Wildcats kick off WCWS against Oklahoma State; up against high Arizona sports betting odds

Wildcats Open WCWS With Oklahoma State; Face Long Arizona Sports Betting Odds
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Arizona is set to compete in their 28th Women’s College World Series this week, facing tough competition in the eight-team national championship tournament.

Even though they were the third seed in the Columbia regional, the Wildcats (38-20 overall, 8-16 Pac-12) defied expectations and secured a spot in Oklahoma City by defeating 15th-seeded Missouri. Arizona’s success continued as they went on to defeat Mississippi State in the Super Regional round over the weekend.

Arizona, under the guidance of first-year head coach Caitlin Lowe, secured crucial wins that propelled them to the WCWS. Their first round match against seventh-seeded Oklahoma State will kick off at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, airing live on ESPN.

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Schedule of the Women’s College World Series

The games scheduled for Thursday, June 2nd are as follows:<br>- Game 1: Texas vs. No. 5 UCLA at 9 a.m. on ESPN<br>- Game 2: No. 9 Northwestern vs. No. 1 Oklahoma at 10:30 a.m. on ESPN<br>- Game 3: Oregon State vs. No. 14 Florida at 4 p.m. on ESPN<br>- Game 4: Arizona vs. No. 7 Oklahoma State at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN

The winners of Game 1 and Game 2 will compete in Game 5 on Friday, June 3rd at 4 p.m., followed by Game 6 at 6:30 p.m. where the winners of Game 3 and Game 4 will face each other.

There will be two games on Saturday, June 4th:<br>- Game 7 at noon: Loser of Game 1 will play against the Loser of Game 2.<br>- Game 8 at 4 p.m.: Loser of Game 3 will play against the Loser of Game 4.

Wildcats are up against tough odds in the WCWS.

Both Caesars Sportsbook Arizona and DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona are providing futures odds for the 2022 WCWS.

The Emperor places Lowe’s team at +2500 odds to win the 2022 WCWS, ranking them seventh out of eight teams.

The Wildcats are currently listed at +3000 odds to win their ninth national title on DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona, placing them in a tie for sixth place in overall rankings.

Odds for the Women’s College World Series

Oklahoma+350
Oklahoma State+850
UCLA+1000
Florida +1200
Texas+2000
Oregon State+2200
Arizona+2500
Northwestern+4000
Odds provided by Caesars Sportsbook.

Arizona’s position going into Thursday’s WCWS opener.

DraftKings Sportsbook is the only Arizona sports betting app offering game-by-game odds for the current year’s WCWS.

The Wildcats are expected to be the clear underdog in their game against Oklahoma State, with moneyline odds of +215. The over/under for the game is 7.5 runs.

Throughout the season, Arizona has been averaging 6.1 runs per game, while pitchers Hanah Bowen and Devyn Netz have allowed a combined 2.3 runs per game in their 62 appearances.

The Wildcats have their sights set on making it to the WCWS championship series for the first time in more than ten years. Although Arizona reached the WCWS last year, they were eliminated after suffering losses in their first two games to Alabama (5-1) and Florida State (4-3).

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Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher, with over seven years of experience covering sports and sports betting in Arizona for ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News, is now the lead writer at yengols.com.

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