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Pac-12 Picks: Scribes within two games of each other as season winds down


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

Gimino’s 4-1 record against the spread last week tightened things up among the scribes’ Pac-12 picks.

Rivera has the best mark of 27-14-2 heading into today’s six-game slate. I am 26-15-2 followed by Gimino at 25-14-2.

We are split in terms of the Arizona-ASU game today. I predict the Wildcats will win and thus cover the 7.5-point spread. Rivera predicts a Sun Devil in but Arizona will cover. Gimino takes ASU to cover.

To get more detail on Gimino’s pick, read his analysis at TucsonNewsNow.com.

“Much will spin on who plays quarterback for Arizona, and that uncertainty increases the degree of difficulty in making a prediction,” Gimino writes about the situation of Jerrard Randall possibly having to replace Anu Solomon (concussion). “Even if the Wildcats have Solomon, though, the Sun Devils have stronger talent across the board. If they don’t get too cute on offense, I like their downhill running game to be the deciding factor.”

Click on the next arrow to see who the scribes picked in today’s games, including the Utah-Arizona matchup.

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

Picker SU Pct. ATS Pct.
Steve Rivera 34-9 .791 27-14-2 .651
Javier Morales 30-13 .698 26-15-2 .628
Anthony Gimino 33-10 .767 25-16-2 .605

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