The 2018 Pac-12 Conference Championship Odds: What’s the best bet, who’ll win, and what are the best values?
The latest Pac-12 Conference Championship Odds are out from the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook. Who’ll win, what’s the best long shot and what’s the best value?
Arizona State 60/1
Washington State 80/1
Oregon State 500/1
The Right Play
USC: Washington is the Pac-12’s best team coming into the season, but Stanford isn’t all that far behind – if at all – and Oregon is more than good enough to rise up and take the North if QB Justin Herbert stays healthy. Meanwhile, the South is wide open, but USC’s defense should be fantastic and replacing Sam Darnold with JT Daniels isn’t that big a deal.
The Best Value
Arizona: Considering USC is at 4/1 and Utah 15/1, Arizona checking in at 15/1 is terrific with QB Khalil Tate and new head coach Kevin Sumlin about to make magic. The Wildcats get USC at home, but best of all, they miss Washington and Stanford from the North. They have to play Oregon, but that’s in Tucson.
Stay Away From …
Arizona State: Oh yes, it is tempting at 30/1, as is Washington State at 80/1, but … nope.This isn’t a bad Arizona State team, but it’s going to struggle, and it might not even get to a bowl game. ASU has to go on the road to face Washington, Oregon, Arizona and USC, and also has to play Stanford from the North.
The Top Longshot
UCLA: The South is as up in the air as any Power Five division in college football, so maybe, just maybe, Chip Kelly really is one of the best head coaches in the game and can take what’s in place and do something magical with it right out of the box. Playing Washington and Stanford from the North hurts, but at least those two games are at home, as are the key showdowns with Arizona, Utah and USC. At 30/1, the Bruins are a solid flier.
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