Oregon Ducks

Oregon Ducks

Early betting odds for college football win totals hit the streets this month and it appears that the wise guys believe the 2017 Oregon Ducks will be much improved in coach Willie Taggart's first season. 

The over/under win total for Oregon is eight for a team that went 4-8 last year. Of course, early odds in 2016 had Oregon at over/under 8.5 wins. Oregon went 2-9-1 against the spread, losing four times when it was the favorite.  

Eight wins this season seems about right for a team that returns most of its talent on offense and is expected to at least be somewhat improved on defense under new defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt. 

The only games on the schedule that appear to be big trouble are at Stanford and at Washington. The Ducks do not play USC, which received 7.5-to-1 odds to win the national championship.

On the same site, Oregon is listed as 75-to-1 to win the national title

Here is a look at the odds for the Pac-12 teams:

Arizona - 5.5

Arizona State - NA

California - NA

Colorado - 7.5

Oregon - 8

Oregon State - NA

Stanford -8.5

UCLA - 8

USC  - 9.5

Utah - 6.5

Washington - 9.5

Washington State - 9.5