The Highlights

  • Washington is the most talented team in the Pac-12 and has the easiest schedule.
  • Collin will suggest Virginia Tech when Coastal Odds are available, but the ACC is all Clemson.
  • There are potential landmines on Georgia’s schedule. Buy all the Dawgs’ futures after their first loss.

June is the month when the college football action begins to heat up. Many magazine publications will start to hit newsstands, and that translates to the public blindly betting on teams en masse. So it’s no surprise BetOnline recently released its conference odds.

Let’s take a look at some of the Power 5 conference odds with a few pointers on where to hit and where to stand.


Pac 12


The Pac-12 South should be one of the worst divisions in the Power 5, as USC is expected to take a step back after losing Sam Darnold and Ronald Jones II. The Trojans make an early season trip to Stanford, but their road trips to Utah and Arizona complicate things. Both the Utes and Wildcats should have fantastic must-see-TV offenses and could make a showing in the conference title game. When division odds are released, I will grab a piece of both Utah and Arizona.

Ultimately, Washington is the most talented team in the conference and has the easiest schedule. The Huskies draw the worst three teams in the South Division (Arizona State, Colorado, California) and host Stanford. Oregon deservedly gets plenty of press with quarterback Justin Herbert and for keeping defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt, but games at Utah and Arizona will be tough to overcome. I would take the Huskies to win the Pac-12 even if it gets down to +100.


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