Pac-12 Tournament Betting Odds & Picks: Washington State vs. Colorado, 2 Other Wednesday Games

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  • Updated betting odds for Wednesday's Pac-12 Tournament game between Colorado and Washington State have the Buffaloes favored by 10 points with a total of 137.
  • Colorado's offense has been struggling as of late, and will face a Washington State defense that's been stingy -- especially from the perimeter.
  • Check out how the matchup is leading to a betting pick below.

The opening round of the Pac-12 Tournament is a good exercise in what the next week and a half will be like for casual gamblers across the country. Deeply flawed teams are not only going to cover spreads, but they’re going to win outright against opponents with better resumes and more talent.

Does that mean there’s value in backing a few dogs in Las Vegas on Wednesday, or are the dregs of the Pac-12 too lousy to put up a fight?

Here’s how I’m seeing the board in the opening round of the Pac-12 Tournament.

Oregon State vs. Utah

  • Spread: Oregon State -3
  • Total: 135.5
  • Time: 3 p.m. ET
  • TV: Pac-12 Network

Oregon State has been highly reliable in the past month. The Beavers have beaten teams that they’re supposed to beat and they cover spreads.

And when they face premium competition, they’re often run right out of the building. Those two normals account for their wins straight-up and ATS against Utah, Stanford, and Cal as well as their losses to Colorado, Arizona, Arizona State, and Oregon.

Utah, meanwhile, has been all over the map with wins over Colorado and USC in recent weeks balanced by blowout losses to Cal and Stanford.

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As long as Oregon State can avoiding falling in love with the three (32.3%, 220th), its efficient 2P offense should shine through and win the day. Oregon State’s star senior, Tres Tinkle, has also come alive down the stretch, with three 23-plus point performances in his last four games.

The value in this spot is taking the Beavers on the alternate line, counting on the Utes to implode and rooting for a repeat performance of their 70-51 blowout of Utah back on Feb. 13.

Pick: Alternate Line OSU -10.5 (+250)

Arizona vs. Washington

  • Spread: Arizona -4.5
  • Total: 139
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. ET
  • TV: Pac-12 Network

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