Oregon vs Oklahoma Elite Eight Betting Guide

Posted by Aaron . on March 25, 2016 in

On Saturday, the top-seeded Oregon Ducks meet the #2-seed Oklahoma Sooners in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The Ducks steamrolled Holy Cross in the first round, 91-52, held off #8 St. Joe’s in the second round, 69-64, and smacked Duke in the Sweet 16, 82-68. The Sooners knocked off Cal State-Bakersfield in the first round, 82-68, held off #10 seed VCU in the second round, and then dominated #3-seed Texas A&M in the Sweet 16, 77-63. Find out the updated NCAAB betting lines soon.

Oregon Ducks vs Oklahoma Sooners Elite Eight Betting Guide

When: Saturday, March 26, 2016, 6:09 PM ET
Where: Honda Center, Anaheim, CA
Radio: Oregon IMG Sports Network
Live Stream: March Madness Live

Why should you bet on the Sooners?

This team starts and finishes with guard Buddy Hield and his 25 points per game, whether it’s his jumpers or his slashing drives to the rim. He is a clutch shooter who you want to have the ball with the game on the line. However, Jordan Woodard took on a key role against the Aggies, putting up 22 points on 8 for 11 shooting and draining five of his six shots from downtown. Guard Isaiah Cousins and forward Ryan Spangler will have to be aggressive for Oklahoma to advance to the Final Four, and Spangler will have to bang the boards and serve the inside-out offense.

Why should you put your money on Oregon?

The Ducks won the Pac-12 for a reason. They have shown a ton of poise with ball control, and they showed that they have an elite defense to go along with their high-flying offense when they controlled Duke in the paint and in the halfcourt offense. Forwards Dillion Brooks and Elgin Cook manhandled the Blue Devils inside, giving Oregon room to spread their offense. Brooks is a terrific inside-out passer who can distribute just before the double team shows up. The guards Casey Benson and Tyler Dorsey play a mean perimeter defense, which will take a toll on the jump-shooting Sooners.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Oregon is tougher than Oklahoma both on the inside and the outside on the defensive end, and they will be able to pound the ball inside on offense. I like the Ducks to win, 84-79.