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Pac-12 Tournament Championship preview for Oregon State vs. Colorado

Oregon State and Colorado meet in the 2021 Pac-12 Championship game. We break down everything for watching the game, including the start time, TV schedule, odds, picks, and more.

Oregon State Beavers forward Warith Alatishe celebrates with forward Rodrigue Andela after defeating the Oregon Ducks at T-Mobile Arena. Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Update: As of 5:00 p.m., here are the updated bet splits for the Pac-12 Championship Game:

Oregon State: +9, 76% of action, 70% of bets
Colorado: -9, 24% of action, 30% of bets

The Oregon State Beavers could be a bid thief and sneak into the NCAA Tournament with a win over the Colorado Buffaloes tonight live from the home of the Vegas Golden Knights, T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

OSU knocked off their Civil War rival and Pac-12 regular season champion Oregon on Friday night 75-64 to advance to the championship game. Ethan Thompson and Jarod Lucas combined to go 8-15 from three-point range, and the Beavers posted 1.17 points per possession to beat back one of the best offenses on the west coast.

Colorado turned aside future NBA Lottery pick Evan Mobley and the USC Trojans behind 24 points from senior guard McKinley Wright. The Buffaloes have won six straight, and will be playing for their first Pac-12 Championship since 2012.

Let’s take a look at all the action from T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip.

No. 5 Oregon State vs. No. 3 Colorado, 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

Point Spread: Colorado -8
Point Total: 133

In most years the No. 5 seed in this tournament would have to play an extra game to reach the final, but with Arizona not playing in the 2021 postseason, these teams are on equal footing when it comes to rest.

Sometimes you should consider the season-long stats less meaningful than current form, and the Beavers are just playing their basketball at the right time. CU might walk away with the trophy, but eight points is just too many.

The pick: Oregon State +8

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