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2012 Pac-12 South Betting Odds

Written by:
Carrie Stroup
Published on:
Aug/06/2012
2012 Pac-12 South Betting Odds

Carrie Stroup here with your 2012 Pac-12 South betting odds, courtesy of Sportsbook, which was giving qualified customers up to $350 in FREE CASH here

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To get you prepared for the upcoming college football season, we continue our run of all FBS conference previews over the next several weeks. Next up is the Pac-12 South, which has three new head coaches, and is expected to be dominated by USC, which is the odds-on favorite to win both the Pac-12 and national championship (7-to-2 odds).

Odds to Win Pac-12 Championship Game

4-to-7: USC

25-to-1: Utah

50-to-1: Arizona

50-to-1: UCLA

100-to-1: Arizona State

100-to-1: Colorado

 

USC TRJOANS

 

2011 Statistics:

SU Record: 10-2 (7-2 in Pac-12)

ATS Record: 8-3-1

Over/Under: 6-6

Points Scored: 35.7 PPG

Points Allowed: 23.6 PPG

 

Odds to Win 2013 BCS National Championship: 7/2

 

2012 Preview:

Offense: Starters Returning: 9

Defense: Starters Returning: 8

 

The Trojans are finally eligible for postseason play, and the timing couldn’t be better, because this team has the talent to win another national championship. QB Matt Barkley (3,528 pass yds, 39 TD, 7 INT) is the front-runner to win the Heisman Trophy and has two of the top WRs in college football in Robert Woods (111 rec, 1,292 yds, 15 TD) and Marqise Lee (1,143 rec yds, 11 TD). Throw in Penn State transfer RB Silas Redd (1,241 rush yds, 7 TD) and returning RB Curtis McNeal (1,005 rush yds, 6 TD) and a good offensive line, and you have what could be the best offense in the nation. While the secondary and linebacking corps feature a wealth of experience and talent, USC lost three starting defensive linemen and may not have the depth to continue to rotate fresh legs in and out of the lineup. If their defense can go from good to great, Lane Kiffin will be hoisting the Coaches’ Trophy in Miami come January.

 

UTAH UTES

 

2011 Statistics:

SU Record: 8-5 (4-5 in Pac-12)

ATS Record: 6-7

Over/Under: 4-7-1

Points Scored: 25.0 PPG

Points Allowed: 20.2 PPG

 

Odds to Win 2013 BCS National Championship: 100/1

 

2012 Preview:

Offense: Starters Returning: 9

Defense: Starters Returning: 7

           

The Utes are looking forward to the 2012 season as they get back most of their starting lineup from last year. QB Jordan Wynn is looking to bounce back from an injury-filled 2011, and he did have a strong spring. Wynn will have plenty of offensive weapons to choose from, most notably senior WR DeVonte Christopher (663 rec yds, 5 TD). RB John White returns, and he will be leaned on heavily after rushing for 1,519 yards and 15 TD. The amount of room White will have to run depends on the performance of an inexperience offensive line, but head coach Kyle Whittingham is confident that his line will come together. Defensively, this team could be a nightmare for opponents, as they have a great group of linebackers as well as one of the best defensive lines in the conference.

 

ARIZONA WILDCATS

 

2011 Statistics:

SU Record: 4-8 (2-7 in Pac-12)

ATS Record: 4-8

Over/Under: 7-4

Points Scored: 30.7 PPG

Points Allowed: 35.4 PPG

 

Odds to Win 2013 BCS National Championship: 200/1

 

2012 Preview:

Offense: Starters Returning:

Defense: Starters Returning: 5

 

New head coach Rich Rodriguez has a nice set of talent for his spread offense. Matt Scott steps in at QB, and he has experience and the athleticism to fit this offense well. The running game could be light years ahead of what it was last year, with Ka’Deem Carey (425 rush yds, 6 TD as a freshman) taking over. Defensively, this team has a solid secondary with CB Shaq Richardson (4 INT) as the top returning starter. The defensive line is a problem area, as the Wildcats lack a dominant pass rusher. They’ll need to find a way to get to the QB and stuff the run if Rodriguez is going to bring this year’s team to a bowl.

 

UCLA BRUINS

 

2011 Statistics:

SU Record: 6-8 (5-4 in Pac-12)

ATS Record: 5-9

Over/Under: 5-9

Points Scored: 23.1 PPG

Points Allowed: 31.4 PPG

 

Odds to Win 2013 BCS National Championship: 200/1

 

2012 Preview:

Offense: Starters Returning: 7

Defense: Starters Returning: 7

           

The Bruins start in a new direction with head coach Jim Mora Jr. stepping in for Rick Neuheisel. Mora brings NFL head coaching experience to a program that has struggled over the last decade. He will have to pick a QB out of a group of three that includes last year’s starter Kevin Prince (1,828 pass yds, 12 TD, 8 INT), Brett Hundley and Richard Brehaut (948 pass yds, 6 TD, 1 INT). Hundley has the most upside of the trio, and that could win him the job with his new coach. UCLA will likely try to pound the football after ranking third in the Pac-12 in rushing last year (178 rush YPG), giving the ball mostly to senior Johnathan Franklin (976 rush yds, 5 TD). Defensively, the Bruins return seven starters. If the incoming recruiting class (ranked 12th in the nation) can provide some instant contributors, UCLA will be a team on the rise.

 

ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS

 

2011 Statistics:

SU Record: 6-7 (4-5 in Pac-12)

ATS Record: 3-9-1

Over/Under: 9-2-1

Points Scored: 33.2 PPG

Points Allowed: 28.6 PPG

 

Odds to Win 2013 BCS National Championship: 200/1

 

2012 Preview:

Offense: Starters Returning: 4

Defense: Starters Returning: 7

 

New head coach Todd Graham has ASU fans excited about a team that showed a lot of promise this spring. The Sun Devils’ running game should be explosive, as Graham keeps raving about an offensive line that is capable of opening big holes for stud RB Cameron Marshall (1,050 rush yds, 18 TD). One thing they’ll need to figure out is their QB situation, as they lost Brock Osweiler to the NFL. It appears as if sophomore Mike Bercovici will be the starter when the season begins. ASU could have a strong group of receivers led by Jamal Miles (60 catches, 6 TD). The defense lost a lot of key players, so it will be a process rebuilding that side of the ball. One bright spot is that they get back LB Brandon Magee, who missed 2011 with an Achilles injury.

 

COLORADO BUFFALOES

 

2011 Statistics:

SU Record: 3-10 (2-7 in Pac-12)

ATS Record: 4-9

Over/Under: 6-7

Points Scored: 19.8 PPG

Points Allowed: 36.5 PPG

 

Odds to Win 2013 BCS National Championship: 30/1 (Field)

 

2012 Preview:

Offense: Starters Returning: 4

Defense: Starters Returning: 7

 

Colorado lost its best QB, RB and top WR from last season, and that leaves major uncertainty at the skill positions. Kansas transfer Jordan Webb (1,884 pass yds, 13 TD, 12 INT) will likely start if he’s deemed eligible. If not, Connor Wood is likely to take the job. Wood has yet to play a collegiate game, so it’s unlikely he’ll put up any monster numbers. Tony Jones seems like he’ll be the guy to step in for the departed Rodney Stewart and handle the bulk of the rushing workload. Jones averaged just 3.8 yards per carry, but caught 27 passes in his final 10 games. Defensively, this team is inexperienced in the secondary and also on the defensive line. After a 3-10 year, it’s not likely things will get much better.

- Carrie Stroup, Gambling911.com Senior Reporter

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