Duke vs. Oregon Betting Preview
No. 1 Oregon looks to pick up a big win for the program on Thursday when it faces No. 4 Duke in the regional semifinal of the NCAA Tournament. Here’s a breakdown of this contest.
Oregon is 30-6 on the season, 7-1 on a neutral floor and 20-13 against the spread. Duke is 25-10 overall, 5-3 on a neutral court and 14-18-2 against the spread. These two last met I 2010 with Duke getting a 98-71 victory. The Blue Devils have beaten UNC-Wilmington 93-85 and Yale 71-64 to reach this game. Oregon defeated Holy Cross 91-52 and St. Joeseph’s 69-64 to each the Sweet 16. These two meet in a West Regional semifinal from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Oregon is favored in this contest, as the Ducks are getting odds of -3 points against the Blue Devils. The over/under total for the contest is currently listed at 156.5 points.
The numbers show Duke as the stronger offensive team (81.5-78.6 ppg), but the Ducks as the stronger defensive squad (68.7-72.2 ppg). The issue for the Blue Devils at this point is their depth, as they are only going about seven deep and playing their top three players nearly all 40 minutes. That is impacting the Blue Devils’ efforts on the defensive end, as they are giving up nearly 80 points per game over their last five contests. That could be an issue against Oregon, which has been putting up 85.2 points per game over their last five.
Trends aren’t terribly strong with Duke in this game as well, as the Blue Devils are just 1-7 against the spread in their last 8 on a neutral floor and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 overall. Oregon is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 NCAA Tournament games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 after a win. The Ducks are also 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games.