Arizona vs San Diego State Odds Prediction: 2022 Week 1 College Football 45-32 Series Model Picks

The San Diego State Aztecs look to follow up the most successful campaign in program history with a strong start to the 2022 season when they host the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday in the first game for both teams. San Diego State was one of just 10 schools to record 12 wins in 2021, the most in the club’s 99-year history. The Aztecs finished in the top 25 at the end of the season for just the third time, ranking 25th after their 38-24 win against UTSA in the Frisco Bowl. Arizona lost its final three contests of 2021 to finish the year 1-11.

Kickoff at Snapdragon Stadium is set for 3:30 PM ET. The Aztecs are 6.5-point favorites in the latest San Diego State vs. Arizona odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 46.5. Saturday’s game can be seen live on CBS and streamed live on Paramount+ with their mandatory Premium plan.

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How to watch San Diego State vs. Arizona

  • San Diego State vs. Arizona Date: Saturday, September 3
  • San Diego State vs. Arizona Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
  • San Diego State vs. Arizona TV: CBS
  • San Diego State vs. Arizona Live: Paramount+

Before making any Arizona vs. San Diego State picks, you should check out the college football predictions and betting tips from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The model simulates each FBS football game 10,000 times. Over the past six-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a staggering profit of nearly $3,600 on $100 players in the highest-rated college football picks against the spread. He enters Week 1 of the 2022 college football season 45-32 among all of the top-rated college football spreads and moneyline picks dating back to 2021. Anyone who has followed him has seen a huge returnability.

The model has now set its sights on San Diego State vs. Arizona and has just locked in its CFB picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model selection. Here are the college football odds and betting lines for Arizona vs. San Diego State:

  • San Diego State vs. Arizona spread: Aztecs -6.5
  • San Diego State vs. Arizona Over/Under: 46.5 points
  • San Diego State vs. Arizona Moneyline: Aztecs -240, Wildcats +196
  • SDSU: Aztecs are 11-5 against the spread in their last 16 home games
  • AZ: The Wildcats are 8-24 ATS in their last 32 road contests
  • San Diego State vs. Arizona: See the picks here.

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Why San Diego State can cover

The Aztecs boasted a stellar defense last season, ranking 12th in the nation in total defense (324.4 yards) and 17th in scoring defense (19.8 ppg). The San Diego State secondary played a huge role in the team’s success as he was tied for fifth in the nation with 17 interceptions, most in the Mountain West. Senior linebacker Patrick McMorris earned first-team all-conference honors after leading the Aztecs with four picks.

San Diego State’s offense will be led by quarterback Braxton Burmeister, who won the starting job after transferring from Virginia Tech. Burmeister threw for 1,960 yards and 14 touchdowns with just four interceptions in 12 games with the Hokies last season. He’ll hope to form a strong connection with wide receiver Jesse Matthews, who leads San Diego State in 2021 with 57 receptions, 642 yards and nine TD catches — the most by an Aztec since Vincent Brown had 10 in 2010.

Why Arizona can cover

The Wildcats have lost 23 or their last 24 games dating back to the 2019 campaign, but are hoping new quarterback Jaden de Laura can help them turn their fortunes around. The Hawaiian is coming off a season in which he was named the Pac-12’s top offensive freshman after throwing for 2,798 yards and 23 touchdowns at Washington State. He also tied for second on the Cougars with three rushing scores — one more than the Wildcats got from their passers last year.

Arizona hopes de Laura will form strong bonds with its receivers, including UTEP transfer Jacob Cowing. The junior had an impressive season with the Miners last season, hauling in 69 catches for 1,354 yards, which ranked ninth among all Division I players, and seven TDs. Cowing had 141 passes for 2,595 yards and 13 scores in 32 games with UTEP over three campaigns.

How to make San Diego State’s team against Arizona

SportsLine’s model leans on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 49 points. It has also generated picks against the spread that cash out over 70% of simulations. You can get model selection only at SportsLine.

So who wins Arizona vs. San Diego State? And which side of the spread is hit over 70% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the San Diego State vs. Arizona back spread, all from the advanced model that’s nearly $3,600 more than the top-rated college football spreads, and find out.

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