The latest Pac-12 football odds have the Oregon Ducks and USC Trojans as the betting favorites to meet in the Pac-12 Championship Game.
Oregon won the Pac-12 last year behind the efforts of Justin Herbert and a defense led by Kayvon Thibodeaux. This year, the Ducks lose Herbert but still have Thibodeaux and that’s partly why they have the best Pac-12 football odds to win the conference.
The Pac-12 football odds come courtesy of Sports Betting.ag who give Mario Cristobal’s team +225 odds to repeat as conference champions.
Receiving the second-best odds are the USC Trojans who have +275 odds to win the Pac-12 South and meet Oregon in the Pac-12 Championship Game. Despite all the hoopla and drama surrounding Clay Helton‘s job status, the Trojans have the best roster in the division and it might be good enough to overcome Helton’s coaching.
The biggest challenger to Oregon in the Pac-12 North is Washington who receives +300 odds despite this being the first year of the Jimmy Lake era after the sudden retirement of Chris Petersen.
In the South, the biggest challenger to knock off USC isn’t Utah who won the division last year and was a win away from Oregon from likely competing in the College Football Playoff. Instead, it’s Chip Kelly‘s UCLA Bruins who have +400 odds, the second-best in the Pac-12 South.
Utah is trailing closely behind at +450, but then there’s a big gap between the next group of Pac-12 teams who are more pretenders than contenders at this point.
Arizona State, California, Arizona and Stanford come in at No. 6-No. 10. Then, there’s a Grand Canyon-sized gap between Colorado and Oregon State who are the betting favorites to finish in last place with +8000 odds.
You can see the full list of Pac-12 football odds below. Of note, there are no odds for Washington State.
2020 Pac-12 football odds
- Oregon +225
- USC +275
- Washington +300
- UCLA +400
- Utah +450
- Arizona State +1400
- California +2000
- Arizona +2500
- Stanford +3300
- Colorado +8000
- Oregon State +8000
There’s never much money to be won betting on the favorites but Oregon and USC are my predictions to win the Pac-12. Of course, that may change by October and November, but the rosters are in place for them to finish at the top of the standings.
I don’t think Oregon will lose much offensively without Herbert under center. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if the offense is as good, if not better, under Tyler Shough‘s direction.
USC has many questions but Kedon Slovis isn’t among them. After a lights-out freshman season after the injury to JT Daniels, USC has both options healthy. I think it’ll be Slovis who wins the job and it could lead to Daniels transferring, but that’s a decision that won’t be on the table until summer camp opens since spring practice was halted.
If you’re looking for somewhat of a sleeper, I’d tab Arizona State as a team that could surprise and exceed expectations in 2020. There is a little better rate of return for your wager if you back the Sun Devils and Herm Edwards.