Yellow Team quarterback Bo Nix (10) throws out a pass during the Oregon Spring Game Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Autzen Stadium.
Yellow Team quarterback Bo Nix (10) throws out a pass during the Oregon Spring Game Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Autzen Stadium.

2022 Pac 12 North Win Totals: Betting Lines, Best Bets and Predictions

Now that both the NHL and NBA have wrapped up their respective postseasons, we have truly entered the dog days of the summer. 

To help pass the time, while also preparing for the fall, I’ll be writing plenty of football content over the next several weeks. On the college football side, I’ve already done analysis on WynnBET’s win totals for the SEC East, SEC West, Big Ten East, Big Ten West, and Big 12. Read those pieces if you are betting on those divisions.

It is now time to head out West to dissect the Pac 12 conference ahead of the 2022 college football season. Let’s start with the Pac 12 North, because there is value to be had in this wide-open division.

Pac 12 North Win Totals

  • Oregon: 8.5 (Over -110/Under +100)

  • Washington: 7.5 (Over -125/Under +115)

  • Oregon State: 6.5 (Over +105/Under -115)

  • Washington State: 5.5 (Over +100/Under -110)

  • California: 5.5 (Over -125/Under +115)

  • Stanford: 4.5 (Over +125/Under -140)

All odds as of Monday, June 27. Remember to view our sportsbook promotions for more details on bonuses and exclusive offers.

2021 Pac 12 North Standings

  • Oregon 10-4 (7-2)

  • Washington State 7-6 (6-3)

  • Oregon State 7-6 (5-4)

  • California 5-7 (4-5)

  • Washington 4-8 (3-6)

  • Stanford 3-9 (2-7)

Oregon Has Highest Win Total

Coming off a double-digit win campaign, Oregon has the highest win total in the Pac 12 North at 8.5 victories. The under is priced at plus-money, so clearly the WynnBET trading team is not expecting much of a drop-off with a new head coach at the helm.

Mario Cristobal is now in Miami, and it is Dan Lanning’s turn to lead the Ducks. Lanning previously served as defensive coordinator for the Georgia Bulldogs, who had one of the more dangerous units we’ve ever seen in the sport during their national title run last season. Lanning, 36, is the youngest among all Power Five head coaches. But he knows that he will have to deliver right away for the Ducks.

Oregon has posted a winning record in each of its last five seasons, including two campaigns with double-digit victories. Bo Nix transferred to Oregon from Auburn, and will help lead the way this year. Nix produced a Pro Football Focus grade of 78.5 last year, the best mark of his career.

On the other side of the ball, the Ducks are led by linebacker Noah Sewell. In two seasons, Sewell has 162 total tackles, six sacks, one interception and three forced fumbles. He will be one of the top linebackers in the country this year and a coveted prospect in the 2023 NFL Draft Class.

Lanning and the Ducks will get a tough test to start off by facing Georgia in Week 1. Oregon is a 17.5-point underdog in that matchup, which is slated to take place in Atlanta for the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic.

Best Bet

Admittedly, it would be silly to feel confident about any win total in this division. Most of these teams have such high-variance, that I could see almost any outcome for every team not named the Oregon Ducks.

But my favorite win total bet in this division is under 5.5 victories for Washington State. The Cougars might have won seven games a year ago, but they don't bring much back from that squad. In fact, Washington State ranks 117th in returning production. The offense, in particular, returns just 9% of its rushing production and 23% of its receiving production.

A lot of the optimism is dependent on transfer quarterback Cameron Ward, who had two strong seasons at Incarnate Word. He won the 2021 Jerry Rice Award, which is given to the most outstanding freshman player in FCS Football. He set Incarnate Word program records for career passing touchdowns (71) and passing yards (6,908).

If it all clicks right away for Ward, then Washington State is in position to hit the over. But I’m betting on there being an adjustment period, even though Ward is coming over with offensive coordinator Eric Morris. WSU’s non-conference slate features a road tilt with Wisconsin and a home matchup against Colorado State that certainly won’t be a cupcake.

In league play, the Cougars have to play both USC and Utah, which isn't ideal. Their road games are against USC, Oregon State, Stanford and Arizona. Washington State’s home meetings are against Oregon, California, Utah, Arizona State and Washington.

I think there are six wins at most on this schedule, but I’m willing to bet against that happening. If Ward and Wazzu prove me wrong, then so be it.

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