Arizona vs Stanford Prediction - College Football Picks 9/23/23

Stanford Cardinal (1-2) vs Arizona Wildcats (2-1)

Game Info: Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Stanford Stadium)

Betting Odds: Stanford Cardinal +12.5 -- Over/Under: 60.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Arizona Wildcats and Stanford Cardinal face off on Saturday in a Week 4 college football showdown at Stanford Stadium. 

Stanford Coming Off A Terrible Loss

Stanford comes into this game with a 1-2 record and they are coming off a terrible loss. Stanford faced off against Sacramento State, and they were defeated 30-23. At halftime, they were down 17-14 and they couldn’t bounce back. Stanford played two quarterbacks against Sacramento State, and neither found that much success. Justin Lamson completed 7 of his 17 passes for 138 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception. Ashton Daniels completed 4 of his 7 passes for 69 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. The only win for Stanford came in their first game of the season against Hawaii. The offense scored 37 points in that game on the way to the victory. 

Stanford Betting Trends

  • Stanford has lost seven of its last eight games.
  • Stanford has failed to cover the spread in each of its last six games as an underdog.
  • Stanford has lost the first half in six of its last seven home games against conference opponents.
  • Nine of Stanford's last 10 September home games against non-AP-ranked teams have gone UNDER the total points line.

Arizona has Impressed Early

There weren’t many expectations heading into the season for Arizona but they come into this game with a 2-1 record. The only loss came against Mississippi State and that came in overtime. In the first game of the season, Arizona was able to beat Northern Arizona 38-3 and in the last game against UTEP they were able to secure a 31-10 victory. Jayden de Laura completed 23 of his 39 passes for 285 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions. Michael Wiley finished with 17 carries for 83 yards and a touchdown. 

Arizona Betting Trends

  • Arizona has lost 12 of its last 13 road games against non-AP-ranked teams.
  • Arizona has covered the spread in four of its last five games in September.
  • Arizona has lost the first half in 16 of its last 19 road games against conference opponents.
  • Four of Arizona's last five games against non-AP-ranked teams have gone UNDER the total points line.

Stanford vs Arizona Facts

  • Arizona ranked 37th among FBS teams for H2 points per game last season (15.2).
  • Arizona ranked 39th among FBS teams for Q4 points per game last season (8.4).

Shane’s Free Pick

This is going to be a blowout victory for Arizona, even on the road. This Stanford squad has an issue with their quarterback, and that is going to be the difference as Arizona is going to find success. Stanford’s offense is going to have some major issues getting anything going here, and that is going to be the difference as Arizona is going to get the job done. Back Arizona to cover the spread.

Shane’s Pick Arizona -12.5

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