St. Joseph’s Hawks Vs Oregon Ducks March Madness Odds

St. Joseph’s Hawks Vs Oregon Ducks March Madness Odds

St. Joseph’s Hawks Vs Oregon Ducks March Madness Odds

The number 9 seeded St. Joseph’s Hawks took down Cincinnati 78 to 76 on Friday, March 18 in the first round of the 2016 March Madness NCAA Tournament. St. Joe’s battles the number 1 seeded Oregon Ducks on Sunday, March 20. The game takes place in Spokane, Washington. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:40 pm ET

St. Joe’s has won 6 out of its last 8 games. The Hawks have won their last 4 games. Oregon has won 9 games in a row. The Ducks have won 15 out of their last 17 games.

Bet the No. 9 seeded St. Joseph’s Hawks vs No. 1 seeded Oregon Ducks March Madness Odds

Oregon is a solid 20 and 12 ATS overall this season. The Ducks are 6 and 1 ATS in their last 7 games. St. Joe’s is 4 and 0 ATs in their last 4 games.

What: NCAA Tournament West Region R32
Who: St. Joseph’s Hawks vs Oregon Ducks
When: Sunday, March 20th, 2016
Tip- Off: 9:40 PM ET 
Where: Scottrade Center
Spread: Oregon -6.5
Moneyline: St Joes +240 vs Oregon -290
Game Total: 157
Watch: TBS
Stream: CBS Sports

Bet The No. 9 seeded St. Joseph’s Hawks Because…

St. Joseph’s is hot. The Hawks won the Atlantic 10 Tournament by beating George Washington 86 to 80, Dayton 82 to 79 and VCU, who also won on Friday, 87 to 74 in the Atlantic 10 Championship game. The 78 to 76 win over Cincinnati was impressive because St. Joe’s shot worse than the Bearcats. The Hawks were 48.3% from the field and 37.5% from three. Cincinnati was 50.9% from the field and 41.7% from three. When you can win a game even though you have fewer possessions and are even an on rebound, which is what St. Joe’s did versus Cincinnati, you’ve done a good job.

Bet The No. 1 seeded Oregon Ducks Because…

Oregon’s defense has been absolutely awesome lately. In the Pac 12 Championship game last week, Oregon held the Utah Utes to 57 points. Versus the Holy Cross Crusaders in Round 1, Oregon allowed only 52 points. It’s Virginia like to be able to hold 2 teams to less than 60 points in a 2 games in a row. That’s what Oregon has done. It’s going to be interesting to see if St. Joe’s has any success against the Ducks defense on Sunday. 

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

Oregon allows teams to shoot a decent percentage from the field. Utah shot 43.2% from the field in the Pac 12 Championship. But, Oregon had almost 20 more shots from the field than Utah had in that game. Oregon shot 22 three-pointers. Utah shot 16. Oregon takes a lot more shots than their opponents do, which leads to the Ducks hitting more of those shots.

That’s the biggest problem that St. Joe’s is going to have in this battle. If St. Joe’s allows Oregon to get more possessions and to shoot more than they do, the Hawks could get creamed. St. Joe’s figures to have a lot of problems on Sunday dealing with Oregon’s speed. The Ducks should roll in Round 2.  

My final score prediction is Oregon 87, St. Joe’s 62.