The Pac 12 conference tournament is looking like one of the most wide-open conference tournaments this week, and the key factor with that of course is a vulnerable favorite.
Currently Arizona is the favorite at -110, but many Pac 12 teams played them close down the stretch, and Arizona may not be fully-motivated to win this tournament, and may have their sights already partially set on the NCAA tournament.
If Arizona indeed falters, there are number of quality teams in the competitive Pac 12 poised to make a winning run.
The second choice is UCLA at +465, an excellent team and the legitimate second-favorite, but like Arizona, also a team that can easily be beaten by any of the quality mid-range teams in the conference on any given night.
Then the third choice is Oregon at +700, and Oregon came on very strong at the end of the regular season, going 7-1-1 ATS over their last 9, indicating that they might be coming into this tournament quite undervalued still.
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Then Arizona St and Stanford are at +1200, and while neither of those teams have given indications recently that they are about to come into the tournament and surprise, both teams have proven to be capable of a strong run against anyone in the Pac 12 this year.
Then Colorado at +1600, Utah at +1700, and California at +1700 are on the next rung, and Colorado and Utah in particular could be very dangerous in the tournament. Colorado was near the top of the conference standings for most of the regular season, and Utah has been significantly undervalued all season long, finishing the year at an impressive 18-6-1 ATS.
And even Washington, at +12500, cannot be counted out. Washington has been inconsistent this year, but they also clearly have the talent to hang with the top teams in the Pac 12, and at 125-1, could be worth a small shot.
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