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2018 College Football Odds: UCLA Bruins Season Win Total

All eyes will be on Chip Kelly when the UCLA Bruins begin their season on September first against Cincinnati. After taking the 2017 season off, Kelly has returned to the Pac-12, a conference he dominated while at Oregon. The Bruins, who have won six or more games in six of the past seven seasons, will also be breaking in a …

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2018 College Football Odds: Utah Utes Season Win Total

After winning the 2017 Heart of Dallas Bowl, the Utah Utes have now posted four straight winnings seasons and won a bowl game in each of those years as well. The Utes have had winning seasons in five of the seven years since they joined the Pac-12, but their win total has dropped (10, 9, 7) in each of the past three …

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2018 College Football Odds: Colorado Buffaloes Season Win Total

The Buffaloes took everyone by surprise and surged to a Pac-12 South title and a Pac-12 Championship Game appearance in 2016, but weren’t able to sustain the momentum in 2017. While very few, if anyone, predicted Colorado to repeat as Pac-12 South champs in 2017, going from first to worst may have caught some by surprise. Colorado has posted just …

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2018 College Football Odds: Oregon Ducks Season Win Total

Three head coaches in three seasons is never an ideal scenario, yet that’s exactly the situation the Oregon Ducks find themselves in heading into 2018. Coaching staff continuity has been something Oregon relied heavily upon in the past and while it has a new coach in 2018, Cristobal isn’t totally new. Since Cristobal was on staff and kept a lot …

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2018 College Football Odds: Stanford Cardinal Season Win Total

The Stanford Cardinal have been been one of the best teams in the Pac-12 for the bulk of the past decade and there’s no reason to expect that momentum to slow down in 2018. David Shaw is 73-22 in his seven years as head coach and has notched double-digit wins in five of those seasons. Heisman-hopeful Bryce Love will be …

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2018 College Football Odds: California Golden Bears Season Win Total

The California Golden Bears have gone 5-7 in three of the past four seasons, but 2017 – the first season under Justin Wilcox – had a different feel to it as the 5-7 felt a bit more promising than prior seasons. Cal was competitive in a lot of games last season and has to feel good about its chances moving …

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2018 College Football Odds: Oregon State Beavers Season Win Total

Things haven’t been going well for the Beavers in recent seasons, to put it lightly. Oregon State has won a total of seven games the past three seasons and notched just a single victory in 2017. While there is some hope that new head coach Jonathan Smith – a former Beavers’ quarterback – can turn things around, it won’t be …

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2018 College Football Odds: Washington State Cougars Season Win Total

The Cougars have put together three straight winning seasons under Mike Leach and while they very well may finish over .500 in 2018, the question here is whether they will win eight games. Washington State has won eight or more games in each of the past three seasons, the first time the Cougars have reached that number since winning 10 …

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2018 College Football Odds: Washington Huskies Season Win Total

Chris Peterson certainly has things rolling up in Seattle, but with increased success, comes bigger expectations – and therefore higher win totals. The Huskies won 22 games over the past two seasons and posted back-to-back 10-win seasons for the fourth time in school history. Unfortunately Washington has never posted double digit wins in three straight years and despite the recent success …

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