Wildcats Betting: University of Arizona Football

Arizona sports betting is here and bettors in the state are able to bet online and via mobile devices as well as in retail locations. Betting on the University of Arizona and Arizona State University football games is legal, but prop bets on individual performances are not permitted.

As for the University of Arizona, the football team has not factored into the Pac-12 or national title picture in years; and they went 9-20 in the last three seasons.

The last bowl game the Wildcats went to was the 2017 Foster Farms Bowl, which they lost. The last time they won one was in 2015, in the New Mexico Bowl. They continue to struggle this season, entering rivalry week with a 1-10 record. They are a double-digit underdog going into the Territorial Cup against Arizona State.

Arizona Wildcats Football Odds

Odds By BetMGMGet a risk-free bet up to $1,000 using our exclusive BetMGM Arizona bonus code: SHARP
To win national title+200000
To win Pac-12+100000
Win total2.5 (Over -113, Under -113)

Is It Legal To Bet On College Sports In Arizona? 

Betting on sports at retail locations and online has been made legal; sportsbooks launched just in time for the NFL football season. Betting on college sports is permitted, but prop bets on individual performance are not allowed.

Where Can You Bet On The Arizona Wildcats Football?

Sports betting has been legalized in Arizona and several sports betting apps have already launched including FanDuel, Caesars, BetMGM, DraftKings, UniBet, and WynnBET.

Every sportsbook carries odds on Arizona football and championship events like the College Football Playoffs and the Pac-12 championship.

However, odds are competitive among the sportsbooks that have launched in Arizona.

Arizona Online Sportsbooks

Arizona Retail Sportsbooks 

  • Footprint Center: The home of the Phoenix Suns, the Footprint Center, was the first to open a retail sportsbook.  The FanDuel retail location is now open.
  • TPC Scottsdale: DraftKings is partnered with the PGA and with TPC Scottsdale, home of the Phoenix Open, and will operate a retail sportsbook at the course by 2023.
  • State Farm Stadium: BetMGM, which is partnered with the Arizona Cardinals, will be opening a retail sports betting location inside State Farm Stadium (the Cardinals’ home stadium).

How College Football Betting Odds Are Calculated

Every oddsmaker has their own precise method by which they calculate odds. But they all typically use any information relevant to the team(s) in question (i.e., quality of recent play, injuries, disciplinary actions, etc.) and advanced mathematics along with their own expertise to calculate odds for an Arizona game.

But once the opening line gets posted, the odds may change depending on several factors (i.e., injuries, weather conditions, how the public is betting, etc.).

For example, the following was the betting line for Arizona’s Week 2 game against San Diego State:

 Point SpreadMoneylineTotal (over/under)
Arizona Wildcats-1 (-115)-125O 47.5 (-110)
San Diego State Aztecs+1 (-105)+105U 47.5 (-110)

Should you take Arizona against the spread, you will need to bet $115 to win $100. But if you decide to go with the moneyline instead, you will need to bet $125 to win $100. However, if you chose to bet on San Diego State via the moneyline, you will win $105 if you bet $100.

 Whether you go with the over or the under on the total, you will need to bet $110 to win $100.

What Kinds Of Bets Can Be Placed On The Arizona Wildcats?

There are several ways in which Arizona Wildcat fans can bet on their favorite team, including live betting. The most common way is to bet on games, of course. Each week they are playing, sportsbooks will post the betting line for the game. Fans can bet against the spread, via the moneyline, or the over/under (total)

Prop bets on individual performance are not legal in Arizona for college games. Fans can also combine bets to make a parlay if they so choose. But there are also several futures bets fans can make (division, conference, national title, etc.).

What Are College Football Futures?

College football futures bets are wagers fans can make on events that will happen in the future. The most common is probably for the national title winner, followed by the Heisman Trophy winner, and then conference title winners.

Prop Bets On Arizona Football In Arizona 

Prop bets on individual player performance in college games are not allowed in Arizona. 

How To Bet On The Arizona Wildcats In Arizona

To place a bet on their beloved Wildcats, fans will need to research the different sportsbooks available to them and decide which one is the best for them. For the sake of this example, let’s say you decide to go with FanDuel.

You will then want to download the mobile app for your device from either the Apple App Store (for iOS devices) or the Google Play Store (for Android devices). Once you do, you can register for a new account.

Be sure to use the promo code or opt-in to the welcome bonus. You will want to make your first deposit and then navigate through the pages on the app until you find the betting line for the next Arizona Wildcats game.

Choose the market you wish to bet on. Click on the odds for that market and place the amount you want to bet in the appropriate box on the betting slip. When you are ready to do so, click ‘place bet’ to officially place your bet.

How To Bet On The CFB National Championship In Arizona

Betting on the CFB national championship can be done practically year-round (futures bets) online, via mobile apps, or at licensed retail sports betting locations. The odds of the Wildcats winning it all are high. But the national title is not the only futures bet you can make on Arizona football.

There is the Pac-12 South Division, the Pac-12 title, and the over/under on their win total. Prop bets on individual player performance are not allowed. Arizona does not need to play in the title game for bettors in Arizona to place bets.

Arizona Wildcats Sports Betting FAQs

Do Arizona’s legal sportsbooks offer bets on U of A Football?

Yes, the sportsbooks that are live in Arizona will take bets on the Arizona Wildcats.

Does U of A have any partnerships with a sportsbook?

While college teams have partnered with sportsbooks, the University of Arizona is not one of them.

Where can I bet on the CFB Championship in Arizona?

College football fans in Arizona have a few options if they want to bet on the national title winner. They can do so via the mobile app or online of a licensed sportsbook from anywhere within the state’s borders as long as they have internet access.

Otherwise, they can place their bets in person at one of the state’s retail sports betting locations.

Is DraftKings legal in Arizona?

Yes, DraftKings is legal in Arizona. The sportsbook has partnered with the PGA Tour and TPC Scottsdale, the home of the Phoenix Open.

Is FanDuel legal in STATE?

Yes, FanDuel is legal in Arizona. It has partnered with the Phoenix Suns and has a retail location inside the Footprint Center, the home court for the Suns.

Does DraftKings offer odds on the Arizona Wildcats?

Yes, DraftKings offers odds on the Arizona Wildcats. Fans can find the betting line for each game as well as the standard futures bets.

About the Author

Travis Pulver

Travis Pulver is a lifelong football fan, something he says comes naturally having been born in the football-crazy state of Texas. Through the years, his love of sports has extended into baseball, basketball, golf, and rugby. Life currently finds him in Indiana with his wife and two kids.