Wisconsin vs. Oregon - 3/22/15 NCAA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon Ducks (26-9) at Wisconsin Badgers (32-3)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 7:45 pm (CenturyLink Center)
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The Oregon Ducks and Wisconsin Badgers square off late Sunday night in the NCAA Tournament.
The Oregon Ducks have won eight of their last nine and are coming off a win over OK State. On the season, Oregon is averaging 75.1 points on 46.1 percent shooting and is allowing 71 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Joseph Young is averaging 20.2 points and 3.7 assists while Elgin Cook is averaging 13.2 points and 5.2 rebounds. Dillon Brooks is the third double-digit scorer and Dwayne Benjamin is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Oregon Ducks have five players averaging at least 8.2 points, and they’re shooting 76 percent from the line and 36 percent from deep. Defensively, Oregon is allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in four of its last six games.
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The Wisconsin Badgers have won seven straight and are coming off a win over Coastal Carolina. On the season, Wisconsin is averaging 72.3 points on 48.2 percent shooting and is allowing 56.6 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Frank Kaminsky is averaging 18.2 points and eight rebounds while Sam Dekker is averaging 13.3 points and 5.5 rebounds. Nigel Hayes is the third double-digit scorer and Bronson Koenig is dishing 2.4 assists. The Wisconsin Badgers have four players averaging at least 8.6 points, and they’re shooting 76.3 percent from the line and 35.7 percent from deep. Defensively, Wisky is allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in eight of its last 10 games.
The Ducks are 20-9-1 ATS in their last 30 non-conference games and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Badgers are 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 neutral site games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 NCAA Tournament games.
Don't bet against Joe Young. The guy has the potential to really takeover games and gives the Ducks a chance to win this game outright if hes on. Take the points.