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Bet Oregon Vs Kansas Elite Eight Odds & How To Watch

Bet Oregon Vs Kansas Elite Eight Odds & How To Watch

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
Watch: TBS
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!

My final score prediction is Kansas 84 Oregon 75
No. 11 Xavier Vs No. 1 Gonzaga Elite Eight Odds, Pick & How To Watch

No. 11 Xavier Vs No. 1 Gonzaga Elite Eight Odds, Pick & How To Watch

The top-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs will look to take another step toward winning their first national championship when they take on the 11th-seeded Xavier Musketeers in their Elite Eight matchup on Saturday. However, doing so may be a lot easier said than done with Xavier playing its best basketball of the season at just the right time.

Do any of these two college hoops teams have a shot at winning the NCAA Basketball Tournament title? Can the Bulldogs continue their captivating March Madness run or will the Musketeers bring extend their Cinderella-like tourney run?

Let’s find out now.

No. 11 Xavier Musketeers Vs No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs Elite Eight Odds, Pick & How To Watch

The Musketeers and Bulldogs will meet on Saturday, March 25 at 6:09 PM ET, live from the  SAP Center in San Jose, California with this matchup airing live on TBS. Xavier is a clear-cut 8-point underdog while the total sits at 145.5 points.

What: No.11 Xavier Musketeers (24-13) vs No.1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (35-1)
When: Saturday, March 25, 2017
Start Time: 6:09 PM ET  
Where: San Jose, California
Stadium: SAP Center at San Jose
Spread: Gonzaga -8
Moneyline: Xavier +315 vs Gonzaga -380
Game Total: 145.5
Watch: TBS
Stream: Watch TBS
Listen: Xavier vs Gonzaga

Why Bet The Xavier Musketeers Odds at +8

There’s plenty of good reasons to bet on Xavier (18-18 ATS) in this Elite Eight showdown. First, there’s the fact that the Musketeers have built up some nice momentum by winning three straight tournament games and six of their last seven games overall.

The Musketeers handled No. 6 Maryland 76-65 in their opener before routing Florida State 91-66 in their second round matchup. Xavier kept their national championship hopes alive by pulling off a 73-71 ‘upset’ over No. 2 Arizona on Thursday night to make my SU and ATS picks play out perfectly.

The Musketeers got a game-high 25 points on 9 f 17 shooting from electrifying guard Trevon Bluiett while Malcolm Bernard added 15 points in the win. Xavier overcame a slight two-point halftime deficit and shot a blistering 52.8 percent from the field in the win while limiting Arizona to 43.5 percent shooting.

Why Bet The Gonzaga Bulldogs Odds at -8

There are plenty of good reasons to back the top-seeded Bulldogs (22-9-2 ATS) in this matchup, starting with the fact that they’ve only lost one game. Not only that, but Gonzaga is really elite at both ends of the floor as they rank 15th nationally in scoring (83.2 ppg) and an even more impressive fifth in points allowed (62.0 ppg).

The Bulldogs smacked No. 16 South Dakota State senseless in their 66-46 first round win before ending the Cinderella run for No. 8 Northwestern in the second round, 79-73. On Thursday night, the Zags held on against No. 4 West Virginia to get the 61-58 victory and advance to the Elite Eight.

The Bulldogs got a team-high 13 points from Johnathan Williams, Przemek Karnowski and Jordan Mathews in the win while Nigel Goss-Williams added 10 points in the win. The Zags limited West Virginia to 26.7 percent shooting from the field (16-for-60) and 21.7 percent from beyond the arc (5-for-23).

No. 11 Xavier Vs No. 1 Gonzaga Elite Eight Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

I don’t know what has gotten into Xavier lately, but I fully believe the Musketeers are the ‘super-easy’ pick to cover an 8-point spread that is at least five points too high in my estimation.

I know Gonzaga as gone 20-6-2 ATS in their last 28 games against a team with a winning SU record and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games, but the Bulldogs are also just 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 NCAA Tournament games.

On the flip side of the coin, Xavier has posted a perfect 5-0 ATS mark in their last five games following an SU win, an even more impressive 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall and a bankroll-boosting 19-7 ATS in their last 26 neutral site games.

I’m not going to pick Xavier for the outright win, but I like them to cover the spread with room to spare and wouldn’t be surprised if the Musketeers pulled off the outright win.

My final score prediction is Gonzaga 78 Xavier 75
NCAA Basketball Tournament Sweet 16 Upset Picks

NCAA Basketball Tournament Sweet 16 Upset Picks

Whether you’ve soared since the start of the 2017 NCAA Tournament or you’ve fallen into a hole that you desperately want to dig out of, you’re going to have a chance to cash in with a trio of potentially winning wagers thanks to the trio of expert Sweet 16 upset picks that you’re about to get.

Now, let’s get started.

NCAA Basketball Tournament Sweet 16 Upset Picks

No. 7 Michigan vs. No. 3 Oregon
When: Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7:09 PM ET
Where: Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
TV: CBS
Odds: Michigan -1.5

Analysis:  Michigan (26-11 SU, 17-17 ATS) didn’t reach the top 25 national rankings all season while Oregon (31-5 SU, 20-15 ATS)was a top 10 ballclub virtually all season long. Still, the Wolverines are now slight 1.5-point favorites to beat the Ducks because of the phenomenal play they’ve shown since just prior to the Big Ten conference tournament.

Michigan has won seven straight and nine of 10 and got past Louisville 73-69 in the last round to cash in as a 3-point underdog and advance to this intriguing matchup. While Oregon has won both of their tourney games and got past Rhode Island 75-72 in their Round of 32 matchup the last time out, the Ducks certainly didn’t look overpowering by any stretch of the imagination. Michigan may be favored in this contest, but it’s still really going to be an upset of epic proportions when the Wolverines win.

Oregon is 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following an SU win and just 1-5 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record while Michigan has gone 7-1 ATS in their last eight neutral site games, 6-1 ATS in their last seven games and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 neutral site games as a favorite. Michigan wins and narrowly covers!

NCAA Basketball Tournament Sweet 16 Upset Pick: Michigan 81 Oregon 77

No. 4 Purdue vs. No. 1 Kansas
When: Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 9:35 PM ET 
Where: Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
TV: CBS
Odds: Kansas -3.5

Analysis:  Kansas (30-4 SU, 13-18 ATS) may be the No. 1 seed in their region, but the Jayhawks look like they’re going to be in trouble against streaking Purdue (27-7 SU, 19-10 ATS) in their Sweet 16 matchup on Thursday.

I know Kansas manhandled both, UC-Davis and Michigan State in their two tournament matchups so far, but Purdue has looked much better in their two wins against far more quality opponents in Nevada and red-hot Iowa State.

The Boilermakers have a dangerous offense that averages just 3.1 fewer points per game than the Jayhawks, but a defense that gives up 4.5 fewer points per game defensively. Purdue has a Player of the Year candidate in power forward Caleb Swanigan (18.5 ppg, 12.6 rpg) and another forward that is blossoming at just the right time in junior Vince Edwards.

Kansas has struggled to cover the spread by going 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games following an ATS win, 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games as a favorite of 6.5 points or less and 7-16 ATS in their last 23 games against Big ten ballclubs.

On the flip side of the coin, Purdue has gone 6-1 ATS in their last seven neutral site games, 5-1 ATS in their last six NCAA Tournament games and 9-3-2 ATS in their last 14 games against a team with a winning SU record. Swanigan and Edwards will control the glass and the paint to led the Boilermakers to the upset!

NCAA Basketball Tournament Sweet 16 Upset Pick: Purdue 81 Kansas 76

No. 4 West Virginia vs. No. 1 Gonzaga
When: Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7:39 PM ET
Where: SAP Center, San Jose, California
TV: TBS
Odds: Gonzaga -3

Analysis: Gonzaga (34-1 SU, 22-9 ATS) has been outstanding all season long in reaching the No. 1 national ranking for four weeks and losing just one game all season long. The Bulldogs got past South Dakota State in their opener but struggled to put Northwestern away in their 79-73 second round win the last time out.

Right now, I’m thinking the Zags are ripe for the picking against a dangerous West Virginia (28-8 SU, 14-16 ATS) team that narrowly got past an overachieving Bucknell ballclub in their tourney opener – before manhandling dangerous Notre Dame 83-71 in their Round of 32 matchup the last time out.

I know Gonzaga is the better statistical team at both ends of the floor, but I’m expecting Mountaineers junior guards Jevon Carter and Daxter Miles Jr. to wreak havoc with their pressing style of play and fast hands.

While West Virginia has compiled a bunch of pitiful ATS trends like they’re 1-4 ATS marks in their last five neutral site games and 1-9-1 ATS mark in their last 11 neutral site games as an underdog, I still like the Mountaineers and their up-tempo style of play to lead them to the stunning upset over a Gonzaga team that plays very smart basketball but isn’t the most athletic ballclub around.

NCAA Basketball Tournament Sweet 16 Upset Pick: West Virginia 77 Gonzaga 75