Where does Wildcats’ Fisch rank among the best in Pac-12 against the spread?

Where Wildcats' Fisch Ranks Among Best in Pac-12 Against the Spread
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Coach Jedd Fisch has been guiding the Arizona Wildcats as they undergo a thorough rebuilding process.

During Fisch’s first two seasons in Tucson, the Wildcats have seen a consistent rise in their year-end win total, going from 1-11 in 2021 to 5-7 in the previous year.

BetMGM Sportsbook Arizona has set the Wildcats’ preseason win total at five for this autumn, with the over at +115 and the under at -140.

Yengols.com analyzed data from TeamRankings.com to compare Fisch’s performance against his Pac-12 peers in terms of betting against the spread, identifying the coaches with the strongest ATS records.

This list only includes games from the coach’s current tenure, excluding interim coaching games and teams with new coaches for the 2023 season.

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Pac-12 Coaches Opposing the Spread

TeamCoachATS RecordCover Percentage
WashingtonKalen DeBoer8-561.5%
Washington StateJake Dickert8-561.5%
OregonDan Lanning8-561.5%
Oregon StateJonathan Smith34-22-160.7%
USCLincoln Riley8-657.1%
CalJustin Wilcox36-28-256.3%
UtahKyle Wittingham122-9855.5%
ArizonaJedd Fisch12-1250%
UCLAChip Kelly27-27-250%

Arizona sports betting sites have USC as a strong contender this season, with odds of +1400 to win the national championship. However, Georgia is the current favorite, with odds of +225.

Fisch Faces Challenges with ATS

After three years as the Arizona coach, they are currently tied for last place in ATS record among the nine Pac-12 coaches with at least a season under their belt. Their overall record stands at 12-12.

Fisch and Chip Kelly both finished their coaching tenures at UCLA with identical ATS records of 27-27-2.

The top ATS coaches in the Conference of Champions were Kalen DeBoer of Washington, Jake Dickert of Washington State, and Dan Lanning of Oregon, all boasting an 8-5 record (61.5% each). Jonathan Smith of Oregon State was right on their heels with a 34-22-1 record (60.7%).

The Trojans are the favorites to win the Pac-12 title in the upcoming season according to Arizona betting apps, with odds of -165. Oregon follows closely behind at +135, with Washington at +175, and UCLA, Oregon State, and Utah all at +350.

Arizona, Arizona State, and Colorado are all tied for ninth place, each with odds of +8000.

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Peterson Christopher

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

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