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PAC 12 Conference Tournament Odds and Best Bets

Pac 12 Tournament Odds and Best Bet Picks
By Bill Christy on March 7, 2022

For bettors who have watched PAC 12 basketball this season, the current tournament odds are unlikely to be much of a surprise. Arizona and UCLA are clearly the class of the conference, and the bottom half of the league is an absolute dumpster fire.

That being said, with two clear-cut favorites, it would only take one upset to blow this tournament wide open and create the chance to see a Cinderella team steal a spot in the tournament.

Does that mean we think Oregon State or California could go on a PAC 12 tournament run? No, but Oregon, Washington State, and Colorado are all teams currently outside of the NCAA Tournament that could make a run this week and fight their way in.

Here are the current PAC 12 tournament odds for every team in the conference:

PAC 12 Tournament Odds

Latest Odds from DraftKings Sportsbook

PAC 12 Team Tournament Odds
Arizona -120
UCLA +160
USC +1000
Oregon +1500
Washington State +3000
Colorado +4000
PAC 12 Team Tournament Odds
Arizona State +5000
Washington +20000
Stanford +20000
Utah +25000
Oregon State +50000
California +50000

We didn't see our first team with +1000 odds until about half-way down the odds table in the Big East, seeds 8-12 all have odds of +20000 or worse here in the PAC 12. Washington plays Utah in what could be the most unwatchable power 5 conference tournament game, so one of these five teams will pick up a tourney win, but we wouldn't bet on that group winning more than one.

What would we bet on given these tournament odds? Here are our three favorite bets for the PAC 12 tournament:

Best Bet: UCLA Bruins

Best Available Odds: +280 at BetMGM

It is scary that UCLA was the team that got bounced to begin Oregon State’s Cinderella run last year and they could face a team I believe is capable of mirroring the Beavers run. However, this is a different season and I believe UCLA is going to be well prepared for their 1st matchup. As a current 4 seed according to Joe Lunardi’s bracketology, the Bruins could make a solid jump if they are to win the Pac 12 tourney.

Best Value: Washington State Cougars

Best Available Odds: +3000 at DraftKings

If there is any team in the Pac 12 that could mirror the run that Oregon State was able to make last year, it’s the Cougars. They are tops in the conference in causing turnovers on 21.4% of opponent’s possessions. That combined with 34.3% shooting from deep and their offensive rebounding prowess, and you have a dangerous 7 seed.

Longshot: Colorado Buffalo

Best Available Odds: +4200 at Caesars

Just 2 wins are needed for the Buffalos to get to the final game. They likely get Oregon who the books are extremely high on since their odds are nearly half of the Colorado’s to win. Colorado just scored a 16-point win over Arizona, proving they can beat anyone in the Pac 12. I believe this team holds the best value of any team in any conference.

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