Oregon beat Michigan 69 to 68 to stamp their ticket to the 2017 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight. The Ducks take on top-seed Kansas, who trounced Purdue 98 to 66 in their Sweet 16 match up. The game takes place at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri on March 25.
With their win, the Kansas Jayhawks are now 3-0 both straight up and against the spread in the NCAA Tournament. Oregon pushed in their 1-point win over Michigan. Before the push, Oregon covered in Round 1 versus Iona. They failed to cover the spread versus Rhode Island.
How To Bet the Oregon Ducks Vs Kansas Jayhawks Elite 8 Odds, Pick & TV Info
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
Stream: Watch TBS
Listen: Oregon vs Kansas
Bet Oregon at +6.5 Becauseā¦
Oregon might be a team of destiny. After losing big man Chris Boucher, many college hoop handicappers, including me, wrote off the Ducks. They appeared to have a tough draw. They showed up big against Iona, beating the Gaels 93 to 77. They barely beat Rhode Island 75 to 72. The win against Michigan was crazy since the Ducks didn’t even have the lead with around 2 minutes left. Oregon might just be a team destined to get to the Final Four.
Bet Kansas at -6.5 ATS Becauseā¦
The Jayhawks are on a mission. Ever since March Madness started, Kansas has been the most impressive team in the tournament. The Jayhawks demolished Purdue, the only team from the Big Ten that was ranked for almost every week of the season. Kansas is deep and talented. They don’t just beat their opponents. They destroy them.
Oregon Ducks Vs Kansas Jayhawks Elite 8 Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Oregon is a good team, but it’s hard to see the Ducks keeping it close with the Jayhawks on Saturday. At this point, it’s difficult seeing any team left in the NCAA Tournament beating Kansas.
I don’t think that Dillon Brooks and Tyler Dorsey are going to be able to stick with Kansas’ 3-guard line-up. 6’ 8” freshman sensation Josh Jackson plays like a much smaller guard when he must. He can also drive the lane and dunk it.
Frank Mason, all 5’ 11” of him, has no trouble getting into the paint. The Jayhawks also have some big guys that can keep Brooks from penetrating while there are few teams, if any, that play team defense better than Kansas.
Oregon has had a nice run. But, it figures to end on Saturday. I think Kansas wins by at least 12 points.