Holy Cross vs. Oregon Free Pick
Top-seeded Oregon looks to be the last No. 1 seed to get through to the weekend when it faces No. 16 Holy Cross tonight at 7:27PM ET.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Oregon is heavily favored tonight, as the Ducks are getting odds of -22.5 points against Holy Cross. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 133.5 points. These two meet in the second round of the West Region from Spokane Arena in Spokane, Washington.
Oregon is 28-6 on the season, 5-1 on a neutral floor and 19-12 against the spread. Holy Cross is 15-19 on the season, 2-0 on a neutral court and 6-0 against the spread. Oregon won the Pac-12 title to reach the tournament while Holy Cross won the Patriot League Tournament and then defeated Southern in the First Four on Wednesday.
The Crusaders didn’t have much of a season until it went on a run in the Patriot League Tournament. Now it has won and covered in five straight games. Oregon is riding an 8-game win streak and the Ducks are 5-1 against the spread in their last six. While Holy Cross is riding a nice run, Oregon is a different animal. The Crusaders could be tired from the quick turnaround in Dayton and the Ducks will be fresh. They are also 6-1 against the spread in their last 7 NCAA Tournament games as well. Expect a blowout win.
NCAA TOURNAMENT FREE PICK: OREGON -22.5