What is Arizona’s destiny in the third year of the Fisch Era?

Where Will Arizona Wind Up in Year 3 of Fisch Era?
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The Arizona Wildcats have failed to make a bowl game in six years, coming closest with two five-win seasons during that time.

Entering his third year at the helm in Tucson, coach Jedd Fisch sees the Wildcats in a familiar spot, with oddsmakers at Caesars Sportsbook Arizona placing the team’s preseason win total at 5, mirroring last season.

In order to exceed their preseason win total, the Wildcats must win at least three non-conference games.

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This indicates that Arizona will have to face Northern Arizona in Week 1 and UTEP in Week 3, in addition to pulling off an unexpected win against Mississippi State on the road on September 9th.

Following that, the Wildcats will have a tough series of away games against Stanford, USC, and Washington State. However, they will have a crucial home game against Washington that could greatly influence their chances of making it to a bowl game.

According to Arizona sports betting oddsmakers, the Wildcats have odds of +8000 to make it to the Pac-12 championship game, tying them with Arizona State and Colorado for the 11th spot.

If Arizona can secure some unexpected wins, they could be well positioned to potentially reach six wins this season. Their upcoming schedule includes home games against Oregon State, UCLA, and Utah, as well as road games against Colorado and ASU in the second half of the season.

Yengols.com has developed theoretical odds to forecast the Wildcats’ potential success in the upcoming fall season, predicting their regular season record for 2023.

Odds for Arizona’s regular season record

RecordOddsPercentage Chance
5-7+30025%
4-8+32023.8%
6-6+40020%
3-9+42519%
7-5+55015.4%
Other+19005%
Odds provided by yengols.com and not available at Arizona betting apps.

Arizona is expected to match their 2022 win total once again.

Following a strong 2022 season where Arizona improved their win total by four games (going from 1-11 to 5-7), it is likely that the Wildcats will continue their positive momentum in 2023. If you share this belief, you may want to explore Arizona sportsbook offers to potentially boost your earnings.

However, the Wildcats may not necessarily increase their number of wins in the upcoming season, as they face a tough nine-game schedule in the Pac-12 and an early season matchup against the Bulldogs.

We predict that Arizona is most likely to finish with a record of 5-7 (+300) or 4-8 (+320), with lesser odds of achieving a record of 6-6 (+400) or 7-5 (+550).

Fisch and his players will strive to continue the school’s resurgence in Tucson on Sept. 2, one way or another.

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Peterson Christopher

For more than seven years, Peterson Christopher has been reporting on sports and sports betting in Arizona. He has contributed to ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News, and is now the primary writer at yengols.com.

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