How will all Power Five teams do this year? What are the win totals for each one, where’s the value, and what’s going to happen?
How many games will all of the Power Five teams win, what are the Vegas win totals, and where’s the value and what’s going to happen? With the win totals coming from Westgate, here’s where to go … if you dabble.
Alabama 11.5 Over +140, Under -160
The Play Is: Under. It’s so, so, so hard to go there, especially with no value, but never assume anyone is going 12-0 – even this amazing Alabama team.
– 2019 Alabama Preview
Arizona 6.5 Over Even, Under -120
The Play Is: Under. The odds are stronger and the Pac-12 schedule is too nasty. If you like Texas Tech over the Cats on Sept. 14, then love the under.
– 2019 Arizona Preview
Arizona State 6.5
The Play Is: Stay Away, but if you have to, under. The Pac-12 is too scary – even with no Washington on the slate, and there’s a trip to Michigan State.
– 2019 Arizona State Preview
Arkansas 5.5 Over +145, Under -170
The Play Is: Over. There’s no value with the under, the Hogs should be around a 5-7 team. Portland State, Colorado State, San Jose State, WKU. There’s four wins – yes, the Hogs will beat CSU this time – and you’re somehow asking for two more. Go with the value.
– 2019 Arkansas Preview
Auburn 8 Over +110, Under -130
The Play Is: Over. 8-4 is right on the mark, and there’s better value on the over despite a brutal slate of at Texas A&M, at Florida, at LSU, Georgia, and Alabama. If you think Oregon is going to win the opener, though, take the under.
– 2019 Auburn Preview
The Play Is: Under. The Bears will be good and dangerous, and they’ll roll through a week non-conference slate, but getting eight wins with a tough Big 12 slate will be a wee bit of a stretch.
– 2019 Baylor Preview
Boston College 6.5 Over -130, Under +110
The Play Is: Over. Watch out for the Eagles to sneak up on everyone and start out 6-0 if they can beat Virginia Tech to start the season. At worst, they’re likely 5-1 with enough winnable games over the second half to get to seven.
– 2019 Boston College Preview
Cal 5.5 Over -130 Under +110
The Play Is: Over. If last year’s team could get to six with no offense, this one can do it, too. However, the Bears had better win at Ole Miss to get there.
– 2019 Cal Preview
The Play Is: Under. Yuck, but this goes with the theory that you never bet on a team to be perfect, even when it seems obvious. It just takes one bad day to screw things up, and heaven forbid there are injury issues. Texas A&M, at Syracuse, at NC State, at South Carolina – it’s hard to find the one, but hold your nose and go under.
– 2019 Clemson Preview
Colorado 4 Over Even, Under -120
The Play Is: OVER. The Buffs are going to beat Colorado State and Air Force, and they’re going to be strong enough to get by, say, Arizona at home and maybe even Nebraska. They’ll get to five wins.
– 2019 Colorado Preview
The Play Is: Under. It would be nice to get some value on this, but the Blue Devils start the season out against Alabama, and then deal with a whole slew of ACC teams that went bowling last year … and Notre Dame.
– 2019 Duke Preview
Florida 9 Over +150, Under -180
The Play Is: Over. At +150, go ahead and love this. The Gators will lose two games along the way – at LSU is scary, and Georgia is hardly one to count on – but the value is too strong not to go with ten wins.
– 2019 Florida Preview
Florida State 7.5
The Play Is: Over. It’s Florida State. It’s GOT to get to eight wins and bounce back, right? It’s not obvious, and it’ll take wins over teams like Boise State and maybe Miami to get there, this is a bet on the Noles being the Noles again ,,, sort of.
– 2019 Florida State Preview
Georgia 11 Over +110, Under -130
The Play Is: Under. This isn’t fair. Never assume a team will be perfect, and with Notre Dame, Florida, at Auburn, and Texas A&M on the slate, there’s bound to be one misfire somewhere. And if Jake Fromm goes down for any length of time … uh oh. The Dawgs can be amazing and not go 12-0, so the only play is under.
– 2019 Georgia Preview
Georgia Tech 3.5 Over -160 Under +140
The Play Is: OVER OVER OVER OVER OVER. 3.5? The style and system change won’t be that brutal. Citadel, at Temple, North Carolina, Pitt, at Duke, USF … all it takes is four, and you have found money.
– 2019 Georgia Tech Preview
Illinois 4.5 Over Even, Under -120
The Play Is: OVER – and love it. Akron, at UConn, Eastern Michigan, Rutgers. Start with that, and ask for one more right-day-right-time win somewhere else along the way to get to five.
– 2019 Illinois Preview
Indiana 6.5 Over +110, Under -130
The Play Is: Under. Really? You’re going with the over on a program that’s made going 5-7 fashionable? Six wins? Okay, now you have something, but not seven, even with a light and breezy non-conference slate.
– 2019 Indiana Preview
Iowa 7.5 Over -130, Under +110
The Play Is: Over. There’s little value, but it’s a good team that should be deep in the mix for the Big Ten West. However, if you think the Hawkeyes will lose at Fresno State, the under at +110 is a nice thought.
– 2019 Iowa Preview
Iowa State 8 Over -125, Under +105
The Play Is: Under. The value is better, and overall, 7-5 is about right considering the road games against West Virginia, Baylor, Texas Tech and Oklahoma are all dangerous.
– 2019 Iowa State Preview