Consider it or not, the 2021 school soccer season is lower than 48 hours away. 5 video games are on faucet for this Saturday earlier than issues actually take off over the course of subsequent week. Earlier than it will get underway, listed below are 5 NCAA crew season win totals to bet right now.
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ILLINOIS (OVER 3.5, -135)
Out with Lovie Smith, in with former Massive Ten coach Bret Bielema. One factor Bielema has at all times achieved is win within the Massive Ten. He’ll inherit a crew with 13 returning starters together with veteran senior quarterback Brandon Peters. There are nonconference video games with UTSA and Charlotte – each at residence – on the schedule and the Illini have received at the least two Massive Ten video games in six of the final seven seasons.
An upset – if you happen to can name it that – of Nebraska at residence this Thursday night time would set the tone. Oh, and Bielema excels in season openers. He’s 11-1 in season-opening video games as a head coach. Don’t neglect. Nebraska and head coach Scott Frost are underneath NCAA investigation and Frost is squarely on the recent seat. A win within the season open virtually assures Illinois to go Over 3.5.
NEVADA (OVER 7.5, 120)
Head coach Jay Norvell returns 18 starters – 9 every on offense and protection – because the Wolf Pack heads into the 2021 season as one of many favorites to win the Mountain West convention. With veteran Carson Robust again at quarterback, the Wolf Pack Air Raid offense ought to shine in 2021. Nevada ranked 12th in passing offense in 2020 and will solely get higher this season.
With their win complete pegged at 7.5, lock this one in now. Nevada performs at Cal and Kansas State, two video games towards Energy 5 colleges. Don’t be stunned if the Wolf Pack pulls an upset in a single or each video games. The largest check will are available in Week 4 when Nevada travels to Mountain West Convention energy Boise State. With a giant win or two early, the Wolf Pack might surpass this win complete by early November.
BOSTON COLLEGE (OVER 7, -140)
BC secured a profitable season final yr going 6-5 in head coach Jeff Hafley’s first season. Can he information the Eagles to eight wins in 2021? Completely. Hafley is the man that rotated Ohio State’s protection in 2019. He’ll do the identical in Yr 2 at Boston School.
The offense is excellent with QB Phil Jurkovec (2,558 yards, 17 TDs in 2020) and All-ACC WR Zay Flowers (56 rec., 892 yds., 9 TDs). All 5 starters on the offensive line are again and 9 complete on an offense that ranked 24th within the nation in passing final season.
Then, there’s the schedule. BC ought to be taking a look at 3-0 – Colgate, UMass, and Temple – earlier than internet hosting Missouri. They do play at Clemson and at Louisville, however the Eagles beat the Cardinals final season. BC will get NC State, Virginia Tech, and Florida State all at residence. Three of their final 4 video games are at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill and a type of is prone to push BC Over 7 wins for the season.
GEORGIA TECH (UNDER 4.5, +110)
Georgia Tech followers are in all probability wishing for Paul Johnson and the outdated triple choice assault proper about now. Head coach Geoff Collins 6-16 total in two seasons profitable even 4 this season can be a chore. The Yellow Jackets are nonetheless remodeling the offense from Johnson’s choice to Collins’ unfold. Quarterback Jeff Sims ought to be higher in 2021. He had 25 turnovers final season as a freshman.
The larger downside for Collins and Georgia Tech is the schedule. The Yellow Jackets play 5 groups with a authentic shot at making the School Soccer Playoff. They play at Clemson, face North Carolina in Atlanta, after which play at Miami and at Notre Dame. Then, don’t neglect the year-end rivalry recreation with Georgia.
They begin the season at residence with Northern Illinois and FCS Kennesaw State. If they will begin the season 2-0, they are able to discover one other two victories amongst Pitt, Duke, and Virginia. Profitable all three isn’t doubtless making the Beneath 4.5 the best way to go.
COLORADO (UNDER 4.5, -105)
Wait…didn’t Colorado go 4-2 final yr? Sure, they did and head coach Karl Dorrell received the Pac-12 Coach of the Yr award in consequence. The large purpose why the Buffaloes had been in a position to have some success was because of a comparatively straightforward schedule. In 2021, the schedule gods weren’t so good.
After what ought to be a win over FCS Northern Colorado, the Buffs have one of the vital troublesome schedules within the FBS. They’ll play Texas A&M in Denver after which host Minnesota. Colorado performs at Oregon and at Utah whereas getting USC and Washington at residence. Of the remaining video games, it’s doubtless Colorado can beat Arizona and Oregon State at residence, however even a fourth win is a stretch. Getting to 5 simply isn’t occurring.