With the college basketball regular season officially in the books and conference tournaments getting set to take place – or already taking place – all across the country, there continues to be a better feel of the teams that will make up the NCAA Tournament.
As the Pac-12’s regular season slate wrapped up on Saturday and with the Pac-12 Tournament bracket now set, Las Vegas has released its predictions and odds for the league’s tournament.
Las Vegas’ Pac-12 Tournament Odds
Arizona Wildcats: +130
UCLA Bruins: +130
USC Trojans: +500
Oregon Ducks: +2500
Washington State Cougars: +3000
Colorado Buffaloes: +3500
Stanford Cardinal: +8000
Utah Utes: +8000
Arizona State Sun Devils: +10000
California Golden Bears: +12000
Oregon State Beavers: +12000
Washington Huskies: +25000
Las Vegas predicts Arizona or UCLA to win Pac-12 championship
While they both have +130 odds, Las Vegas predicts either Arizona or UCLA to win the Pac-12 Tournament championship and earn the league’s automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament – the bettors couldn’t pick one or the other. While the Wildcats are already projected to be a No. 1 seed and the Bruins said to be in the field at No. 4, a Pac-12 championship win would only add to either team’s resume.
Arizona put together a strong regular season – compiling a 28-3 overall record and going 18-2 against league opponents. The Wildcats have been one of the best teams in all of college basketball throughout the season and should already be a lock for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Looking at UCLA, the Bruins went 23-6 in the regular season – with a 15-5 mark in Pac-12 play. Despite UCLA’s five conference losses, it closed the regular season on a strong note with three straight wins against Oregon State, Washington and USC.
Just behind Arizona and UCLA in Las Vegas’ odds is USC, which has +500 odds to take home the title at the Pac-12 Tournament. Similar to the Wildcats and Bruins, the Trojans also had a successful regular season – going 25-6 overall with a 14-6 mark in Pac-12 play.
After Arizona, UCLA and USC, Oregon is the next closest team in Las Vegas’ odds at +2500.