Oregon Wisconsin Betting Preview, Pick
After blowing out their opening opponent of the NCAA Tournament the No. 2 Wisconsin Badgers will try to run up the score again on Saturday as they face the No. 7 Oregon Ducks - with No. 2 seeds on a 10-0 SU run against No. 7 seeds.
Wisconsin trounced 15th-seeded American in their first game of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, winning 75-35 in that contest and easily covering the posted spread at the sportsbooks. Oregon topped BYU 87-68 in their Thursday game.
Interestingly, No. 2 seeds have won 10 straight vs No. 7 seeds. But Oregon owns the positive trends here, 9-2-1 ATS past 12 games overall; 9-2 ATS past 11 games as underdog; 4-0 ATS past four tournament games.
As well, Wisconsin was upset twice against 7 seeds (UNLV in 2007, Texas in 1997).
The Badgers currently sports a 27-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 17-16-1 ATS. The Ducks are 24-9 and 17-12-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Badgers produce a 19-15 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Ducks have gone 16-15 against the number.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Badgers rated this week at No. 34 and the Ducks sitting at No. 21.
Odds Shark computer pick - 76.9-75.4 Badgers
Oregon won its last outing, an 87-68 result against BYU on March 20. They covered in that game as a 5-point favorite. The Ducks got 23 points from Elgin Cook as Oregon ran past BYU 87-68 on Thursday at BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Wisconsin won its last outing, a 75-35 result against American on March 20. They covered in that game as a 13.5-point favorite. Wisconsin cruised to victory on Thursday, running American out of the gym and running up a 75-35 score at BMO Harris Bradley Center.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Wisconsin's No. 200-rated squad against Oregon's No. 159-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Wisconsin rates No. 29 in the country with 7.82 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 40 nationally with 7.61 per match.
A few Ducks at Badgers trends to consider:
Oregon is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Oregon is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Oregon's last 17 games
Wisconsin is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Wisconsin is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 5 games