Duke vs. Oregon Free Pick
Will No. 4 Duke be able to pick up another NCAA Tournament win tonight when it faces top-seeded Oregon, or will the Ducks outlast the Blue Devils?
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 157 points. These two meet in a West Regional semifinal from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
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. The Blue Devils beat UNC-Wilmington 93-85 and Yale 71-64 to reach the Sweet 16. Oregon defeated Holy Cross 91-52 and St. Joeseph’s 69-64 last weekend to get to this game.
On paper, a lot goes in favor for Oregon. Location is a big factor, as Oregon should have a larger crowd for this game. The Ducks are also riding a long win streak while Duke has been inconsistent. Neither team has really played an impressive group in the NCAA Tournament thus far. Duke should have the composure advantage thanks to Coach K, but the lack of depth for the Blue Devils could really show up in this game. Duke is just 1-7 against the spread in their last 8 games on a neutral floor and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 against a team with a win percentage of .600 or higher. A lot of that has to do with Duke’s lack of depth. Their legs should get tired late in this game against an athletic Oregon team that can push the pace. Oregon is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 NCAA Tournament games and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 against a winning team. Look for the Ducks to come up with the big win tonight.
NCAA TOURNAMENT FREE PICK: OREGON DUCKS -3