The number 1 seeded Oregon Ducks beat hot St. Joseph’s 69 to 64 in the Round of 32 to advance to the Sweet 16. It doesn’t get any easier for Oregon in the Sweet 16 since the Ducks battle 4 seeded Duke, 71 to 64 winners over Yale in Round 2. The game takes place on Thursday, March 24 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Tip-off is at 10:07 pm ET.
Oregon has won 10 straight games. The Ducks haven’t lost a game since Feb. 13. Duke has won 3 out of their last 4 games including 2 in the NCAA Tournament.
Bet the No. 4 Duke Blue Devils vs No. 1 Oregon Ducks March Madness Sweet 16 Odds
The NCAA Basketball Tournament March Madness Sweet Sixteen odds favor the Ducks by 3-points versus the Blue Devils. The game total is 156.5. If you are betting the game straight up Duke pays 135 on 100 while Oregon pays 100 on 155. Oregon has gone 20 and 13 ATS overall this season. The Ducks are 3 and 1 ATS in their last 4 games. Duke has gone 14-18-2 ATS overall this season. The Blue Devils are 1 and 6 ATS in their last 7 games.
What: March Madness – West Region – Sweet Sixteen
Who: No. 4 Duke Blue Devils (25-10) at No. 1 Oregon Ducks (30-6)
When: Thursday, March 24, 2016
Start Time: 8:40 PM ET
Where: Anaheim, California
Stadium: Honda Center
Spread: Ducks -2
Moneyline: Duke +135 vs Oregon -155
Game Total: 156.5
Listen: Duke vs Oregon
Why Bet On The No. 4 seeded Duke Blue Devils
Duke has 2 players that Oregon could have a lot of trouble guarding. Grayson Allen averages 21.8 points, 4.5 boards and 3.5 assists per game. Allen scored 23 and grabbed 10 boards with 5 assists versus UNC-Wilmington in Round 1. He scored 29 points against Yale in Round 2. Brandon Ingram averages 17 points, 7 boards and 2 assists per game. Ingram scored 20 with 3 assists, 9 boards, and 2 blocks against UNC-Wilmington in Round 1. In Round 2, he had 25 points, 5 boards and 2 assists against Yale.
Why Bet On The No. 1 seeded Oregon Ducks
Oregon can play any style of basketball and still win. The Ducks love to run and dunk. Oregon scored over 90 points in a 91 to 52 win over Holy Cross in Round 1. The Ducks had to slow it down against St. Joe’s in Round 2. The Hawks wanted to play in the half-court. Oregon obliged by scoring only 69 points. Unfortunately for St. Joe’s, the Ducks’ defense held the Hawks to 64 points.
March Madness Sweet 16 Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
This Duke team isn’t nearly as loaded as past Duke teams that have played in the NCAA Tournament. But, the Blue Devils do have a huge advantage over Oregon.
Duke has 2 of the best, if not the 2 best, players in the NCAA Tournament on their team. Grayson Allen in particular might be the best player in this tournament. He can shoot the three, get to the rim, play defense and dish the basketball for assists.
If Oregon wants to run, Allen and Ingram will run with the Ducks. Plus, Duke can play in the half-court if need be because if Allen finds a seam, he can bust through it and get to the rack without any issues. Duke matches up very well with the Oregon Ducks. I’m going for the moneyline.