UTEP Miners vs. Arizona Wildcats 9-16-23 NCAAF Prediction, Analysis, and Odds

UTEP Miners vs. Arizona Wildcats 9/16/23 – As NCAAF Week 3 approaches, UTEP Miners and Arizona Wildcats will meet at Arizona Stadium at 11:00 PM ET. With quarterbacks Gavin Hardison and Jayden de Laura leading their respective squads, this matchup promises an intense gridiron battle – perfect for NCAAF Week 3 winning picks. Let’s dive deeper into game analysis for those seeking success when making predictions.

UTEP Miners vs. Arizona Wildcats 

Date & Time: Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 11:00 PM ET

Location: Arizona Stadium


UTEP Miners vs. Arizona Wildcats 9/16/23 Betting Odds

UTEP+600+17.5 (-110)56 over (-110)
Arizona-820-17.5 (-110)56 under (-110)

UTEP Miners Analysis

Quarterback Gavin Hardison boasts an impressive 65.7 completion percentage with 494 passing yards, making him a vital part of the Miners’ offense. However, four interceptions and seven sacks point out opportunities for improvement. Running back Deion Hankins has also shown promise with 46 attempts for 255 yards at 5.5 yards per rush, while Kelly Akharaiyi brings depth in passing with 10 receptions totalling 161 yards.

The Miners have demonstrated a balanced attack, yet their output has been marred by turnovers – most notably Hardison’s four interceptions – so their success hinges on their ability to limit turnovers. At the same time, Hankins capitalizes on his running game.

Arizona Wildcats Analysis

On the Wildcats’ side, quarterback Jayden de Laura has had a promising start with a 71.4% completion rate and 627 passing yards. However, like his UTEP counterpart, he also has a high number of interceptions, totaling five. Running back Michael Wiley hasn’t made much of an impact in the rushing game, but receiver Tetairoa McMillan’s 226 receiving yards on 11 receptions should not be overlooked.

Arizona’s offense has shown some potential but has been plagued by inconsistency and turnovers. A disciplined offensive game will be crucial for the Wildcats if they want to dominate the Miners.

UTEP Miners vs. Arizona Wildcats Against the Spread

Examining the betting trends, it’s evident that both teams come into this matchup with their own sets of challenges. The Miners have been struggling on the road with a 0-5 SU (Straight Up) record in their last five away games. On the flip side, Arizona is no fortress either, boasting a lackluster 5-14 SU record in their last 19 home games. This makes for an intriguing scenario where the location advantage might not necessarily translate into a win for Arizona.

UTEP hasn’t fared well against Pac-12 opposition, with a 0-7 SU record, and are 1-4 ATS (Against The Spread) in their last 5 games played in week 3. Arizona, however, has a favorable 4-1 SU record against teams from the Conference USA and a strong 5-2 ATS record in games played in September.

UTEP Miners vs. Arizona Wildcats Betting Pick

Based on odds, trends, and key players, here are my picks for this matchup:

Moneyline: Arizona -820

Arizona Wildcats are heavy favorites on the Moneyline at -820 due to their solid offensive unit and long history against Conference USA teams. Conversely, UTEP Miners often struggle when travelling; bookmakers do not give them much hope at +600 on this particular market; therefore, Arizona appears more reliable for picking on this Moneyline market.

Spread: Arizona -17.5 (-110)

This game’s spread has been set at Arizona -17.5, as they should cover it quickly due to their statistical and athletic advantages over their opponent. Arizona should also benefit from their opponents’ poor showing on the road, which boosts their chances of claiming victory and covering the spread.

Total: 56 under (-110)

The total for this game has been set at 56. Both teams have displayed some offensive prowess but have been inconsistent. At the same time, UTEP’s betting trends indicate that their total usually goes under during recent matches, while five out of Arizona’s last six games have also seen totals go under five times; given this evidence, betting under 56 seems wise.

Prediction: 14-35 Arizona Wildcats win

This game provides an interesting mix of strengths and weaknesses for both teams, and as they both look to build momentum, it promises to be an exciting affair. The Wildcats, despite their inconsistencies, should have enough to see off the Miners, making them a solid pick in the sportsbook in Canada for those looking to place a bet.