Wildcats Betting: University of Arizona Football

Arizona sports betting has been extremely successful since officially launching on September 9, 2021, and bettors in the state are able to bet online via mobile devices as well as in-person at retail locations. Betting on the University of Arizona and Arizona State University football games (and all college sports) is legal, but prop bets on individual performances are not permitted.

While sports betting has been exciting for the state of Arizona, the Arizona Wildcats have not. In the last three years, the Wildcats have a record of 5-24, including going 1-11 last year. If you’re a fan of the program looking for something to be happy about, Arizona did have the third-ranked 2022 recruiting class in the Pac-12. This includes wide receiver Tetairoa McMillan, who 247Sports ranks as the Wildcats’ highest-ranked recruit of all time.

The Wildcats will open their 2022 season on September 3 with an away game against the San Diego State Aztecs.

Arizona Wildcats Football Odds 2022

Odds By BetMGMGet a bonus bet up to $1,500 using our exclusive BetMGM Arizona bonus code: SHARP
Win totalOver 2.5 (-165)
Under 2.5 (+135)
To win Pac-12+25000
To win national title+40000

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 in Arizona is in full swing as bettors across the state will be preparing for their second season of college football betting.

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

The Arizona sports betting bill allows for both mobile wagering and in-person betting at retail sportsbooks.

Arizona Online Sportsbooks

Arizona Retail Sportsbooks 

As Arizona becomes a mature sports betting state, more retail sportsbooks are finding their way into tribal casinos and select sporting venues. Here are a few of the retail sportsbooks in Arizona.

  • Footprint Center: Because of the partnership between the Phoenix Suns and FanDuel, you can place wagers inside the Footprint Center, home of the Suns. The Footprint Center was the first to open a retail sportsbook in Arizona.
  • Chase Field: Home to the newest retail sportsbook in Arizona, bettors now have another place to put down some action on their favorite sports. Caesars Sportsbook partnered with the Arizona Diamondbacks for both online and retail betting.
  • 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 Fall 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) that is expected to be ready for the opening of the 2022-2023 NFL season.

How College Football Betting Odds Are Calculated

Every oddsmaker has its own precise method by which odds are calculated. 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 every 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 college football futures wagers are the national title winner, the Heisman Trophy winner, and 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 and decide which one best fits their betting needs. For the sake of this example, let’s say you decide to go with FanDuel.

The first step is 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 Arizona Wildcats 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 Arizona?

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.