Wilson’s 2019 Conference USA Betting Guide: An Always Volatile League Creates Betting Value
Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Lane Kiffin
The UAB Blazers have been a great story not just for college football, but for gamblers who have backed coach Bill Clark. Not only do the Blazers lead The Action Network home field advantage rankings, a 20-1 to win the Conference USA was the most fun a gambler could have in 2018.
Teams move fast in C-USA. Southern Miss won Conference USA in 2011 only to finish 0-12 in 2012. Western Kentucky also had a sharp decline, from 2016 champions with an electric offense to finish last in the East in 2018. Longshots can be extremely profitable in a conference full of coaches and players on the move.
In this piece I will look for value in Conference USA championship and division futures, give out my projected win totals compared to what sportsbooks have posted and break down my favorite futures bets for the conference.