Oklahoma State Cowboys Vs Oregon Ducks March Madness Online Betting Free PickNoah Williams
The eighth-seeded Oregon Ducks will face the ninth-seeded Oklahoma State Cowboys with the March Madness spread set at an even Pick ‘Em. While the Ducks had seven more wins than the Cowboys during the regular season which hasn’t translated to betting money pushing the spread in the favor of the Ducks.
A Closer Look At My Oklahoma State Cowboys Vs Oregon Ducks March Madness ATS Free Pick
Matchup: (9) Oklahoma State Cowboys vs (8) Oregon Ducks
Date: Mar. 20, 2015
Start Time: 6:50 p.m. ET
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Stadium: CenturyLink Center Omaha
TV Info: TBS
Stream: March Madness Live
Radio: Oklahoma State Vs Oregon
Point Spread: PK
Oklahoma State Projected Starting Lineup:
- G Phil Forte, 5-11, Jr., 15.1 ppg, 2.1 rpg
- G Anthony Hickey, 5-11, Sr., 9.6 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 3.5 apg
- G Jeff Newberry, 6-2, Jr., 6.9 ppg, 2.3 rpg
- F Le’Bryan Nash, 6-7, Sr., 17.1 ppg, 5.6 rpg
- C Michael Cobbins, 6-8, Sr., 6.7 ppg, 5.9 rpg
- Coach: Travis Ford (seventh season)
Oregon Projected Starting Lineup:
- G Jalil Abdul-Bassit, 6-4 Sr., 8.5 ppg, 1.8 rpg
- G Joseph Young, 6-2 Sr., 20.1 ppg, 4.6 rpg
- F Elgin Cook, 6-6 Jr., 13.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg
- F Dwayne Benjamin, 6-7 Jr., 8.8 ppg, 5.9 rpg
- F Dillon Brooks, 6-6, Fr., 11.4 ppg, 5.0 rpg
- Coach: Dana Altman (fifth season)
In there past meeting, in 2013, the Oregon Ducks beat the Oklahoma State Cowboys by a 68-55 score, covering the NCAA basketball betting spread as 2 points underdogs. Today’s game opened with the Cowboys as 1-point favorites and currently is at a pick’em.
Oklahoma State hasn’t played their best basketball over the last month or so, losing six of their last seven games, posting an 18-13 game during the season, 14-14 against the spread and 5-9 against teams that were invited to 2015 March Madness Tournament.
Senior forward Le’Bryan Nash (17.1 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 1.0 APG), and junior guard Phil Forte III (15.1 PPG, 2.1 RPG, 1.7 APG) lead the Cowboys, a team that averages 67.3 points per game (178th), shooting 43.9% from the field (145th) and recording 11.5 assists per game. Their defense allows 62.3 points per game (74th) and grabs 32.5 rebounds per game (262nd).
“We had guys keep coming up with negative play after negative play,” Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford said. “You gotta earn your minutes. And they have; the guys who have played have done well this year, have done a great job. But the last couple of games, we haven’t played very well, especially in the second halves. It’s all boiled down to the second halves. All three games.”
The Ducks are led by senior guard Joseph Young (20.2 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 3.7 APG) and junior forward Elgin Cook (13.2 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 1.6 APG). Oregon finished the season with a 25-9 record, winning 11 of their last 13 games, 18-15 against the spread this season and 4-6 against squads that were invited to the tournament. Their offense averages 75.6 points per game (26th), shooting 46.1% from the field (63rd) with 14.2 assists per game (66th). The Ducks defense permits 70.7 points per game (286th) and takes 32.5 rebounds per game (262nd).
"I thought we could be seven. I thought we could be all the way to 10," Duck coach Dana Altman said. "But again, anybody who questions the committee, those decisions are so hard … you’re splitting hairs. It’s such a tough decision. I’ve made a point now to never criticize the committee. It’s a tough job."
The Cowboys are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU loss, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 NCAA Tournament games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall, and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 neutral site games.
The Ducks are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 Friday games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning SU record, 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall, and 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 neutral site games.