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Staff & Community Predictions 2019: Arizona

The staff and you guys make predictions on the Texas Tech at Arizona game

Staff Predictions

Oddshark had the line at -2.5 at the time I asked for the staff’s predictions.

Dan Swany
Straight Up (2-0): Texas Tech
Against the Spread (2-0): Texas Tech
Commentary: 24-17 Tech

Keith
Straight Up (2-0): Texas Tech
Against the Spread (2-0): Texas Tech
Commentary: 45-17

Kyle Jacobson
Straight Up (2-0): Texas Tech
Against the Spread (2-0): 
Texas Tech
Commentary:
(Our conversion)

Michael_LSRR
Straight Up (2-0): Arizona
Against the Spread (2-0): 
Arizona
Commentary: 
Arizona has a bad defense, but is it worse than UTEP’s? Sure, they allowed 47 points against Northern Arizona, but that was after only giving up 17 in the first half and allowing 72 of their 74 players on the field. Tate can beat you several ways, and this game has worried me. Arizona 35, Texas Tech 31.

Michael LaBarre
Straight Up (2-0): Arizona
Against the Spread (2-0): 
Arizona
Commentary: 
This is the hardest game I’ve had to pick since we started this last year. I had a feel for Kingsbury because I watched him for five year. I’m still trying to figure out Wells. The team did seem overly impressive to me the past couple weeks, and winning on the road it hard. Tate is going to be a problem. I’m terrible at guessing scores, so I guess I’ll go 45-38 Arizona.

Spencer
Straight Up (2-0): Texas Tech
Against the Spread (2-0): 
Texas Tech
Commentary: 
I think Tech’s defense does just enough to slow down the Zona rushing attack, and the Tech offense should be able to carve up that soft Wildcat defense like a hot knife through butter.

Brian
Straight Up (1-0): Arizona
Against the Spread (0-1): Arizona
Commentary: 41-34 Arizona. In a contest against an experienced QB and a new defensive scheme, I’ll give the break to the QB. Especially because it looks like Sumlin is giving Tate a little more leeway in running.

Seth
Straight Up (2-0): Texas Tech
Against the Spread (2-0): Texas Tech
Commentary: 41-38 Tech

Community Predictions:

Straight Up (2-0): 95% of y’all picked Texas Tech to win. Basically it was pretty clear Tech was going to win.
Against the Spread (2-0): 72% of y’all picked the Red Raiders to win by 35 or more. It got close in the end, but the Tech defense stood their ground and covered.

Who Wins The Game

Texas Tech
Arizona
Texas Tech -2.5

Over (Win by more than 3)
Under (Win by less than 2 or lose)
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