Betting on Oregon vs. Duke March Madness Match Up

Posted by Ryan Knuppel on Monday,March 21, 2016 11:10, EST in

In the Sweet 16 out of the West Region – the Oregon Ducks will take on the Duke Blue Devils. The Oregon Ducks are the top seed, and coming off a win over St. Joseph. The Ducks first round win was a blowout win over Holy Cross. The Ducks are 30-6 on the season, and were regular season and conference tournament winners out of the Pac-12. For the Duke Blue Devils, they are 25-10 on the season. The Blue Devils picked up wins over North Carolina-Wilmington and Yale in the NCAA tournament. The Blue Devils finished 5th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Check out the latest NCAAB online betting spread here.

Betting on the Oregon Ducks vs. Duke Blue Devils March Madness Match Up

When: Thursday, March 24 at 10:07 PM EST
Where: Honda Center in Anaheim, California
TV: TBS
Radio: Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
Stream Option: March Madness Live
NCAAB Odds: Oregon -5.5

Why Bet on Oregon

The Oregon Ducks picked up two wins in Spokane over the 16th seed Holy Cross, then a tight win over St. Joseph. The Ducks have won 10 straight games. The last time Oregon lost was back to back games on the road at California and Stanford. The Ducks top scorer this season has been forward Dillon Brooks, with 16.8 points per game. Oregon, led by head coach Dana Altman, started the regular season 7-0, with a win over Baylor. The Ducks finished the regular season ranked 5th in the Associated Press poll.

Why Bet on Duke

The Duke Blue Devils have won 8 straight NCAA tournament games. The Blue Devils do not have a ton of the experience back from winning their national title of a season ago. The Blue Devils were impressive in the first half, before holding on to beat Yale 71-64. Grayson Allen is the top scorer for the Blue Devils this season. Allen is scoring 21.6 points per game, and playing nearly 37 minutes per game. Duke is scoring 81.5 points per game, while the defense is yielding just over 72 points per game. The Blue Devils are ranked 19th in the Associated Press poll.

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Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

The Oregon Ducks are the only team left in the Pac-12. You can believe they want to stick around, especially as the top seed in the region. The Ducks will have home court advantage playing in Anaheim. Look for Oregon to struggle playing on a big stage, and we know what the Blue Devils have done in the tournament. Look for a great game plan from the Duke Blue Devils as they pull the upset. Take Duke +5.5 over the Oregon Ducks in the Sweet 16 game on Thursday night. The final score prediction for this on is Duke 82 and Oregon 80.