At the onset of any look at the Pac 12 Conference is an alarming reality check. Under the leadership of commissioner Larry Scott, the league’s football prospects have suffered a steep decline. Few Pac 12 teams offer much in the way of NCAA Football betting appeal. However, amid the ruins of a once proud league are some potentially hidden gems. Starting with a pair of Apple Cup rivals from the state of Washington are quality teams. USC is a classic beaten favorite that may bring value now that they have been derided. And Oregon has been recruiting gangbusters.
2019 Pac 12 Spring Football Report
Date and Time: Season starts August 24, 2019
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NCAA Football Betting Odds at SBG: Arizona Wildcats +65000, Oregon Ducks +3000, Stanford Cardinal +10000, UCLA +20000, USC Trojans +5000, Utah Utes +10000, Washington Huskies +2500, Washington State Cougars +15000
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Once upon a time the USC Trojans were considered NCAA Football Betting Gold. But since the departure of Pete Carroll after the 2009 season the program has languished. Carroll left just ahead of the NCAA posse and the roster sanctions that came with that. Lane Kiffin and Steve Sarkisian both ended up fired as coaches that could not get the program moving. Clay Helton has won a Pac 12 title and a Rose Bowl as head coach. However, all of that equity was blown last year with a 5-7 disaster that has him on the hot seat.
Now Oregon was the only Pac 12 team to finish in the national top ten rankings for its recruiting class. To show the Ducks finished seventh in for their 2019 signees. Head coach Mario Cristobal is a proven elite recruiter. Of great concern is the ability of Cristobal to coach effectively on game days. Owing to their strong recruiting classes does Oregon command gambling respect. But much of it is based on the come and unproven results.
Late on Washington is the most respected Online wagering brand in Pac 12 football. What’s most ironic about the Huskies is that they may actually be better now that veteran Jake Browning will no longer be under center. Redshirt Jake Haener is expected to be the new starting QB and BMOC. Certainly, one thing that the Huskies don’t have to worry about a deficiency at head coach. Chris Petersen has proven to be a perfect fit at UW. Consider the fact that the Huskies have posted three consecutive 10+ win seasons. And a Rose Bowl last year.
Compared to Petersen, Washington State head coach Mike Leach could not be more different personality wise. Yet that is what has made him one of the most successful coaches in Washington State history. Las year the Cougars broke through for an 11-2 season. Most important of all Wazzu finished 10th in the final national rankings.
Pac 12 Matchup to Watch
On the whole the Pac 12 North Division will be worth watching closely. Oregon has a NCAA Football Betting advantage with their superb recruiting. By contrast Washington wins with less flash and in a more conventional way. While Washington State wins in the most unconventional ways.
Pac 12 NCAA Football Betting
Owing to their superb coaching and consistency the Washington Huskies offer the best value.
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