Elite 8 Game Preview on Oregon vs Oklahoma

Posted by Eric Williams on Saturday,March 26, 2016 5:30, EST in

The Oklahoma Sooners may be seeded second in the West region, but, according to oddsmakers, they’ve got just as good a chance of beating the top-seeded Oregon Ducks when the two national title hopefuls square off in their March Madness betting showdown on Saturday.

Thanks to this expert betting breakdown, you’re going to be well-armed with information on both ballclubs that could very well help you cash in more than once on this intriguing pairing.

With that said and tip-off time quickly approaching, let’s get started.

Elite 8 Game Preview on Oregon vs Oklahoma & Game Info

When: Saturday, March 26, 6:09 PM ET
Where: Honda Center, Anaheim, Calf.
TV: CBS
Stream: March Madness Live
RadioOregon / Oklahoma
Odds: Pk
Total: 149

Betting on the Oregon Ducks

Oregon (31-6 SU, 21-13 ATS) beat No. 16 Holy Cross 91-52 in the first round and No. 8 Saint Joseph’s 69-64 in second round before laying an emphatic 82-68 smackdown on No. 4 Duke in Sweet 16. The Ducks were derided for being given a No. 1 seed in the West, but Dana Altman’s team has lived up to their billing in every way.

Third-team All-American forward Dillon Brooks led Oregon with 22 points and six assists against the Blue Devils while Elgin Cook added 16 points and three other players scored in double digits in the win. Oregon out rebounded Duke by 10 and dished out 10 more assists than their opponents.

Reserve forward Jordan Bell was everywhere for Oregon, scoring 13 points while adding seven rebounds and three blocked shots for the No. 5-ranked Ducks who are attempting to win their second NCAA title.

Oregon is ranked a solid 42nd in scoring (79.0 ppg) and an equally impressive 43rd in field goal shooting percentage (46.9%).

Defensively, Oregon ranks 89th in points allowed (68.5 ppg) and 64th in rebounds allowed (30.1 rpg).

Brooks is averaging team-high 17 points per game and 5.6 rebounds per game for Oregon while Cook is averaging 14.6 points per game and 5.2 rebounds per contest.

Tyler Dorsey (13.5 ppg) and Chris Boucher (12.0 ppg, 7.3 rpg) also average double figures for the Ducks.

*Ducks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Big 12.
*Ducks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win.
*Ducks are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 NCAA Tournament games.
*Ducks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
*Ducks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
*Ducks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games.
*Ducks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games.
*Ducks are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.

Betting on the Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma (28-7 SU, 13-20 ATS) beat No. 15 CSU Bakersfield 82-68 in first round and No. 10 VCU 85-81 in second round before man-handling No. 3 Texas A&M 77-63 in the Sweet 16.

All-American shooting guard Buddy Hield was limited to 17 points on a modest 6 of 13 shooting from the field, but backcourt mate Jordan Woodard scored a game-high 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the field including 5-of-6 from downtown.

Oklahoma was out rebounded by Texas A&M 42-41, but dished out an impressive 23 assists in the win, their sixth in their last seven games.

The Sooners are ranked a stellar 21st in scoring (80.5 ppg), 65th in shooting (46.1 %) and a stupendous second in three-point shooting (42.6 %).

Defensively, Oklahoma ranks 139th in points allowed (70.5 ppg), but 41st in field goal defense (40.6 %)

*Sooners are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games overall.
*Sooners are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win.
*Sooners are 5-17 ATS in their last 22 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
*Sooners are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 NCAA Tournament games.
*Sooners are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win.
*Sooners are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games.
*Sooners are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games.