Bet Michigan Wolverines vs Oregon Ducks Sweet 16 OddsNoah Williams
Although the seventh-ranked Michigan Wolverines are the lower seed, they open as 1.5-point March Madness betting favorites when they face the third-ranked Oregon Ducks in their Sweet 16 tilt. Tip-off is this Thursday, March 23rd at 7:09 PM ET on CBS from the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
Michigan’s run through the Big Ten tournament began with its team plane’s slide off the runway prior to the event, but their game has spoken for itself. They earned their way to Kansas City with gutsy victories over Oklahoma State and second-seeded Louisville in the first two rounds.
They face a Ducks team that lost star center Chris "Don’t call me Bobby" Boucher to a season-ending injury one game before March Madness began. Now, being forced to play small ball, Oregon has won two in a row in the NCAA Tournament and are hungry for more.
Michigan Wolverines Vs Oregon Ducks Odds & ATS Pick
What: No.7 Michigan Wolverines (26-11) vs No. 3 Oregon Ducks (31-5)
When: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Start Time: 7:09 PM ET
Where: Kansas City, Missouri
Stadium: Sprint Center
Spread: Michigan -1.5
Moneyline: Michigan -125 vs Oregon +105
Game Total: 146.5
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Michigan vs Oregon
Why Bet The Michigan Wolverines To Beat The Ducks
Michigan took down the Louisville Cardinals 73-69 in the second round of March Madness action. They are 26-11 SU and 19-17 ATS. They average 75.3 points per game (152nd) and give up 66.6 points (48th).
Sophomore forward Moritz Wagner (12.2 PPG & 4.1 RPG) shot 11-14 from the field to lead the Wolverines with 26 points. Junior forward D.J. Wilson (10.6 PPG & 5.4 RPG) added 17 points.
"He’s got the mentality where he wants to make the play," said Derrick Walton Jr. about Mou Wagner. "He just makes the right play at all times. He has the calls to make the big plays, so we feed off him because he’s not afraid of anything."
Michigan has shot 50.4% from the field (30th) during the tournament and 47.8% from three-point land (11th). The Wolverines average 29.3 rebounds (347th) and 13.8 assists (152nd) this season. D.J. Wilson leads the team with 5.4 rebounds and Derrick Walton Jr. is tops with 1.1 steals per game.
Why Bet The Oregon Ducks To Beat The Wolverines
Oregon won a second-round March Madness thriller against the Rhode Island by a 75-72 final score. They are 31-5 SU and 19-15-1 ATS. They average 79.4 points per game (44th) and allowed 65.6 points per game (36th) this season.
Sophomore guard Tyler Dorsey (13.3 PPG & 3.3 RPG) followed his 24-point performance in the first round with 27 points against the Rams, including a key late three-pointer.
Oregon averages 52.2% from the field (23rd) and 41.0 % from beyond the arc (38th) during the NCAA Basketball Tournament. They averaged 36.5 rebounds (130th) and 16.1 assists per game (29th). Junior forward Jordan Bell leads the team with 8.1 rebounds and 1.3 steals.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- Ducks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win.
- Ducks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Wolverines are 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 NCAA Tournament games.
Michigan Wolverines vs Oregon Ducks ATS Pick
I believe in the Wolverines. Their runway scare has propelled Michigan into the hearts and minds of a nation.
Michigan to cover the spread.