Bookmakers are giving Arizona Football long odds for the 2021 season.

Arizona Football Facing Long Odds With Bookmakers in 2021

In 2021, Arizona football is currently undergoing a rebuilding phase characterized by a 12-game losing streak, a coaching transition, and the most unfavorable conference championship odds in the Pac-12.

The Arizona Wildcats have been ranked by multiple betting sites as having the longest odds to win the Pac-12 at +6600, trailing behind No. 11 choice Oregon State with odds of +4400.

Arizona State’s odds indicate potential to contend in the Pac-12.

The odds boards at top bookmakers are not inspiring, with DraftKings listing Arizona as a +3300 underdog to win the Pac-12 South. This puts them in last place among the division’s six teams, well behind fifth-place Colorado at +800.

PointsBet Arizona has placed the over-under win total for Arizona’s season at a low 2.5. The Wildcats are seen as a longshot with odds of +100000 to win the College Football Playoff national championship. It appears that Tucson is in for a tough season.

Jedd Fisch Assumes Control as New Coach

According to college football betting sites in Arizona, a program that experienced success in 2017 is now facing a bleak outlook. The team’s decline under former coach Kevin Sumlin, who oversaw three losing seasons in a row, including a winless 2020 season affected by COVID-19, has led to this pessimistic forecast. The season ended on a low note with a humiliating 70-7 defeat to rival Arizona State.

The Wildcats fired Sumlin the next day after starting the 2021 season with a 12-game losing streak, their last win being on Oct. 5, 2019. Jedd Fisch, who was previously the quarterbacks coach for the New England Patriots, has been appointed as the new head coach. Fisch’s only prior head coaching experience was as an interim coach at UCLA in 2017.

After Grant Gunnell’s departure to Memphis, Fisch will need to seek out a new quarterback to step in. In addition, he must tackle the challenge of revamping one of the Pac-12’s weakest defenses. The upcoming season appears to be a major rebuilding period for Arizona, as they are facing long odds to win the national title, with only Syracuse having worse odds according to Unibet. Arizona is currently at +100000 to win the national title.

Tough Schedule From Start

Arizona opens their season with a difficult matchup against BYU in Las Vegas on Sept. 4. Even though BYU has lost their star quarterback to the NFL, they still have a formidable offensive lineup and are expected to win 6.5 games this season. The Wildcats will then face San Diego State, a team favored to win the Mountain West with an over/under win total of 6.5 games.

After playing against FCS opponent Northern Arizona at home, the Wildcats will begin Pac-12 play against Oregon. The Ducks, who are currently tied with Washington as the favorites to win the league at +275 odds, will be a formidable opponent. Following their matchup with Oregon, the Wildcats will face consecutive games against the Huskies and South Division favorite USC. A difficult road game against Arizona State, who are +450 to win the Pac-12, is scheduled for November 27th.



Bryant Yuki

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