2016 Odds To Win Sun Belt Conference

By: 
Keith F

With the 2016 College Football Season ready to kick off, there are many teams that will be fighting for the Sun Belt Conference championship. Here is our take on the top Sun Belt favorites to win, along with our top play for a dark horse. The betting odds to win the Sun Belt Conference this season have been provided by BetOnline

TOP FAVORITES

APPALACHIAN STATE +230

The Mountaineers are always a solid play given the fact App State is the gold standard of mid-major football programs. Let us not forget this is the outfit that dominated the FCS before pulling off the greatest upset in College Football History when they took down Michigan in The Big House, nearly a decade ago. The Mountaineers return a standout quarterback in Taylor Lamb, along with senior bull rusher Marcus Lamb. The two comprise a dynamic offense that accrued 11 wins in 2015, there is actually a lot equity in this play and it is worth a second look.

ARKANSAS STATE +230

The bottom line is despite Ark State's success in 2015, offering them at a price that compares them to either Georgia Southern or App State is frightening. Most of this price is drawn from 2015 results, where the Red Wolves knocked off both squads in impressive fashion. Arkansas State finished at 9-4 but the price is too expensive even if they beat both App State and Georgia Southern. Most of the Sun Belt is aware of Arkansas State’s existence and thus they are no longer coming off the radar. Stay off.

GEORGIA SOUTHERN +250

There is a lot of value in the Eagles given the fact Georgia Southern's triple-option system has yielded dividends for them against a slew of opponents over the span of many years. Another team that has been on the come-up for the past few seasons, GSU has some young talent that fit perfectly in to their system. Georgia Southern also returns playmakers in quarterback Kevin Ellison and prolific rusher Matt Brieda who ran for 1,608 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2015. As a reserve, the Eagles have a true ace up their sleeve in dynamic signal caller Fabian Upshaw. The Eagles with Upshaw took Georgia to the wire Between The Hedges and will show no timidity against any foe they encounter this season.

BEST DARK HORSE

GEORGIA STATE +1400

The Panthers put together a nice run at the end of 2015, at 2-6 they went on to gain bowl eligibility laying waste to arch nemesis Georgia Southern in their end of the year rivalry game. This team has the momentum to strike big in 2016, sporting the ninth best passing attack in 2015. The Panthers return a true talent at wide receiver in Penny Hart who accrued over 1,000 receiving yards, most of which coming against Sun Belt opposition. If Georgia Southern improves their defensive proficiency, this is a football team that can be a serious dark horse and viable contender for the Sun Belt Conference. Excellent value here.