There are some strange odds for over/unders in the Pac-12 this season (courtesy of Bovada, a strange oddsmaker). Let’s go through them one-by-one.
Arizona Wildcats, 7.5 wins: Arizona is about where you’d expect they’d be.
Arizona State Sun Devils, 6 wins: Arizona State is surprisingly low. Six wins doesn’t seem like much.
California Golden Bears, 6 wins: Cal at six wins is a little high given their turnover, but that’s not too bad at all for a Bears team without Jared Goff.
Colorado Buffaloes, 4.5 wins: Colorado is expected to improve, but they’re coming up from three wins, so only small steps are expected.
Oregon Ducks, 8.5 wins: Oregon is about where they were last year, meaning the bookies aren’t expecting the Ducks to jump back into title form.
Oregon State Beavers, 3.5 wins: Oregon State. Still bad at football.
Stanford Cardinal, 8 wins: Stanford’s line is surprisingly low, trailing four other Pac-12 teams. Doesn’t sound like Vegas is buying into the Christian McCaffrey one man band.
UCLA Bruins, 9 wins: UCLA is about where you’d expect. Pretty good, and it’d be shocking if they differ too much from that 8 to 10 range.
USC Trojans, 9.5 wins: Ditto USC.
Utah Utes, 6.5 wins: Utah is expected to regress, so this fallback was to be expected.
Washington Huskies, 10 wins: This is the shocker of the conference. 10 wins basically has Washington pegged as the Pac-12 North champions.
Washington St. Cougars, 7 wins: Wazzu isn’t expected to leap after a solid 2015 campaign.