2022 Arizona Wildcats Football Schedule Breakdown: Preseason Sports Betting Guide

Preseason Arizona Sports Betting Guide: Breaking Down the 2022 Wildcats Football Schedule
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In San Diego, the Arizona Wildcats are starting their second season under Jedd Fisch with hopes of rebounding from a disappointing year.

After a disappointing 1-11 season in 2021, the Wildcats will start their 2022 regular season against San Diego State on Sept. 3 at 12:30 p.m. local time. The game will be televised on the CBS Sports Network.

Following that, Fisch’s team will have home games against Mississippi State and North Dakota State, a formidable FCS team, before taking on their Pac-12 rivals.

For those looking to place bets on the Wildcats at Arizona sportsbooks, here is a breakdown of how they have performed against the spread in the 2022 schedule.

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What is notable on Arizona’s schedule?

Arizona has not played against Mississippi State or North Dakota State in previous matchups, making them the latest additions to the more than 85 teams the Wildcats have faced since 1931.

On the other hand, Arizona has faced their in-state rivals from Tempe, the Sun Devils, 95 times dating back to 1899. The Wildcats hold a slight lead in the series with a record of 49-46-1, but have not secured a victory against ASU since 2017. Over the past two decades, Arizona has a record of 10-12 against the spread when playing against ASU.

Arizona and Arizona State will compete against each other at 1 p.m. on Black Friday, with the game broadcasted on Fox Sports 1 in Arizona.

For those looking to place bets on college football in Arizona, note that the Wildcats currently have a six-game winning streak against Cal, their longest active streak, and a nine-game losing streak against USC.

The Wildcats have won six straight games against the Bears, but have only covered the spread in five of those games since 2011. In their last nine matchups against USC, Arizona has covered the spread in three losses and holds an 11-10 record against the Trojans since 2000.

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Pac-12 Championship Odds

Washington State+2500
Oregon State+4000
Arizona State+4000
Odds provided by BetMGM Sportsbook Arizona.

Top Wildcats Game to Watch in 2022

The importance of Fisch’s team’s season opener against the Aztecs on the road cannot be emphasized enough. Arizona will be the inaugural opponent to play against SDSU in their new Snapdragon Stadium in Mission Valley over Labor Day Weekend.

On Arizona sports betting apps, the Wildcats are listed as a five-point underdog with the over/under set at 49 total points against the Aztecs.

The Wildcats’ 2021 season got off to a rough start with a 24-16 defeat to BYU in Las Vegas, setting the tone for a winless nonconference schedule. They suffered a 24-point loss to SDSU at home and a two-point loss to Northern Arizona.

The last time Arizona defeated SDSU was in 2001 when they won 23-10 in San Diego.

Fans should keep an eye on the upcoming matchup between the Wildcats and Mississippi State Bulldogs on September 10th, as it will be their first-ever showdown. Mike Leach, who had a record of 1-2 at Arizona Stadium during his eight-year tenure at Washington State, will be leading the Bulldogs in this highly anticipated game.

Arizona is looking to break their losing streaks against Washington (last victory in 2014), USC (last victory in 2012), and Arizona State (last victory in 2017) in Pac-12 competition.

According to Caesars Sportsbook, Arizona and Colorado are both tied for last in odds at +40000 to win the Pac 12.

Arizona 2022 schedule

  • The San Diego State game will air on CBSSN at 12:30 p.m. on September 3rd.
  • The Mississippi State game will be on September 10th at 8 p.m. airing on FS1.
  • The North Dakota State game will be on September 17th at 8 p.m. on FS1.
  • Game against Cal scheduled for September 24th, time TBD.
  • The game against Colorado on October 1st has not been determined yet.
  • October 8th: Game against Oregon (Time TBD)
  • The game time for the Washington game on October 15th is yet to be determined.
  • October 29th: Match against USC (Time TBD)
  • The game against Utah will take place on November 5th at a location and time that are yet to be determined.
  • The game time for the UCLA game on November 12th is still to be determined.
  • November 19th: Time TBD, facing off against Washington State
  • On November 25th, we will be playing against Arizona State at 1 p.m. The game will be broadcasted on FS1.



Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher has been a sports and sports betting journalist in Arizona for more than seven years. He has worked for ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News before becoming the lead writer at yengols.com.

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