College Football Picks: Bet Arizona -8 to Win in Style at Home Against Oregon State

Steven Suarez

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 2:17 PM UTC

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 2:17 PM UTC

The Wildcats have gotten whooped two straight weeks, but they figure to bounce back in style this weekend at home to Oregon State, at least if the college football odds are anything to go by.

Odds Overview
Current College Football Odds vary depending on where you look, with a range starting at eight points but going up to nine and a half at some sites, with Arizona favored of course.

The Beavers offense has struggled, but the Wildcats have a pretty potent team that can put up points in a hurry when they're clicking, and they're expected to account for a large majority of the 61.5-point total that's been posted.


Arizona Wildcats
The Wildcats opened the season with three pretty dominant victories, but the competition has reached a new level now that we're in conference play, and they've found that out the hard away. First they lost 56-30 at home to UCLA, and this past weekend they got demolished 55-17 on the road to Stanford.

While those results are undeniably poor, it should be noted that starting QB Anu Solomon had to leave the loss to Bruins early and was then unable to play against the Cardinal. Who knows what would have ended up happening if he was healthy enough to play, as he's had an outstanding season so far in 2015.

As of now, Solomon is listed as questionable to suit up this weekend. His return would be a big boost, as Jerrard Randall hasn't been nearly as effective at the helm of the offense. Though he's a terrific athlete and has made a number of good plays with his legs, he's completed just 44.7 percent of his passes this season. Meanwhile, Solomon is at 65.2 percent and has a spotless 11:0 TD:INT ratio to go with 90 rushing yards and a score. Arizona needs him back desperately.


Oregon State Beavers
Consistency has not been Oregon State's friend so far.

Heading into week six of the college football season, the Beavers have alternated wins and losses over their first four games. Their two losses have come against two strong programs in Michigan and Stanford, but they at least didn't embarass themselves in the 18-point defeat to the Cardinal.

Ranked 192nd in points scored (23.0) and 81st in points against (26.2 per game allowed), it's clear Oregon State is far from being a team to be reckoned with in the college football landscape. Seth Collins has five touchdowns against only one interception, and while it's encouraging that he's avoided a lot of big mistakes, it's not like the Beavers offense has been making things happen. They're going to have to figure it quickly if they want any hopes of keeping pace with Arizona this weekend.


NCAA Football Pick
We have a good feeling Arizona will not only win, but win in style back at home against an Oregon State team that hasn't been impressive at all.

The simple matter of fact is the Wildcats are the way more talented team and should be proving that true on Saturday. Sure, the status of Solomon is important, and we would like Arizona even more if he was able to take the field, but we still like the chances of a big Wildcats victory even if Randall picks up the start again. He's proven immensely dangerous with his legs despite his shortcomings as a passer, and this Beavers team isn't anything to be scared of.

With that said, let's add Arizona to our collection of College Football Picks and side with them to win handidly at home. You better believe the Wildcats will be eager to make it up to their supporters after they were crushed by UCLA inside Arizona Stadium in their latest matchup at home. Don't be scared off by the seemingly high number on the board.

College Football Pick: Arizona Wildcats -8 at 5Dimes

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