Pick Oregon -13.5 over Arizona for PAC-12 Football Title

Ross Benjamin

Monday, December 1, 2014 8:07 PM GMT

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 8:07 PM GMT

Are you looking for the early inside College Football betting scoop on the PAC-12 Title Game on Friday between Arizona and Oregon? Then we suggest you read our insightful preview article.

PAC12 Title is at Stake
The Oregon Ducks will meet with the Arizona Wildcats in the PAC12 Championship Game on Friday. The game will take place at Levis Stadium in Santa Clara, California which is the brand new home of the NFL San Francisco 49ers. The opening kickoff is slated for 9:00 PM ET and will be televised nationally by ESPN. According to the College Football odds at Bovada, Oregon is a 13.5 point favorite, and none of the major sportsbooks had a total posted at the time of this writing.

 

Huge Thanks to Stanford from Arizona
The Arizona Wildcats headed into last Friday’s home game versus in state rival Arizona State with plenty of incentive. Not only were state bragging rights at stake for the Wildcats, but with a win they would have a chance of winning the South Division of PAC12, but would also need help from elsewhere in order to do so. That help came in the way of the Stanford Cardinal upsetting UCLA 31-10 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, and that was the final piece of the puzzle for the Wildcats to earn a spot in the conference championship game. Arizona has a 10-2 overall record on the season, and is winners of their last 4-games in a row. Their only losses came by the narrow margins of 28-26 to USC and 17-7 to UCLA. This will be just the 4th time in 13-games this season that the Wildcats will be in the role of an underdog, and they went 2-1 ATS on the first 3 occasions.

 

Revenge and National Championship Opportunity
Before placing your College Football pick on this matchup, keep in mind that the Oregon Ducks enter this conference title game having gone a red-hot 7-0 SU&ATS over their last 7-games, won each of those 7-contests by 12-points or more, and are 11-1 overall on the season. Ironically, the only loss they sustained this season came way back on October 2nd at the hands of Friday’s upcoming opponent. The Ducks were upset 31-24 by Arizona in that game as a 21.5 point home favorite. Like they needed any additional motivational factors, you can add revenge to that plentiful list. Keeping with the tradition established by former head coach Chip Kelly, the Ducks are once again a dynamic offensive team. Oregon averages 45.9 points, and 539-yards per game. The Ducks are currently ranked 2nd in the college football playoff committee poll, and know with a win they’ll be part of the first ever 4-team college football playoff on New Year’s Day. The winners of those two games will play in the national title game on 1/12/2015 at the home of the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas.

 

Final Analysis
The old adage in sports is that’s very difficult to beat a good team twice in the same year. Oregon isn’t only a good team, but they’re a great team. The Ducks will be out to make an emphatic statement in this game, and I like their chances of accomplishing just that!

Free College Football Pick: Oregon -13.5 over Arizona at 5Dimes

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