Oregon vs Arizona PAC 12 Championship Game Odds Report

Oregon vs Arizona PAC 12 Championship Game Odds Report

Written by on December 2, 2014

One of the most depressing things about the holiday season, other than the credit card charges that will inevitably start adding up, is that it’s a sign that college betting season is drawing to a close. Before it all ends for another year, though, there are still some things to take care of. It all begins this weekend with the Conference Championship games, a few of which will decide who’s in and who’s out of the inaugural NCAAF playoff.

How To Bet the Ducks vs Wildcats Pac-12 Championship Game Odds & Game Info

Date/Time: Friday, December 5, 9:00 PM
Location: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California Game Odds: ARIZONA: +13½-110, OV 72 ½ -110, ML +400; OREGON: -13½-110, UN 72 ½ -110, ML -525

Why Bet on the Oregon Ducks

The Pac-12 Championship Game is one of those with playoff implications, as the Oregon Ducks are currently one of the teams occupying a top 4 spot. A win against Arizona will effectively punch their playoff ticket, while a loss will almost certainly doom them to being on the outside looking in. The Ducks are one of the hottest teams in all of college ball at the moment, but they are facing an Arizona team that can also lay claim to that label. What makes the playoff picture a little murkier for the Ducks is that their lone loss this season came at the hands of the Wildcats.

Why Bet on the Oregon Ducks

Arizona have reeled off 4-straight wins after a rough patch that saw them drop 2 games in a 3-game spell. The biggest of those wins came last weekend when they knocked off the Arizona State Sun Devils to book their place in the Conference Final. The general consensus seems to be that they are about to get blown out this weekend, but people seem to forget that this is the same team that walked into Eugene, Oregon in early October and clipped the wings of the high-flying Ducks.

My Expert Betting Prediction and Pick

Oregon are pretty big favorites for this one, coming in favored by 13.5-points. They are 8-4 ATS this season, which includes a 7-2 mark versus conference opponents. Furthermore, they are 5-1 ATS when playing teams with a winning record this season. Arizona has not been overly impressive versus the spread this season, going just 5-7. That said, in the past three seasons they are 2-1 SU and ATS versus Oregon, which may lead you to believe that they are a team that tends to give the Ducks a whole lot of trouble. As effective as Arizona have been in recent years versus the Ducks, it’s hard to see them pulling off the double this season. I certainly don’t think they’ll get blown out, but I can’t really see them springing the major upset. I’m taking Arizona +13.5.