If you like making NCAA Football season-long props odds wagers that have the chance to pay big dividends, then you should know that one team in each conference is offering some outstanding value when it comes to their respective 2018 win total odds.
Best of all, you don’t have to do a thing because I’ve done all of the legwork for you. I’ve identified the one team in each major conference that is offering the best win total odds for MyBookie collegiate gridiron gaming enthusiasts everywhere to cash in on. Here’s a look at each one of them.
2018 Best NCAA Football Betting Picks for Total Wins in Each Conference
The Hokies won nine games a year ago and I think that’s a number they’ll get to again in 2018. Justin Fuente has done a really good job since taking over the Hokies program by winning 10 games in 2016 and then almost reaching that figure a year ago. Fuente finally has an incumbent starter in quarterback Josh Jackson after he started 13 games as a freshman in 2017 and threw for 2,991 yards with 20 touchdowns.
Tech does have some question marks at the skill positions, but they also have a fantastic defense that finished fourth in the country in points allowed last season at 14.8 per game. The only sure losses I see are possibly in their opener at Florida State, possibly at home against Notre Dame and at home against Miami. Nine wins look like a lock to me.
The Cornhuskers won a paltry four games last season, but I’m thinking they could very well get to seven wins minimum in 2018 under first-year head coach Scott Frost. Yes, Nebraska has a bunch of question marks, but Frost also has some talent that he can use and if he gets his team to play anywhere near to their full potential, seven wins look doable.
Nebraska is going down against Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio State and Michigan State, but they look like they’ll have sure wins over Akron, Troy and Purdue and excellent chances to beat Colorado, Northwestern and one or both, of Illinois and Iowa. Frost is an offensive mastermind and he’s got a future NFL star on his hands in wide receiver Stanley Morgan Jr. who caught 61 passes for a school-record 986 yards and 10 touchdowns last season.
I’m completely stunned that a TCU team that went 11-3 a year ago, has a super low win total of just 7.5 heading into 2018. I know the Horned Frogs will have a new starting quarterback, but if you haven’t seen sophomore quarterback Shawn Robinson, I’m simply going to say that I’m expecting great things out of the four-star recruit.
TCU also has a trio of four-star receivers, three four-star running backs and a four-star junior college offensive tackle that all arrived in the last three recruiting classes. TCU ranked a fantastic 19th nationally in points allowed last season (16.0 ppg) and I believe they are the best lock in the country to top their win total odds in 2018.
The Bruins went 6-7 last season in Jim Mora’s final season, but they’re getting a completely new era underway thanks to the hiring of former Oregon head coach Chip Kelly. While it’s undoubtedly going to take Kelly some time to implement his style of play and get the kind of players he can be successful with, I believe it’s quite possible that he could find a way to reach the six-win mark in 2018. Kelly inherits a pair of talented tailbacks in Bolu Olorunfunmi and Soso Jamabo, but he’ll need to identify a replacement for departed quarterback Josh Rosen.
The good news is that he has a four-star true freshman in Dorian Thompson-Robinson and some other talent in Devon Modster and grad transfer Wilton Speight. Kelly also has some excellent talent on the defensive side of the ball and if he can bring that talent together fairly quickly, UCLA could very well reach six victories with wins over Cincinnati, Fresno, Colorado, Arizona State, Cal, and USC. While Kelly flamed out as an NFL head coach, he did manage to go a stellar 46-7 in four seasons at Oregon with three Pac-12 championships, two, one-loss seasons and one national championship game appearance.
Florida may have struggled to a woeful 4-7 mark a year ago, but that was then and this is now. Gone is beleaguered head coach Jim McElwain and now, the Gators will look to get back to being a national championship contender under widely-respected former Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen. The former Gators offensive coordinator is back where he helped lead the program to prominence and he’ll bring his brand of explosive offense with him. He’ll need to identify who his starting quarterback is going to be whether it’s 2017 part-time starter Feleipe Franks or redshirt sophomore Kyle Trask. Mullen has talent at the skill positions and five returning starters on the offensive line.
Florida gave up a whopping 87 points defensively in their final two regular-season games last season, but prior to 2017, the Gators finished inside the top 15 every year since 2007, so there’s a history of defensive excellence at the school. I like the Gators to get off to a perfect 3-0 start before the SEC season begins and I believe they could record wins against Tennessee, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Missouri, and Idaho to reach the eight-win mark. This one looks like a bit of a tough call, but I’m going with Mullen to get the Gators just over their win total odds in 2018.