The 2022-23 college basketball season has started, and now is a perfect time to make bets on which teams will win specific conference titles. The Pac-12 Conference is not considered one of the best in the country, but it should be extremely competitive.
Pac-12 betting odds have been out for weeks, and the odds will continue to change as the season moves along. Getting an early bet in might be a good strategy, especially if you like some of the odds that we are set to discuss.
There are a couple of teams in the Pac-12 Conference that could compete to win a NCAA Championship this season, but others are just fighting to get an at-large bid. Here is a look at the current odds of winning the Pac-12 Conference basketball title.
No Surprise at the Top
When looking at the Pac-12 Conference betting odds, there are no surprises at the top of the odds board. Two prestigious programs are expected to control the Pac-12 Conference race, but there will be upsets throughout the year as well.
The Arizona Wildcats and UCLA Bruins are the co-favorites at +185, and there doesn’t appear to be much separation between the two programs at this point in time. Arizona and UCLA both have solid odds of winning the NCAA Tournament, as the rosters are loaded with elite talent.
How Many Tournament Teams?
The biggest question every year when it comes to this conference is how many teams will end up reaching the NCAA Tournament. Pac-12 Conference teams have actually performed well in the NCAA Tournament, but getting into the field is the biggest issue.
Arizona and UCLA might be the clear favorites at this time, but there are other teams to keep an eye on as well. Here is how the odds look for the large group of contenders in the Pac-12:
- Oregon +600
- USC +650
- Stanford +1400
- Colorado +2100
- Arizona State +2900
- Washington State +3200
- Utah +5500
- Washington +9500
Out of this group of teams, it is the Oregon Ducks and USC Trojans that appear to have the best shot to make a run at winning the title. Both of those programs have plenty of recent NCAA Tournament experience, and that makes them dangerous in the regular season as well.
All of the teams listed above do have what it takes to make a run at the Pac-12 Championship, but things are going to have to go well.
Bears, Beavers Expected to Struggle
This conference is always one that is full of parity, but there are always a couple of teams that can’t seem to keep up. Teams can always come out of nowhere and contend, but a couple of programs look like they are going to struggle.
The California Golden Bears and Oregon State Beavers are both listed at +25000 to win the Pac-12 this season, and that basically gives those teams no shot at winning the title. These teams are going to have some long nights in Pac-12 Conference action, as there are some talented teams in front of them.