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2012 Pac-12 Futures Picks and Preview

With every team in the conference finally bowl eligible, competition for the 2012 Pac-12 championship is going be very fierce this season. College football futures bettors are going to have their work cut out for them when trying to determine who’s going to come out on top in this ultra-competitive conference. Here are some of our top picks for Pac-12 supremacy.

The latest Pac-12 betting odds are listed below along with our best bet. Americans can wager on college futures at BetOnline Mobile this year along with 100’s of weekly NCAAF betting markets once the season gets underway.

2012 Pac-12 Futures Betting Odds

• USC -160
• Oregon +200
• Washington +1200
• California +1800
• Stanford +2500
• Utah +3500
• Arizona +3500
• UCLA +4000
• Arizona State +5000
• Washington State +5000
• Oregon State +6000
• Colorado +10000

USC Clear Favorite to Win Pac-12 Championship in 2012

The Trojans (10-2, 7-2, 8-3-1 ATS) are free of NCAA sanctions, loaded with talent and ready to make a major run in the Pac-12 this season. Senior quarterback Matt Barkley (308-446, 3528 yds., 39 TDs, 7 int) is one of the best players in the game and he’s also one of the favourites to win the Heisman Trophy this season.

He’ll have plenty of returning starters to work with and shouldn’t have too much trouble with most of their conference games. After playing Hawaii and Syracuse, the Trojans should be in great shape to take on Stanford in Week 3. (Given that they’re 32-11 against conference foes on the road over the last decade, we like their chances.)

Their biggest challenge of the season (and a game that’s certain to keep online sportsbooks on edge) comes on November 3 when they take on the Oregon Ducks in Los Angeles. They squeaked out a 38-35 win over Oregon on the road last year and, if they can do it at home this year, they’ll be the odds-on favorite for the Pac-12 and maybe even the National Championship.

USC at -160 odds is our pick to win the Pac-12 championship. The value isn’t great considering that your money is locked up for the entire season, but we can’t see any team beating the Trojans in the Pac-12 in 2012.

Will the Oregon Ducks be Able to Run Over the Competition?

Last year’s Oregon Ducks (12-2, 9-1, 8-5-1 ATS) dazzled fans and confounded opponents with their trademark hurry-up everything style of play. It’s no wonder that they’ve won three straight conference titles and are the team to beat in the Pac-12.

They’ve lost a lot of starters, but were always very deep on both sides of the ball. Quarterback Bryan Bennett (25-46, 369 yds, 6 TDs) didn’t see much action last season, but showed real promise when he did. Expect him to connect plenty with RB’s De’Anthony Thomas (55-608 yds, 7 TDs) and Kenjon Barner (152-971 yds, 11 TDs). Both of these guys could easily go over 1,000 yards this season.

The Ducks play a potential trap game against the Washington Huskies (7-6, 5-4, 7-6 ATS) on October 6 but won’t see a lot of hurdles until then. OU is definitely going to be good, but without RB LaMichael James (247-1870 yds, 18 TDs) the team isn’t going to be amongst the elite.

Stanford’s Luckless, but Remain a Contender in Pac-12 Football

First round NFL draft pick and former Cardinal QB Andrew Luck (288-404, 35147 yds, 37 TDs, 10 INT) played so well last year that most people missed out on how good Stanford’s defense played. They struggled once or twice, but beating #20 USC 56-48 to #20 in triple overtime is nothing to ashamed about. Remember, only four teams scored three or more TD’s on the Cardinal defense all season.

For Stanford to excel again this year, they’ll need to clear up their QB controversy early and absolutely, positively upset Oregon on the road. That might sound like a tall order, but last season they were 5-0 road winners.

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Our Pac-12 Football Futures Best Bet

• USC Trojans: -160 to win Pac-12 Conference

This article was written by Jess

Jess is the editor of MobileSportsBetting.com. His job duties include everything nobody else is doing, and making sure it all gets done on time. When he gets a chance, Jess loves to write about NFL, MLB, Formula 1, and tennis betting.


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