Saint Joseph's vs. Oregon - 3/20/16 NCAA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon Ducks at Saint Joseph's Hawks
College Basketball: Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 9:40 pm (Spokane Arena)
The Line: Saint Joseph's Hawks +6 -- Over/Under:157 See the Latest Odds
The Saint Joseph's Hawks and Oregon Ducks meet Sunday night in the NCAA Tournament at the Spokane Arena.
The Saint Joseph's Hawks look for another win after beating Cincinnati on Friday. The Saint Joseph's Hawks are averaging 77.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 70.1 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Isaiah Miles is averaging 18.4 points and 8.1 rebounds while DeAndre Bembry is averaging 17.3 points and 4.5 assists. Aaron Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Shavar Newkirk is dishing 2.8 assists. The Saint Joseph's Hawks are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 6-1 on neutral courts this season.
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The Oregon Ducks look for another win after beating Holy Cross on Friday. The Oregon Ducks are averaging 78.9 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 68.9 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Dillon Brooks is averaging 16.8 points and 3.1 assists while Elgin Cook is averaging 14.5 points and 4.9 rebounds. Tyler Dorsey is dishing two assists and Chris Boucher is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Oregon Ducks are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Ducks are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Oregon Ducks are 6-1 this season on neutral courts.
The Hawks are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 22-7-1 ATS in their last 30 games overall. The Ducks are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 NCAA Tournament games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 neutral site games.
Saint Joseph's is a very balanced basketball team that deserves respect. However, the Hawks don't have the horses to keep up with Oregon on the offensive end. The Ducks consistently push 80 points, and that makes this a bad matchup for the Hawks. I like Oregon and the reasonable number, especially with Saint Joseph's coming off such an emotional game in round one.