Arizona’s chances would receive a significant boost if they were to secure an upset win over Oregon in the Wildcats Bowl.

Wildcats Bowl Odds: Upset Win Over Oregon Would Bolster Arizona's Chances
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In just five weeks of play in Tucson, the Arizona Wildcats have already surpassed their win totals from the past two seasons, making for an exciting start to the 2022 college football season.

The Wildcats, boasting a 3-2 record, decisively defeated Colorado 43-20, positioning themselves as strong contenders to reach a bowl game for the first time in half a decade.

In order to qualify for a bowl game, the Wildcats need to win against a top 25 team in the AP rankings within the next five weeks with the help of Arizona sports betting.

The Wildcats will start off the gauntlet at 6 p.m. on Saturday when they welcome No. 12 Oregon to Arizona Stadium. This will be the first time the two teams have met at Arizona Stadium since the Wildcats’ upset victory of 44-15 over the Ducks in 2018.

Coach Jedd Fisch will have the opportunity to earn his first significant upset victory in Saturday’s game, which will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Network. This comes after a 1-11 record in his first season as head coach.

Arizona has a track record of pulling off upsets against ranked Ducks teams at home, with notable victories in 2018, 2013 (42-16), and 2007 (34-24).

Yengols.com analyzed the Pac-12’s 2022 bowl game schedule to determine where the Wildcats could potentially end up in December if they finish with a record of 3-4 or better in their remaining games.

To assess the chances of Fisch’s squad making it to a bowl game in 2022, we examined Arizona sports betting app lines from Caesars Sportsbook Arizona, ESPN’s Football Power Index, and the Wildcats’ track record against each opponent dating back to 2012.

The Pac-12 teams have the opportunity to participate in a variety of bowl games, including the prestigious Rose Bowl and the LA Bowl, with at least six options available for placement.

This is our forecast for where the Wildcats will be headed once bowl season rolls around.

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Betting odds for the Arizona Wildcats in their upcoming bowl game.

No bowl-250
LA Bowl+525
First Responders Bowl+650
Armed Forces Bowl+900
Gasparilla Bowl+1900
Odds provided by yengols.com and not available for betting.

Arizona’s Remaining Schedule

versus the 12th-ranked Oregon team at 6 p.m. on the Pac-12 Network

  • Spread: Arizona +13/+360 
  • Series since 2012: 3-5

at Washington, date to be determined, No. 21

  • Spread: N/A 
  • ESPN’s FPI gives Arizona an 11.5% chance of winning.
  • Since 2012, the series record stands at 2 wins and 6 losses, with a streak of five consecutive losses.

against No. 6 USC (To Be Determined, October 29th)

  • Spread: N/A 
  • Arizona has a 14% chance of winning, as per ESPN’s Football Power Index.
  • Since 2012, the series record is 1 win and 9 losses, with a streak of 9 consecutive losses.

11th ranked Utah will play on November 5th, opponent to be determined.

  • Spread: N/A 
  • ESPN’s FPI gives Arizona a 5.3% probability of winning.
  • Since 2012, the series record shows 4 wins and 5 losses, with 5 consecutive losses.

UCLA will play at home against TBD on November 12th, at No. 18.

  • Spread: N/A 
  • ESPN’s FPI gives Arizona a 16.2% likelihood.
  • Series since 2012: 2-8

against Washington State (to be determined, November 19th)

  • Spread: N/A 
  • ESPN FPI: Arizona 44.7%
  • Series since 2012: 2-5

vs. Arizona State (1 p.m., Nov. 25) 

  • Spread: N/A 
  • ESPN FPI: Arizona 56.4%
  • The series has had 2 wins and 8 losses since 2012, and is currently on a five-game losing streak.

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Another season without a bowl game appears inevitable for Tucson.

Given their strong performances this season, the Wildcats would achieve a miraculous feat if they were able to maintain a 5-5 record after facing off against the Ducks, Huskies, Trojans, Utes, and Bruins in their upcoming games.

The games against Oregon and USC, who have struggled in Tucson in the past, are the most probable to be victorious.

Arizona has had difficulty playing at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, and the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles over the last ten years. They have a 0-3 record in Seattle, a 2-2 record in Salt Lake City, and a 0-5 record in Los Angeles since 2012.

Arizona has a chance to qualify for the LA Bowl if they can win enough games to finish with a record of 6-6 or 7-5. The Pac-12 also has the chance to send a team to the Armed Forces, First Responder, or Gasparilla bowls.

If the Wildcats can duplicate their stellar offensive showing from Saturday’s game against the Buffaloes, in which quarterback Jayden de Laura threw six touchdown passes and receiver Jacob Cowing recorded 12 catches for 180 yards and a touchdown, then Arizona could be a formidable opponent for any team they face.

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Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher has been reporting on sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, gaining experience at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News. He currently serves as the lead writer at yengols.com.

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