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Wisconsin Badgers vs. Oregon Ducks - 3/22/14 West Region

Oregon Ducks (24-9) at Wisconsin Badgers (27-7)

College Basketball: Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 7:45 pm (BMO Harris Bradley Center)

The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -5 -- Over/Under: 142 See the Latest Odds


The Oregon Ducks and Wisconsin Badgers will play in the third round of the NCAA tournament.

Oregon took care of business in the second round by beating the BYU Cougars, 87-68. The Ducks held the Cougars to 32.8 percent shooting from the field and 26.3 percent from three. On the season, Oregon averages 82 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allows 73.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting. The Ducks have scored 80-plus points in four of their last seven games and are shooting 41.1 percent from downtown in their last five games. Oregon averages 34.4 rebounds per game and makes 76.8 percent of its free throws. The Oregon Ducks are 18-11-3 AST overall this season.

Wisconsin Badgers vs. Oregon Ducks - 3/22/14 West Region

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Wisconsin destroyed the American University Eagles in the second round by a score of 75-35. The Badgers outscored the Eagles by 30 points in the second half and held American to just 29.7 percent shooting. On the season, Wisconsin averages 73.6 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allows 63.7 points on 42.9 percent shooting. The Badgers rely heavily on the three ball, taking 20.9 attempts per game and are making 41.7 percent of them in their last five games. Wisconsin averages 33.2 rebounds per game and knocks down 74.7 percent of its free throws. The Wisconsin Badgers are 18-16 ATS overall. 

The Ducks are 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 neutral site games and 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Badgers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games. 

The Ducks quickness from their guards is going to give Wisconsin problems. Much like the Badgers, Oregon can score from anywhere on the court and is going to spread the floor. The problem is Wisconsin doesn’t have the athleticism to keep up with the Ducks speed.

I like Oregon to win this game SU, but I advise you to take the points and call it a day.  

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