Las Vegas online sportsbook Bovada.lv has listed its football futures odds for the 2014 season, and the Oregon Ducks are the head-over-heels favorites.
The Ducks are currently listed at 6-5 odds to play in the Rose Bowl. Oregon is followed by UCLA (4-1), Stanford and USC (5-1), and Arizona State (6-1) to take home the Pac-12 title.
Chris Petersen and the Huskies are given 14-1 odds after finishing 9-4 (5-4 Pac-12) a season ago. The UW is the only team given odds in the teens. The Huskies are followed by Arizona and WSU (25-1), Oregon State (33-1), Utah (66-1), and last but not least, Colorado and California (100-1).
Oregon is given even bigger odds to win the Pac-12 North, listed as a 1-2 favorite. After winning the Pac-12 and finishing runner-up in the Rose Bowl a season ago, Stanford is the second favorite with 3-1 odds.
The Huskies are the third favorite in the Pac-12 North, listed at 6-1 to play in the Pac-12 Championship for the first time. The UW is followed by WSU (12-1), Oregon State (14-1), and Cal (50-1). UCLA starts out as the favorite to win the Pac-12 South at 3-2, followed closely by USC and Arizona State at 2-1. The south is rounded out by Arizona (10-1), Utah (33-1) and Colorado (50-1).
The Ducks are the third favorite behind Florida State and Alabama to win the National Championship, listed at 8-1. Oregon is followed by UCLA (14-1), USC (25-1) and Stanford (40-1). Arizona State, Arizona, and Washington are all listed at 100-1.
Bovada also lists odds for players to win the 2014 Heisman Trophy. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is listed as the second favorite with 11-2 odds. Jameis Winston, last year's Heisman winner, is the favorite at 13-4.
Other Pac-12 players on the list include UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley (16-1) and running back/linebacker Myles Jack (33-1), Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion (33-1) and Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly (50-1). 5 Dimes, another online sportsbook, lists Mariota 5-1, Hundley 14-1, Mannion 28-1, Kelly 28-1 and Jack 33-1.
5 Dimes has also posted some early week 1 lines and has the Huskies 21.5 point favorites at Hawaii. Arizona is a 25.5 point favorite at home against UNLV and Colorado St. vs. Colorado is a pick em.
IF (wink, wink) I was a betting man I think I would put few bucks on USC, Stanford, UCLA and of course Washington to win the Pac-12 Championship. Betting on Oregon would be an easy choice but the odds are slim so there is not much money to be made. I would expect the lines to shift and Oregon to get better odds as we get closer to the season.
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