Pac-12 kicks off football action tomorrow, as the Arizona Wildcats make a trip out to Hawaii during Week 0 action. Five conference teams made the pre-season top 25 ranking, all of which will look to climb the rankings, with Oregon having the biggest test of them all against a tough Auburn side on the road. Two games have no current lines, as both sides should win by huge margins.
Going to post quick picks here, nothing in depth. Go Pac!
#11 Oregon +3 at #16 Auburn (8/31 at 4:30 PST)
The Ducks have ambitions to climb into the College Football Playoff picture, and a win against Auburn to start the season will help them out. Rest of the non-conference slate isn’t impressive, meaning, Oregon needs to come out swinging, which I expect them to do and take the victory.
#13 Washington (No Line) vs Eastern Washington (8/31 at 12:00 PST)
Like the Ducks, Washington has ambitions to climb into the CFP picture, and a victory against a weak opponent to start the year won’t pay dividends. As of the moment, no line exists for the match, but Washington should take this game by, at least, four touchdowns.
#14 Utah -5 @ Brigham Young University (8/29 at 7:00 PST)
Taking the Utes here against their in state rivals.
#23 Washington State -31.5 vs New Mexico State (8/31 at 7:00 PST)
Washington State should take care of business against an inferior NMSU side, and should do so easily.
Arizona -11 @ Hawaii (8/24 at 7:30 PST)
Khalil Tate hopes to have a comeback season, and the Wildcats should start the season off with a victory. Expecting it to be a close affair, however, and the Rainbow Warriors not allowing Arizona to cover.
UCLA +3.5 @ Cincinnati (8/25 at 4:00 PST)
Returning last season’s opener, the Bruins will make the trip out East, and expecting Chip Kelly’s side to start the year off with a victory against the Bearcats.
Arizona State -24.5 vs Kent State (8/25 at 7:15 PST)
Expect the Sun Devils come out swinging, and punch Kent State in the mouth with hopes of going bowling.
Colorado -13 vs Colorado State (8/30 at 7:00 PST)
Expecting the Buffs to win this game by a field goal.
Oregon State +15 at Oklahoma St (8/30 at 7:30 PST)
Can’t picture the Beavers making this game interesting, as the Cowboys take the easy dub.
Cal (No Line) vs UC Davis (8/31 at 3:30 PST)
Anything outside of a drubbing would be a disappointment.
USC -13.5 vs Fresno St (8/31 at 7:30 PST)
Fresno State seems to be a bit overlooked, expect them to fight USC until the final whistle, but fall just short.