With just one game separating conference-leading Arizona and second place Oregon and UCLA, the Pac-12 has been highly competitive this season.
With the conference tournament set to get underway, let’s find out which national title hopeful is offering the most value when it comes to their Pac-12 conference tournament odds.
2017 Pac-12 Tournament Odds
March 8-11, 2017 @ Las Vegas, NV
The Favorite To Win The 2017 Pac-12 Championship: Oregon +150
Not only will the Ducks hit their conference tourney riding a solid six-game winning streak, but Oregon also ranks 51st in scoring (79.2 ppg) and an even more impressive 32nd in points allowed (64.7 ppg). Oregon has a star in small forward Dillon Brooks (16.0 ppg) and a quartet of other athletic players that all average double figures in scoring. The Ducks have recorded quality wins over nationally-ranked conference rivals, UCLA and Arizona and have as much athleticism on their roster as any team in the country.
The Smart Bet To Win The 2017 Pac-12 Championship: UCLA +175
The Bruins (28-3, 15-3) have won a whopping nine straight games while beating Oregon and Arizona along the way. UCLA ranks first in the nation in scoring (91.3 ppg) and first in field goal shooting percentage (52.%) and is one of the few teams in the country to have a whopping six double-digit scorers on their roster.
The Value Pick To Win The 2017 Pac-12 Championship: Arizona +370
The Wildcats have won six of their last seven games and despite falling to UCLA during that stretch, Arizona is undoubtedly capable of winning their conference crown, mostly because they rank 28th in points allowed (64.3 ppg). The Wildcats have a pair of future NBA performers in guard Alonzo Trier (16.4 ppg) and 7-0 center Lauri Markkanen (15.2 ppg). Despite ranking a modest 126th nationally in scoring (75.2 ppg), the Wildcats rank surprising 56th in field goal shooting percentage (46.9%) and 26th in three-point shooting (39.0 ppg).
The Longshot Pick To Win The 2017 Pac-12 Championship: USC +3000
USC (23-8, 10-8) may not be a powerhouse by any stretch of the imagination, but the Trojans did beat UCLA 84-76 back on Jan. 25 and they average a healthy 78.9 points per game to rank 56th in scoring. USC has four double-digit scorers and two more that put up at least 8.5 points per contest. The Trojans face an uphill battle in beating out three nationally-ranked Pac-12 title contenders, but then again, isn’t that what an upset is?