseason win totals since 2013, clearing the mark four times and falling below it just as many.

The school’s biggest Arizona sports betting apps win total clear came in 2014, when Arizona won 10 games and played in the Fiesta Bowl after having a preseason win total of 6.5.

Conversely, Arizona’s biggest win total dive came in 2021, when they went 1-11 in Fisch’s first season after having a preseason win total of 4.5.

This fall, the Wildcats will have the services of junior quarterback Jayden de Laura and senior wideout Jacob Cowing to count on offensively.

De Laura spent his first year in Tucson airing it out, with the Hawaiian throwing for 3,685 yards and 25 touchdowns with a QBR of 65.0 during the year.

Cowing had 85 receptions for 1,034 yards and seven touchdowns in his first season with the team after transferring from UTEP.

Throw in fourth-year starter Michael Wiley at running back and sophomore wideout Tetairoa McMillan, and you have as explosive an offense as any Arizona’s trotted out in recent years.

The Wildcats will look to put it all together, beginning with the team’s opener at home against the Lumberjacks on Sept. 2.

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Christopher Boan is the lead writer at BetArizona.com after covering sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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