Can Oklahoma get by Oregon?
The first ticket to the Final Four will be punched tonight when No. 1 Oregon faces No. 2 Oklahoma at 6:07PM ET. Who will be punching their ticket?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Oregon is favored in this contest, as the Ducks are getting odds of -1 point against the Sooners. The over/under total for the contest is currently listed at 151.5 points. These two meet in a West Regional final from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
Oregon is 31-6 on the season, 8-1 on a neutral floor and 21-13 against the spread. Oklahoma is 28-7 overall, 7-1 on a neutral court and 13-20 against the spread. Oklahoma has beaten Cal-State Bakersfield (82-68), VCU (85-81) and Texas A&M (77-63) to reach the Elite 8. Oregon has topped Holy Cross (91-52), Saint Joseph’s (69-64) and Duke (82-68) to reach this point.
Despite winning six of its last seven, the Sooners are only 1-7 against the spread in their last 8 games. They are now 2-7 ATS in their last 9 NCAA Tournament games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 on a neutral site. They now face an Oregon team that is playing very well and will have the crowd with them. Oregon has covered in 8 of its last 10 NCAA Tournament games and in four straight against Big 12 opponents. If the Ducks are able to slow down Buddy Hield, they should be able to get the win.
NCAA TOURNAMENT FREE PICK: OREGON DUCKS -1