Arizona Wildcats Football Betting Odds and Guide

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By David Caraviello

It’s a new day in Arizona, on and off the field. A new head coach arrives to guide the Arizona Wildcats football team, bringing with him hope of a turnaround. And with Arizona joining the states that have legalized sports betting, players of all types will be able to share in the thrill of every big touchdown or last-second field goal.

Welcome to your Arizona Wildcats football betting guide, where you’ll learn about odds, spreads, types of bets, and everything else you’ll need to get the most out of betting on one of Arizona’s most popular sports. Most importantly we'll show you how to get the best Arizona Wildcats odds in the new AZ online sports betting market.

Arizona Wildcats Betting Lines and Odds

Arizona football odds can be different from one online sportsbook to the next. In some cases, an extra half-point on a spread can be the difference between winning and losing your bet on the Wildcats. That means it’s important to shop around and visit several different online sportsbooks to find the best odds for the bet you’re making. BetArizona.com makes that process easy by displaying updated odds from several top Arizona sportsbooks in one easy-to-read grid. That means no clicking all over to comparison shop when sports betting in Arizona. You can find everything in one place.

Types of Bets Allowed For Wildcats Betting in AZ

Just as college football offers several ways for teams to attack opposing defenses, sports gambling in Arizona presents several different methods for wagering on the Arizona Wildcats. Here are some of the most common wagers that bettors can make:

Moneyline

The most fundamental sports bet: you’re wagering on one team to win. A positive number represents the amount you can win with each $100 bet on an underdog (such as Arizona +1200), while a negative number (such as Arizona State -400) is the amount you have to wager on a favorite to win $100. Moneyline bets are tailor-made for betting on underdogs, given that a large positive number can mean big winnings in the event of an upset.

Point Spread

A wager in which you’re choosing a team to win by more than a specified number of points or lose by less than that same amount. A line of Arizona -1½ means the favored Wildcats must win by at least two points for the bet to win. Once again, a positive number indicates an underdog: Arizona +3 means the Wildcats must lose by less than that number, or win outright, for the bet to win. The amount the bettor collects is different from the spread, typically in odds of -110 — meaning it will cost you $110 to win $100.

Point Total (over/under)

A wager on whether the total number of points scored in a game will exceed or fall below a total set by the sportsbook — such as 48.5 for Arizona at Washington. For instance, if the Wildcats win 28-24, the 52 combined points mean the over wins. Over/under bets also typically pay in odds of -110.

Prop Bets

Fun wagers that typically have nothing to do with who wins or loses and can be a great way for a new bettor to get started. Who’ll be the first player to score a touchdown? Will a quarterback throw for over or under a given number of yards? Prop bets are often reserved for big games that promise to see lots of betting action, relying heavily on chance.

Futures Bets

A bet on something — well, in the future. In college football, futures typically include a team winning its conference or division, making or winning the College Football Playoff or going over or under a set win total. Bettors can often receive much more favorable odds by wagering so far in advance, although there’s always the chance of an injury or some other unforeseen event ruining their chances.

Parlays

These are several wagers with different lines combined into one big bet. The more bets in a parlay, the more money you can collect; but if one bet loses, they all lose. Parlays can generate incredible excitement, especially if everything hinges on one outcome. But they’re also tough to win.

Arizona Wildcats Betting Apps

Most sports bets are placed online which is great given that Americans love their smartphones. That means the sportsbooks in Arizona must have functional apps that provide strong usability and response. A good sportsbook app is fast, easy to navigate, and makes it simple for the user to securely deposit funds and transfer winnings. And most importantly, it must be legal to use in the state where you’re betting — in this case, Arizona. We thoroughly vet the sportsbooks featured on this site, displaying only those that prioritize mobile betting by developing safe, enjoyable, and easy-to-use wagering apps.

Is Betting on College Football Legal in Arizona?

Sports betting in Arizona became legal on April 15, 2021, when Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation allowing for 20 online licenses and 20 retail licenses. Sportsbook partnered with local tribes and sports teams went live on Sept. 9. Players must be at least 21 years old to bet and must be physically in the state of Arizona to place wagers.

How to Bet on AZ Wildcats Football Online

College football is a huge sports betting market because of its array of early-season inter-conference matchups, weekly league clashes and its host of bowl games. A typical week can feature 80 games, with various bets available on each one, leading to countless wagering opportunities on teams like the Arizona Wildcats. And online sports betting is popular for a reason: it allows bettors greater flexibility, so they can jump on the best bet for them. Savvy bettors aren’t tied to one online sportsbook; they register with several, taking advantage of the bonuses and perks offered by each and giving themselves more wagering options in the process.

Registering at an online sportsbook is easy and begins with entering an email address, user name and password. Sites will usually verify your location, given that states like Arizona allow wagering only within their borders. You’ll also have to enter a birthdate to certify that you meet the age requirement to bet. After that, users receive a confirmation email. Funds can be deposited through a “deposit” button that’s usually evident on the site’s home page. After that — place your bets!

AZ Wildcats Football Betting Strategy and Tips

Placing prudent bets with a chance to win, though, takes a little more work than simply plunking down cash on the Wildcats. Savvy bettors enhance their chances of cashing out by using legal and reputable online sportsbooks, shopping around for more favorable betting odds, varying the types of bets they make, and staying up to date on news and line moves that impact the teams they’re wagering on. And many rely on specific strategies that guide how they place their bets, such as:

Home Versus Away

It’s no secret that most teams perform better at home, which makes the strategy of betting on the home team a simple one for those new to the practice. And given the Wildcats’ status as a rebuilding program, they will be the underdog often, even on their home turf. That should translate into favorable Arizona odds, particularly on the moneyline, and opportunities for nice betting wins.

Reverse NCAA Football Line Movement

Betting lines are influenced by action, and they shift to keep even money on both sides. But sometimes, a line shifts for seemingly no discernable reason and to the benefit of the underdog. This reverse line movement is caused by bets from professional gamblers who recognize something in the matchup that the gambling public can’t see. So if Arizona suddenly shifts from a 6½-point underdog to a 4-point underdog against Arizona State, for example, then pay attention.

Shop the Lines

This is the process of searching various online sportsbooks to find the best Arizona odds. Little differences can mean a lot; an extra half-point on a spread can absolutely mean the difference between winning and losing, while getting +1200 verses +1000 on the moneyline can mean an extra $200 won for every $100 wagered. Odds and spreads definitely vary from one site to another, and shopping for the best AZ betting odds can maximize profit.

Bankroll Management

Successful sports bettors manage their money and don’t place everything on a single wager. A good rule of thumb is to not exceed 5% of your bankroll on any single bet — which, if you have $1,000 to bet, means no wagers bigger than $50. Make your bigger bets on the wagers that you have the most confidence in, and stick to the 5% rule even if you’re winning. That means you’re always betting in proportion to the amount of money you have on hand.

Live Betting Strategy

Live betting is the opportunity to wager while the game is going on, and most online sportsbooks offer it. The goal is to strike when the odds are most favorable, to try to maximize your potential profit. If a favored team falls behind in the first half, bettors who are wagering live can score a much better number than they would have before kickoff, given that the favorite still has a good chance to come from behind and win.

AZ Wildcats Football Schedule

Date Opponent Location
Sept. 4BYULas Vegas
Sept. 11San Diego StateTucson
Sept. 18 Northern ArizonaTucson
Sept. 25OregonEugene, Ore.
Oct. 9UCLATucson
Oct. 16ColoradoBoulder, Colo.
Oct. 22WashingtonTucson
Oct. 30USCLos Angeles
Nov. 13UtahTucson
Nov. 19Washington StatePullman, Wash.
Nov. 27Arizona StateTempe

Streaming Arizona Wildcats Football Games

Streaming options for Arizona football depend on which television networks are broadcasting their games. ESPN will broadcast the opener against BYU and the Oct. 22 contest against Washington, meaning streams of those games will be available through the ESPN app. Pac-12 Network is set to broadcast the San Diego State, Northern Arizona and Washington State games, meaning those streams will be available through services like Fubo and Sling in addition to the streaming platforms offered by affiliated cable partners. Streams for the Wildcats’ other games won’t be known until those TV broadcasts are set, which sometimes doesn’t occur until two weeks before kickoff.

Arizona Wildcats Odds

The Wildcats made a change at head coach after last season, replacing the fired Kevin Sumlin with Jedd Fisch, most recently the quarterbacks coach for the NFL’s New England Patriots. Fisch takes over an Arizona football program that has lost 12 straight games, the longest skid in school history.

All of the sites we review offer college football games. NCAA Division 1 games offer the biggest variety of bets but Division 2 games are also available. Because options vary so much it is best to check out college games across several sportsbooks rather than stick to only one.

The Wildcats are a team from the University of Arizona in Tucson. They are a PAC-12 Conference team playing in the NCAA Division 1.

Gunner Cruz is the starting quarterback for the Arizona Wildcats. Coach Jedd Fisch has a two quarterback strategy so you will also see Will Plummer playing this season.

Contributors

David Caraviello

Reviewer since December 2018

Veteran sports journalist David Caraviello has covered college football, college basketball, motorsports and golf, covering all three US golf majors, the Daytona 500, SEC football and more. He has reported from every SEC football stadium during his career.

Interests: Online sports betting, Online gambling