At the onset of the 2019 season there was plenty of agreement on one topic. The Pac 12 South Division is wide open with Utah as the best of some questionable choices. On the whole there is not a dominant team in the division. USC is the blue blood traditional power of the South but is not up to par. Yet outside of Utah the remaining NCAA Football betting choices are not appealing. As for the Utes themselves they lost the Pac 12 title game to Washington 10-3. Utah has the best and most experienced roster in the division.
2019 Pac 12 South Division Futures
Utah Utes – Second Tier
Following the Utah Utes is a highly flawed second tier of NCAA Football Betting
Choices. Dark horse challengers could be UCLA, USC, and Arizona State. Of course, all of the talk with USC revolves around head coach Clay Helton. Without question Helton is on one of the hottest seats in the land. While UCLA celebrated the hiring of Chip Kelly his 2018 inaugural campaign left much to be desired. Kevin Sumlin also flopped in his first year as Arizona head coach.
Utes Primed for Repeat
Namely quarterback Tyler Huntley (1788 yds, 140.1 RTG, 12 TD, 6 INT, 64.1%). is a key reason for the offshore betting optimism on Utah. Huntley is a senior that could be the most effective signal caller in Pac 12. Further help comes from senior running back Zack Moss (1096 YDS, 6.1 YPC, 11 TD). Defensively the Utes rank as one of the best in all the land.
Feet of Clay
To begin with it’s a do or die season for USC head coach Clay Helton. USC is coming off the humiliation of a 5-7 season in 2018. Most important of all the Trojans produced only four NCAA Football betting payouts last season. USC has long been celebrated for its pro offense and strong offensive lines. But no more. To illuminate the Trojans ranked 92nd in the nation for scoring offense in 2018. Helton is forsaking USC tradition of “Student Body Right” for the spread. Did he blink or is it an acknowledgement of the new age?
Daniels Jacking it Up?
In view of the Trojans spread offense the pressure will intensify on sophomore quarterback JT Daniels. Last year was an erratic experience for Daniels. As an example, he threw 14 touchdown passes but also 10 interceptions. And he was sacked 25 times. One thing that is for certain is that the Men of Troy are loaded with talent.
While UCLA finished 3-9 in Chip Kelly’s rookie season they did at least finish well. Highlighted in that finish was a 34-27 win over arch rival USC. Still it was a season that fell far short of expectations. UCLA returns nine starters on defense. For one thing quarterback Dorian Thompson Robinson (122.3 RTG, 1311 YDS, 7 TD, 4 INT) emerged as the starter.
NCAA Football Betting Picks
In this situation Utah is the understandable NCAA Football betting choice. The Utes are clearly the most complete team in the South Division and defending champion.
NCAA Football Betting Pick: Utah Utes
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