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Place your bets! Early betting odds for power conference championships released

This may come as a slight shock to some of you, but one online sports book is giving Ohio State, Alabama, Oregon and TCU the best odds to win their respective conference championships in 2015. Hard to believe, right?

This year’s first batch of conference championship odds were recently released by for each of the power conferences. Ohio State, Alabama, Oregon, TCU and Clemson were all the favorites in their conferences. The Buckeyes, defending national champions, are the only clear favorite among all the power conference programs, receiving -150 odds to win the Big Ten in 2015. TCU and Oregon each were next in line with +200 odds to win the Big 12 and Pac-12, respectively. Now where do you get the money from for placing odds and betting on your favorite teams? Well a viable option would be to Play casino games at Royal Vegas and take the money you have earned in order to fund your college football betting. This is a crucial component as it gives one the ability and chance to keep the funds coming in, in order to enjoy the world of betting and bet on your favorite team! So here’s what I think about some of these odds as mentioned above.

If I were the one spending the money to place the bets, I would shy away big time from Ohio State. Sure, it seems like a safe bet, and it likely will have the best chance of coming true, but you have to fork over more money than you need to make a good return. That is why I would stick to a school like Florida State in the ACC or Oklahoma in the Big 12. Oklahoma may not be as good as TCU or Baylor, but the Sooners get TCU at home late in the season. Who knows? At +500, the Sooners may not be a terrible pick this year. I am going away from the Pac-12 favorite as well and deciding between USC and UCLA. I would likely pick USC, who gets Stanford, Utah and Arizona at home and just has to survive road trips to Arizona State and Oregon before having to worry about UCLA in a potential Pac-12 South Division game.

The ACC appears to have become a battle between Clemson and Florida State in recent seasons, but Louisville at +800 is something I find intriguing. Sure, the Cardinals would have to get by Clemson and Florida State, and that would not be easy, but I am not so certain it would be impossible to consider a possibility. The Coastal Divison should once again be wide open, which leaves me hesitant to drop any money on any team at this point. Georgia Tech is the betting favorite in the division, followed by Duke, but I am not sure I would bet on either to top Clemson or Florida State (or Louisville) in a conference championship game setting.

The biggest longshot in the crowd? That would be Vanderbilt at +10,000. Hey, that may be worth laying a couple bucks just for the heck of it. Or, you could just send me your money instead and get the same return in reality. You think it over and just let me know. See any good odds that entice you? 2015 ACC Championship Odds Clemson +250 Florida State +300 Georgia Tech +400 Duke +800 Louisville +800 Virginia Tech +800 NC State +1000 Miami FL +1500 Pittsburgh +1500 North Carolina +2000 Boston College +3000 Virginia +3000 Syracuse +6000 Wake Forest +6000 2015 Big 12 Championship Odds TCU +200 Baylor +225 Oklahoma +500 Oklahoma State +500 Texas +800 Kansas State +1000 West Virginia +1300 Texas Tech +1500 Iowa State +2000 Kansas +8000 2015 Big Ten Championship Odds Ohio State -150 Michigan State +300 Wisconsin +800 Nebraska +1100 Minnesota +1200 Michigan +1300 Penn State +1700 Iowa +2200 Rutgers +2500 Maryland +3000 Northwestern +5500 Illinois +6000 Indiana +6000 Purdue +8000 2015 Pac-12 Championship Odds Oregon +200 UCLA +450 USC +450 Arizona +550 Arizona State +600 Stanford +600 Utah +900 California +2000 Washington +3000 Washington State +4000 Oregon State +4000 Colorado +6000 2015 SEC Championship Odds Alabama +260 Auburn +400 Georgia +400 Mississippi +420 Tennessee +900 LSU +1000 Arkansas +1200 Missouri +1300 Mississippi State +1500 Texas A&M +1500 South Carolina +2500 Florida +2500 Kentucky +7500 Vanderbilt +10000

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Kevin McGuire
Contributor to College Football Talk on NBCSports.com. Also a contributor to Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Member of Football Writers Association of America and National Football Foundation. Follow on Twitter @KevinOnCFB.

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