Is it football season yet?
NHL fans would like to see their team get off to a good start to the season, but they have 82 games in all to get their act together.
In college football, there is only 12 games in a regular season, so the beginning of the season is massive and here is a look for the September games for Oregon, Oregon State, Washington and Washington State that you should have circled on your calendar.
The Oregon Ducks play their first four games on the road, and sharps who work with price per head software (which you can find if you click here) should find Oregon favored in all of them, but their opening game against Arkansas State should be fun to watch.
The Red Wolves were 10-3 last year and are active on both sides of the ball, kind of like a smaller-school version of the Ducks, and it’ll be a good test for Oregon in their first game without Darron Thomas and LaMichael James in their backfield.
Wisconsin lost to Oregon in the Rose Bowl and their two regular-season losses came away from home, so the Beavers have a shot if they can play their best possible game without making any mistakes, and they’ll need the Badgers to make a few.
A win isn’t even completely necessary for Oregon State; avoiding a blowout and keeping it close can provide a springboard for their season.
The Washington Huskies may have the toughest test of them all as they travel to LSU to take on the Tigers, who many sports betting online players will have as a favorite to win the national title as they lost to fellow SEC power Alabama in last season’s BCS championship game.
Again, Washington will be looking to stay in the game and hang with the Tigers in Baton Rouge, but they’re going to have a difficult task against an LSU defense that may be better than last year’s powerhouse unit.
The Washington State Cougars are on the road for two of their three games at BYU and UNLV, and the trip to BYU should be a better barometer of how Washington State will fare in 2012.
BYU, who are also named the Cougars, were 10-3 in 2011, and after they were romped by Utah in their home opener, they never lost again in Provo.
Washington State won just one of their road games last season, and they’re going to have to turn that around to move up the ladder at online betting sites.