Pac-12 Win Totals

The Pac-12 conference, also known as the “Conference of Champions,” should be a three-team battle in 2022: USC (+200 to win the Pac-12), Utah (+240), and Oregon (+250). The remainder of the conference has odds of +1000 or worse. However, the win totals are not very high for any team in the Pac-12: USC, Utah, and Oregon each have a win total of just nine. UCLA (+1000; 8.5 wins), Washington (+1000; 7.5 wins), and Washington State (+2500; five wins) are the three next-best teams in the conference in terms of odds to win the conference.

2022 College Football Pac-12 Season Win Totals
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USC

Can USC be the team to beat in the Pac-12 this season? Last year, the Trojans were just 3-6 in the conference with a 4-8 record overall. They also finished the season on a four-game losing streak. Former Oklahoma head football coach Lincoln Riley takes over the reins at USC in hopes of trying to turn the program around. The Trojans begin the season with two home and two road contests, with the fourth game of the season being a tough one at Oregon State. Then, USC culminates its regular season with a home game against Notre Dame. If both of those games are losses, then it will not be easy for the Trojans to win more than nine games.

Utah

Head coach Kyle Whittingham is back at it at the University of Utah, as the longest-tenured coach in the Pac-12 looks for his 150th win with the Utes in 2022. Whittingham enters with a 144-66 record. In addition, he is the winningest coach in program history. Whittingham’s Utes finished the 2021 season with six consecutive wins prior to their Rose Bowl Game loss to Ohio State. The over of nine wins is looking very strong for Utah this season. After an 8-1 conference record (10-4 overall) in 2021, the team should have confidence heading into this season.

Oregon

The Oregon Ducks — another top Pac-12 team last season — led the North Division also with a 10-4 overall record in 2021. Similar to the Utes, the Ducks are looking strong from 2021 to 2022. However, Oregon has a new head football coach in Dan Lanning with a new staff across the board. Opening the season against the Georgia Bulldogs will not be easy, but the remainder of Oregon’s schedule is not bad. An over of nine wins is definitely attainable.

UCLA

Can UCLA fight for a top position in the Pac-12 and even make it to the Pac-12 Championship Game in 2022? The Bruins finished 2021 with a season-best three-game winning streak, and unfortunately, COVID-19 protocol issues canceled the 2021 Holiday Bowl. If the Bruins had taken down No. 18 NC State in the Holiday Bowl, that would have provided tremendous confidence heading into 2022. So, how should we look at this Bruins squad? Although Chip Kelly’s career record at UCLA is 18-25, he has this program trending up. The schedule is not that difficult for UCLA, so an over of 8.5 wins is worth a bet.

Washington

Washington is hoping for a bounce-back in 2022 after a frustrating 2021 season. Kalen DeBoer, who was the head coach at Fresno State, brings a career record of 79-9 into his first season at Washington. He had tremendous success in the NAIA, but can he rise to the occasion in the FBS? DeBoer was with Sioux Falls, as he was dominant winning three NAIA titles. He coached Fresno State to a 9-3 overall record last year, so can the Huskies get more than 7.5 wins in 2022? It will not be easy in DeBoer’s first season. Bet the under.

Washington State

Washington State had a strong 2021 season, but expectations are low in 2022 with a win total of just five wins. Head coach Jake Dickert enters his second season with Washington State, but it will be with new offensive and defensive coordinators. So, who can the Cougars beat in 2022? The Cougars open against Idaho, which should be a win. Unfortunately, they then head to Wisconsin. Washington State’s new offensive system could be hit or miss in 2022. Pac-12 could be top-heavy this season, and if so, Washington State may have too many tough games. Go with the under of five wins.

What is a College Football Win Total Bet?

The season win total is part prop, part future hybrid. The plus and minus values assign odds to either side of the team’s win total line. This bet functions like a total bet. Choose either over or under the sportsbook’s line.

Example Oregon Season Wins

  • 8.5 o -121
  • 8.5 u -106

This win total line includes ½ games. That means no tie bets are possible.

Options:
Risk $121 to win $100 that Oregon wins more than 8.5 games. A result of 9 or more wins.
Risk $106 to win $100 that Oregon wins less than 8.5 games. A result of 8 or less wins.

How to Handicap a College Football Win Total Bet

Handicap a college football team’s win total using its upcoming schedule, likely starters, and any recently transferred players. Remember, you can bet bet under the sportsbook’s line if the win total is too high. If you believe a team is likely to win fewer games, bet under a win total line that looks too high.

Avoid betting on your favorite college football teams or others that you otherwise root for. “Fan bias” is real. It can cloud the judgment of even the most seasoned sports handicappers. Better to research and bet on a team you don’t know much about.

Always consider both sides of a win total line. The line is set by the sportsbook. It may move as betting action piles up on one side more than the other. The team doesn’t have to “win” the exact win total line. Instead, you’re deciding whether their actual number of wins will be more or less than than sportsbook’s line.

Finally, be careful when betting whole number lines like 7, 8, or 9. A tie is possible when the sportsbook doesn’t set a .5 half-win line. The good news: you get your bet back if the bet pushes. The bad news: you tie up money in the bet waiting for a result.

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