The top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks will look to rout their fourth straight NCAA Tournament opponent when they take on the third-seeded Oregon Ducks in an intriguing Elite Eight matchup on Saturday.
Do any of these two college hoops teams have a shot at winning the NCAA Basketball Tournament title? Will the Jayhawks be able to extend their championship run or will the Ducks get the upset to take another step toward the Final Four?
Let’s find out now.
How To Bet The Oregon Ducks Vs Kansas Jayhawks Odds & TV Info
The Jayhawks and Ducks will battle on Saturday at 7:49 PM ET, live from the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri with this contest airing live on TBS. Kansas is a solid 6.5-point favorite while the total sits at 158.5 points.
What: No. 3 Oregon Ducks (32-5) vs No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks (31-4)
When: Saturday, March 25, 2017
Start Time: 8:49 PM ET
Where: Kansas City, Missouri
Stadium: Sprint Center
Spread: Kansas -6.5
Moneyline: Oregon +240 vs Kansas -280
Game Total: 158.5
Stream: Watch TBS
Listen: Oregon vs Kansas
Why Bet The Oregon Ducks Odds at +6.5
Oregon (20-15 ATS) looks like a solid wager in this contest because the Ducks have built some nice momentum in winning three straight – and nine of their last 10 games. Oregon smacked Iona around in their opener but struggled against Rhode Island in the second round while narrowly escaping with a 75-72 win. Oregon slipped by Michigan in their Sweet 16 showdown on Thursday 69-68 as Tyler Dorsey scored a team-high 20 points and Jordan Bell chipped in 16 points. The Ducks drained 8 of 17 from beyond the arc and outrebounded the Wolverines in the win.
Why Bet The Kansas Jayhawks Odds at -6.5
There are plenty of good reasons to back the top-seeded Jayhawks in this contest, starting with the fact that they’ve lso got some nice momentum going by winning three straight and nine of their last 10 games.
Kansas smacked UC-Davis and Michigan State senseless in their first two tournament matchups before routing No. 4 Purdue 98-66 in their Sweet 16 matchup on Thursday night to easily cover the spread as a 5-point favorite.
The Jayhawks got a game-high 26 points from Frank Mason and Devonte’ Graham as two Jayhawks scored at least 25 points in the same tournament game for the first time since 1971. Kansas shot an incendiary 54.8 percent from the field (34-for-62) and 53.6 percent from beyond the arc (15-for-28) while getting four threes from Mason and five from Graham in the convincing win.
Oregon Vs Kansas Elite Eight Betting Advice
The Oregon Ducks may have gotten past feisty Michigan on Thursday night, but seeing how Kansas has literally blown away the competition in all three of their tournament affairs and routed a very good Purdue team the last time out, I just don’t think the Ducks will be able to keep up with the much deeper Jayhawks.
The Ducks may be 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 NCAA Tournament games, but they’re also an uninspiring 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games, 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning straight up record and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win.
On the flip side of the coin, the Jayhawks have gone 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning percentgae above .600, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games.
The Jayhawks have the look of a team that will not be denied n appearance in the Final Four and I believe they’ll find way to cover the spread with just a bit of room to spare!