PAC 12 College Football Odds Analysis

Posted by Aaron . on May 27, 2016 in

Each week brings us a little bit closer to the 2016-17 NCAA college football season. It’s likely that the Pac-12 champion will be in the College Football Playoff champion. Let’s take a look at this betting lines analysis of the teams most likely to take the Pac-12 crown.

PAC 12 College Football Odds Analysis

 

 

Oregon Ducks (18-1)

People were wondering who would run the Oregon offense since one-and-done transfer Vernon Adams graduated, but in comes this year’s FCS transfer quarterback, Dakota Prukop, coming in from Montana State. News reports indicate that Prukop is setting in nicely in the Duck system and should be able to deliver even better results than Adams did last year before he went down to injury.

Stanford Cardinal (22-1)

The Cardinal did lose a ton of talent to graduation and to the draft, but they still have Christian McCaffrey. This dominant running back is going to be in the Heisman Trophy conversation from Week 1, and the Cardinal rushing attack will make them tough for the rest of the conference to stop.

UCLA (30-1)

The Bruins have a ton of talent, but they’ve been here before…and then found ways to blow their chances in the Pac-12 South. They’re going to have to string some success together to build trust in the books. However, in a year when the top favorite is relying on an FCS transfer quarterback, UCLA could surprise a lot of people.

USC (30-1)

How about Max Browne? If he is healthy and ready for action, the Trojans will surprise a lot of people. They do have a lot of their offensive talent returning, and some improvement on defense would make them even more of a contender.

Washington (50-1)

Washington might have the best overall defense in the Pac-12. If they can get some cohesion on offense, then they could win the Pac-12 North and possibly pull off an upset in that title game. No books are posting Pac-12 North odds yet, but consider them — all they have to do is frustrate that new Oregon quarterback, and the rest of the games in that division are winnable.

Utah (65-1)

Utah saw a ton of talent on both sides of the ball leave. However, their O-line and D-line remain largely intact and have the size and power to keep them competitive in games. So I don’t expect them to make an early undefeated run, but they will surprise some teams.

Arizona State (80-1)

Lots of Sun Devil seniors left. The team does have a ton of outstanding recruits in both units. In a soft conference year, they could surprise some people and take that Pac-12 South, particularly if UCLA follows its usual tradition of choking in conference games.

Washington State (100-1)

The 2015 season was outstanding. Can they make the jump and contend for the Pac-12 North title? We’ll see.

Arizona and Cal (200-1)

Two big rebuilding projects. Expect these teams to swim around the drain in the Pac-12 standings.