Arizona is better than even-money favorite to win the Pac-12 basketball tournament, and the oddsmakers also like No. 8 seed Utah's chances of winning four games this week a lot more than No. 9 seed Washington's chances.
The Utes have a 15-1 shot at the tournament title and Washington, their first-round opponent today at 1 p.m. MDT, is a 40-1 pick, according to the Las Vegas Consultants.
Arizona is a 10-11 favorite, followed by No. 2 seed UCLA at 9-2. Oregon, the No. 7 seed and the hottest team in the league, is the third choice at 7-1, followed by Arizona State and Stanford at 10-1 and California at 12-1.
Here's the rest of today's schedule at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas: No. 5 Colorado vs. No. 12 USC, 3:30 p.m.; No. 7 Oregon vs. No. 10 Oregon State, 7 p.m.; and No. 6 Stanford vs. No. 11 Washington State, 9:30 p.m.
Thursday's games include the Utah-Washington winner vs. No. 1 Arizona, 1 p.m.; the Colorado-USC winner vs. No. 4 California, 3:30 p.m.; the Oregon-Oregon State winner vs. No. 2 UCLA, 7 p.m.; and
the Stanford-Washington State winner vs. No. 3 Arizona State, 9:30 p.m.
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