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Pac-12 Picks: Scribes combined 22 games above .500 against spread


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This season two of my colleagues — Steve Rivera of GOAZCATS.com and Anthony Gimino of TucsonNewsNow.com — and I will pick the outcomes of Pac-12 games. Odds listed are of the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas. …

With Oregon’s survival in a 61-55 triple-overtime win on Thursday night, all three of us scribes covered our pick. ASU was favored by 2.5 points.

That means Rivera is 9-0-2 against the spread in the last three weeks, which keeps him two games ahead of Gimino and myself in the loss column.

The two pushes were Stanford’s 17-point win over Washington last week and Arizona’s seven-point win over Colorado the week before.

Five conference games are on the schedule on the same day today for the first time this season. Rich Rodriguez can rejoice (a bit) — None of his conference foes have the week off this week.

The closest spreads are USC favored by 3.5 points at Cal and Washington a 4.5-point favorite against the Wildcats.

All the other games are double-digit spreads, including Stanford as a 10-point favorite at Washington State.

CLICK ON THE NEXT ARROW TO CONTINUE IN THE SLIDESHOW TO SEE WHO THE SCRIBES PICKED THIS WEEK, INCLUDING THE ARIZONA-WASHINGTON GAME

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SCRIBES SPREAD SELECTION STANDINGS
SU: Straight-up pick. ATS: Against-the-spread pick.

Picker SU Pct. ATS Pct.
Steve Rivera 20-6 .769 17-7-2 .692
Anthony Gimino 19-7 .731 15-9-2 .615
Javier Morales 16-10 .615 15-9-2 .615

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