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Arizona vs. San Diego State picks and best bets for Week 1

The Wildcats and Aztecs meet at Snapdragon Stadium on Saturday, September 3. Here’s everything you need to know as well as our pick and best bets for the game.

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO - DECEMBER 21: Defensive line coach Brady Hoke of the San Diego State Aztecs looks on during his team’s game against the Central Michigan Chippewas in the New Mexico Bowl at Dreamstyle Stadium on December 21, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images

The Arizona Wildcats and the San Diego State Aztecs meet on Saturday, September 3 at 3:30 p.m ET. San Diego State will open the season with a new stadium and will look to make it back-to-back wins over Arizona after dominating in their last meeting.

Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!

SP+ Rankings

Arizona: 96 overall, 97 offense, 87 defense
San Diego State: 68 overall, 117 offense, 12 defense

Injury update


QB Will Plummer - Out (shoulder)
OL Josh Baker - Questionable (pectoral)
RB DJ Williams - Questionable (eligibility)
CB Treydan Stukes - Questionable (lower body)

San Diego State

WR T.J. Sullivan - Out (knee)


Against The Spread

Arizona: 0-0 ATS
San Diego State: 0-0 ATS


Arizona: Over 0-0
San Diego State: Over 0-0

Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports

Arizona: 61 overall, 55 offense, 63 defense
San Diego State: 76 overall, 71 offense, 83 defense

Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook

Spread: San Diego State -6
Total: 46.5
Moneyline: San Diego State -230, Arizona +195

Opening line: San Diego State -6
Opening total: 46.5


90 degrees, 5 MPH wind, 5% chance of rain

The Pick

San Diego State -6

San Diego State averaged 27.4 points per game a season ago and their offense should be in good hands despite the losses of quarterback Lucas Johnson and running back Greg Bell. Braxton Burmeister is a very capable transfer from Virginia Tech and may be an improvement as well. Paired with their stellar defense, the Aztecs should cover in this one.

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