Arizona makes its 28th trip to the Women’s College World Series this week, facing long Arizona sports betting odds in the eight-team national championship tournament.
The Wildcats (38-20 overall, 8-16 Pac-12) reached Oklahoma City despite being a third seed in the Columbia (Missouri) regional, where they knocked off 15th-seeded Missouri. Then Arizona dispatched Mississippi State in the Super Regional round over the weekend.
Those victories set the table for Arizona, under first-year head coach Caitlin Lowe, to advance to the WCWS — with a first-round clash against seventh-seeded Oklahoma State at 6:30 p.m. Arizona time on Thursday on ESPN.
Women’s College World Series Schedule
Thursday, June 2
Game 1: Texas vs. No. 5 UCLA, 9 a.m., ESPN
Game 2: No. 9 Northwestern vs. No. 1 Oklahoma, 10:30 a.m., ESPN
Game 3: Oregon State vs. No. 14 Florida, 4 p.m., ESPN
Game 4: Arizona vs. No. 7 Oklahoma State, 6:30 p.m., ESPN
Friday, June 3
Game 5: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 4 p.m.
Game 6: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 4
Game 7: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, noon
Game 8: Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 4 p.m.
Wildcats Face Long WCWS Odds
Caesars Sportsbook Arizona and DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona have futures odds on the 2022 WCWS.
The Emperor lists Lowe’s team at +2500 to win the 2022 WCWS, ranking seventh out of eight teams.
Meanwhile, DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona list the Wildcats at +3000 to win the program’s ninth national title, coming in a tie for sixth overall.
Women’s College World Series Odds
Where Arizona Stands Entering Thursday’s WCWS Opener
DraftKings Sportsbook is the only major outlet among Arizona sports betting apps to list game-by-game odds on this year’s WCWS.
They have the Wildcats as a sizable underdog against Oklahoma State, with moneyline odds of +215. The over/under is 7.5 runs.
So far this season, Arizona has averaged 6.1 runs per game, while pitchers Hanah Bowen and Devyn Netz have combined to give up 2.3 runs per game in 62 combined appearances.
The Wildcats look to advance to the WCWS championship series for the first time in 12 years. A year ago, Arizona advanced to the WCWS but lost its first two games (Alabama, 5-1; Florida State, 4-3).