San Diego State Aztecs vs. Arizona Wildcats Picks and Prediction – September 3

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It’ll be the San Diego State Aztecs (0-0) versus the Arizona Wildcats (0-0) in college football play at Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego, California.

San Diego State vs. Arizona Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 6 points, with bookmakers listing San Diego State as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, San Diego State has -240 odds to pick up the win, while Arizona is listed at +190 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 46.5 points.


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Game Info

How to Watch San Diego State vs. Arizona Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, September 3, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Location: San Diego, California
  • Stadium: Snapdragon Stadium

Betting Preview

San Diego State

  • San Diego State racked up 4.0 fewer points per game (27.4) than Arizona surrendered (31.4) last year.
  • When the Aztecs recorded over 31.4 points last season, they were 3-0 against the spread and 3-0 overall.
  • San Diego State collected 27.9 fewer yards per game (344.5) than Arizona gave up per outing (372.4) last season.
  • In games that the Aztecs totaled over 372.4 yards last year, the team was 3-1 against the spread and 3-1 overall.
  • San Diego State rushed for 173.8 yards per game last year, just 8.5 fewer yards than the 182.3 Arizona allowed per contest.
  • The Aztecs had a 4-2 ATS record and a 6-0 overall record when the team rushed for more than 182.3 yards last year.


  • Last year Arizona racked up just 2.6 fewer points per game (17.2) than San Diego State allowed (19.8).
  • The Wildcats were 2-0 against the spread and 0-2 overall last season when the team notched more than 19.8 points.
  • Arizona collected 31.0 more yards per game (355.4) than San Diego State allowed per matchup (324.4) last year.
  • In games that the Wildcats amassed more than 324.4 yards last season, the team was 5-4 against the spread and 1-8 overall.
  • Last year Arizona ran for 47.5 more yards per game (127.8) than San Diego State allowed per outing (80.3).
  • The Wildcats had a 6-4 ATS record and a 1-9 overall record when the team ran for more than 80.3 yards last season.

San Diego State vs. Arizona Betting Analysis

San Diego State Betting Insights

  • San Diego State was 7-6-1 against the spread last season.
  • San Diego State won twice ATS (2-4-1) as at least a 6-point favorites.
  • The Aztecs finished 8-1 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 88.9% of those games).
  • The Aztecs won all six games they played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -240 or shorter.
  • In 14 San Diego State games last year, seven hit the over.

Wildcats Betting Insights

  • Arizona posted a 6-6-0 record against the spread last season.
  • As 6-point underdogs or greater, Arizona went 6-4 against the spread last season.
  • The Wildcats were underdogs 10 times last season and won once.
  • The Wildcats played as an underdog of +190 or more twice last season and split those games.
  • In 12 Arizona games last season, six of them hit the over.

San Diego State vs. Arizona Against The Spread & Betting Records

San Diego State

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 44.6 45.8 42.6
Implied Total AVG 27.1 28.4 24.6
ATS Record 7-6-1 5-4-0 2-2-1
Over/Under Record 7-7-0 5-4-0 2-3-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 8-1 5-1 3-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 4-1 2-1 2-0


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 52.3 51.8 53.1
Implied Total AVG 34.5 33.6 35.8
ATS Record 6-6-0 4-3-0 2-3-0
Over/Under Record 6-6-0 2-5-0 4-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 0-2 0-2 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-9 1-4 0-5

Last Season’s Leaders

San Diego State

  • In 14 games last year, Cameron Thomas totaled 10.5 sacks to go with 13.0 TFL and 54 tackles.
  • On defense in 2021, Patrick McMorris had 79 tackles and four interceptions in 14 games played.
  • In 14 games a season ago, Jonah Tavai amassed 44 tackles, 10.0 TFL, and 8.5 sacks.
  • On defense in 2021, Michael Shawcroft piled up 44 tackles, 5.0 TFL, three sacks, and one interception through 14 games.


  • Anthony Pandy played in 12 games, collecting 66 tackles and one interception.
  • With 54 tackles and 3.0 TFL in 12 games, Jaxen Turner was a significant player on defense last year.
  • Kyon Barrs helped on defense with 29 tackles, 6.0 TFL, and five sacks in 12 games.
  • Mohamed Diallo was a significant contributor on D last season, with 30 tackles, 7.0 TFL, and four sacks.

San Diego State vs. Arizona Predictions and Pick

Our prediction to win this game is San Diego State, and we predict that San Diego State will cover the spread (San Diego State -6). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 46.5 points.

San Diego State vs. Arizona betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Aztecs (-6)

    Pick OU:

    Over (46.5)

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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