Oregon Ducks vs. Oklahoma Sooners - 3/26/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma Sooners (28-7) at Oregon Ducks (31-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 6:09 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Oregon Ducks +1 -- Over/Under: 149 See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma Sooners will play the Oregon Ducks in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.
The Oregon Ducks are 31-6 (14-4) and are the #1 seed in the West Region. Oregon is coming off of wins against Holy Cross by a score of 91-52, St. Joe’s by a score of 69-64, and Duke by a score of 82-68 in their first 3 games of the Tournament. Dillon Brooks led Oregon with 22 points and 6 assists against Duke. Oregon out rebounded Duke by a total of 42-32 and added 22 assists in their victory. Oregon has won their last 11 games, including the PAC-12 Championship Game against Utah. Oregon is averaging 79 points per game while giving up 68.5 points per game. Oregon is also averaging 36.5 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game. Dillon Brooks is averaging 17 points per game and 5.6 rebounds per game for Oregon. Elgin Cook is averaging 14.6 points per game and 5.2 rebounds per game for the Ducks. Oregon is shooting 71.4% on free throws, 34.7% on three-pointers, and 46.9% on all field goal attempts.
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The Oklahoma Sooners are 28-7 (12-6) and are the #2 seed in the West Region. Oklahoma is coming off of wins against CSU Bakersfield by a score of 82-68, VCU by a score of 85-81, and Texas A&M by a score of 77-63 in their first 3 games of the Tournament. Buddy Hield had 17 points and 10 rebounds against Texas A&M. Oklahoma was out rebounded by Texas A&M by a total of 42-41, but was able to add 23 assists in their victory. Oklahoma has won 6 of their last 7 games, with their only loss coming against West Virginia in the Big 12 Tournament. Oklahoma is averaging 80.5 points per game while giving up 70.5 points per game. Oklahoma is also averaging 38.6 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game. Buddy Hield is averaging 25.1 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game for Oklahoma. Jordan Woodard is averaging 13 points per game and 3.4 assists per game for the Sooners. Oklahoma is shooting 72.1% on free throws, 42.6% on three-pointers, and 46.1% on all field goal attempts.
Oklahoma is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games. The under is 11-2 in Oklahoma’s last 13 games. Oregon is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 NCAA Tournament games. The under is 7-3 in Oregon’s last 10 games.
Both teams looked very strong in their Sweet 16 games and will be coming into this game with confidence. Oklahoma is the slightly higher scoring offense, while Oregon is the slightly better defensive team in this matchup. Oklahoma has the rebounding advantage, while both teams are similar in shooting. Dillon Brooks and Buddy Hield have played great this season and will put on a show in this game. I like Oregon to play very good defense like they did against Duke and I am picking them to win here.