The number 2 seeded Oklahoma Sooners beat Texas A&M 77 to 63 in the Sweet 16 on Thursday, March 24. The Sooners march on to battle the number 1 seeded Oregon Ducks in the Elite Eight on Saturday, March 26. The game takes place in Anaheim, California. Tip-off is at 6:09 pm ET.
Oklahoma has won 8 out of its last 10 games. The Sooners have won 15 out of its last 22 games. Oregon has won 11 straight games.
Bet the No. 2 Oklahoma Sooners vs No. 1 Oregon Ducks Elite Eight Spread
The NCAA Tournament March Madness Elite Eight betting spread favors Oregon by 1-point to beat Oklahoma. If you are getting the over/under, the game total is 149. The Oklahoma Sooners have gone 3 and 7 ATS in their last 10 games. The Sooners did cover in their win over Texas A&M on Thursday. Oregon has gone 7 and 3 ATS in their last 10 games. The Ducks covered against Duke on Thursday night.
What: March Madness – West Region – Elite Eight
Who: Oklahoma Sooners vs Oregon Ducks
When: Sat, Mar 26 6:09 PM EDT
Where: Anaheim, California
Stadium: Honda Center
Spread: Ducks -1
Game Total: 149
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Oklahoma vs Oregon
Bet The No. 2 seeded Oklahoma Sooners Because…
Oklahoma is getting points from other players in addition to Buddy Hield. Hield wasn’t even the leading scorer in Thursday’s win over Texas A&M. Oh, Hield was fantastic when scoring 17 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. But, 6’ 0” guard Jordan Woodward converted 8 out of 11 shots from the field and 5 out of 6 from three for 22 points. Woodward and Hield weren’t the only Sooners that scored in double-figures. Ryan Spangler and Khadeem Lattin each pitched in 10. Christian James scored 12 points.
Bet The No. 1 seeded Oregon Ducks Because…
Oregon’s defense has been the most impressive of any team remaining in the NCAA Tournament. This includes defensive juggernaut Virginia. The Ducks exceptional defensive prowess started in the Pac-12 Championship Game when they dominated Utah 88 to 57. In the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the Ducks beat Holy Cross 91 to 52. Then, in Round 2, Oregon took down St. Joe’s 69 to 64. On Thursday night facing Duke, a team that averages over 80 points a game, Oregon dominated 82 to 68.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Although Oklahoma is getting great offensive production from players other than Buddy Hield, the Sooners will be up against it versus Oregon. For starters, Oregon has the ability to score with Oklahoma. Dillon Brooks doesn’t get the press that Hield does, but he scored 25 against St. Joe’s. He dominated Duke with 22 points, 6 assists and 5 boards.
The problem with facing Oregon is that the Ducks also have the ability to beat you in the half-court as well as running and gunning you into the ground. Oregon’s defense has been absolutely exceptional in the Ducks’ last 4 games. Oregon shut down both Brandon Ingram and Grayson Allen on Thursday night.
Oregon won’t care if Hield goes for 30. In fact, if Oklahoma wants to run and gun, they’ll be playing into Oregon’s hands. The Ducks march on to the Final Four on Saturday.