The Arizona Wildcats and Toledo Rockets will open the 2010 college football betting action on September when they meet in Toledo in what should be a non-stop display of offensive fireworks. If you’re looking for solid defensive play, better to avoid this game as it’s liable to make you throw up.
These two teams combined to give up over 720 yards a game in 2009. The Wildcats D was decent, especially against the pass (203.9 yards per game) but seven defensive starters graduated last spring and the NCAA football betting experts expect this defense to struggle a bit this season.
The Rockets on the other hand gave up a heap of yards last season and look poised to give a heap of yards again this year. In 2009 the team’s defensive unit was a major liability giving up a total of 407.4 yards per game. If it wasn’t for the offense rolling up almost 440 yards per game this team wouldn’t have won a game.
It’s hard to pinpoint which was worse: the team’s run defense or the team’s pass defense, needless to say, both were awful.
With both defenses expected to be porous, college football betting fans should expect a high scoring affair as both team’s offenses are more than competent. Toledo has two very competent passers in Austin Pettee and Alex Dantin who combined for a 126 passer rating last year. RB Morgan Williams is also set to have a breakout season. But the team’s best offensive player is sophomore receiver Eric Page who led the team last season with 1,159 yards and 7 TDs. He’s game breaker that averaged 14.1 yards per catch last season and will test the Wildcats secondary.
For the Wildcats JR QB Nick Foles is looking to lead one of the best offenses in the PAC10 and grab the conference title that they missed out on last year.
Kickoff for this Friday matchup is set for 8:05 Eastern Time and sbg global sportsbook opened with the Cats as a 15.5-point favorite with an over/under total at 60.
Look for Arizona to make a statement in this game scoring plenty of points and getting the win.