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Betting preview: Win total, title odds for Oregon

Mark Helfrich is looking forward to another big season in Eugene. Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

With college football season on the horizon, ESPN Chalk's college football experts -- Phil Steele, "Stanford Steve" Coughlin and Chris Fallica -- combine to give you betting previews of the top 25 teams, according to the ESPN College Football Rankings. They break down each team's strengths and weaknesses, along with season win total bets and national title odds.

Odds from Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook as of Aug. 22.

Oregon Ducks

National title odds: 50-1 (opened 40-1)
Season win total: 7.5
FPI win projection: 7.4


Phil Steele

Strengths: Oregon has incredible athletes at the skill positions. Running back Royce Freeman is one of the best in the country and the unit is deep, as is the receiving corps. I rank those units No. 3 and No. 5, respectively, in the country. Seven of the eight groups rank in my top units, but only two are above No. 29.

Weaknesses: