PAC-12 Betting Championship Game Odds: Oregon vs. Utah

2018 Pac 12 Conference Tournament Best betting odds and predictions

The best offshore gambling sites favor the No. 5 Utah Utes by 6.5 points over the No. 13 Oregon Ducks, as the spread goes for the PAC 12 championship game on December 6 at 5:00 p.m. at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA.

Oregon Ducks vs. Utah Utes PAC-12 Championship Odds by MyBookie.ag

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Oregon +6½ (-110) 47 (-110) +200
Utah -6½ (-110) 47 (-110) -240
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Betting Oregon Ducks

The Ducks finished the regular season with a 10-2 record (8-1 in conference play). According to the best online sportsbooks, Oregon went 6-6 against the spread. Starting QB Justin Herbert went 258 of 382 (67.5%) for 3140 yards with 31 TDs, five picks, and 21 sacks. Wide receiver Johnny Johnson had 731 yards on 49 receptions. The Ducks rank 33rd in passing yards per game with 273.7. Running back CJ Verdell rushed for 963 yards on 162 carries.

Oregon averages 178.6 rushing yards per game, ranking them 46th in the country. The Ducks score 35.8 points per game (16th) but have not broken the 30-point mark since November 16. Oregon has the 10th-best scoring defense, allowing just 15.8 points per game. The Ducks allow 225.3 passing yards per game (64th) but just 106.1 rushing yards (10th).

Per the best offshore gambling sites, Oregon is 5-1 ATS in their last six games after ATS loss. 22-9 ATS in their last 31 games on grass. And 1-4 ATS in their last five neutral site games.

“If Oregon wants to win this game, they need to throw the ball down the field and get the ball to the perimeter. I think it will be like beating their head against the wall if they try to run the ball inside. Oregon needs to open it up… if they want to win this game they need to be able to run the ball a little bit but Justin Herbert needs to be the focal point and those receivers have to win on the outside and deep and that will give them their best chance,” former Ducks offensive coordinator Nick Aliotti said.

Betting Utah Utes

The Utes went 11-1 in the regular season (8-1 in conference play). Utah finished 9-3 ATS, according to the best offshore gambling sites. Starting QB Tyler Huntley went 188 of 249 (75.5%) for 2773 yards with 16 TDs, two picks and 13 sacks. Wide receiver Brant Kuithe had 550 yards and six TDs on 29 catches.

The Utes’ passing offense ranks 32nd with 275.9 yards per game. Running back Zack Moss had 1246 yards and 15 TDs on 200 attempts. Utah ranks 23rd with 214.6 rushing yards per game. The Utes are 18th with 35.6 points scored per game. They have not scored fewer than 33 points since October 19.

Utah has the third-best scoring defense in the country, holding opponents to just 11.3 points per game. The Utes’ overall defense also ranks 3rd, allowing 241.6 total yards, 185.3 passing yards (14th), and 56.3 rushing yards (1st) per game.

Utah is 7-0 ATS in their last seven games after a straight up win. 7-0 ATS in their last seven games after an ATS win. And 4-0 ATS playing a team with a winning record.

“With the disclaimer that the Utes now may face two (or three) offenses that are better than any opponents so far, this defense is historic. That’s true in terms of NFL-level talent and performance, as Utah evokes comparisons to Arizona’s famed “Desert Swarm” defenses of the 1990s and USC’s 2008 defense in Pac-12 history,” says The Salt Lake Tribune.

Oregon Ducks vs. Utah Utes PAC 12 Championship Pick

Utah simply has a better-rounded, more balanced team than Oregon. And the Utes’ defense, as we read in the above quote, is nothing short of “historic.” Moreover, Utah’s three ATS losses came early in the season. The Utes have covered their last eight straight games. So take Utah and the points.