March Madness - Oregon Ducks vs BYU Cougars Betting Matchup Report
|BYU Cougars||Oregon Ducks|
|23-11||March 20, 2014, 03:10 | Bradley Center||23-9|
Oregon topped BYU 100-96 back in December as a 9-point favorite, and they'll get a rematch on Thursday as those two schools meet in West Region odds action at the NCAA Tournament.
Oregon, 8-2-1 ATS in its past 11 games, had been bet up to 5.5-point chalk from an opener of 2 over at Bovada. The total was high at 158, according to BetOnline. The OVER is 5-1 past six Duck tournament games
BYU ended the year on a 10-2 SU run, but the Cougars have slumped to a 1-7-1 ATS mark in first-round games since 2001.
Oregon will face the 23-11 Cougars, who own a 13-18 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Ducks are 16-14 on the OU so far this season while the Cougars are 13-18.
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 21-ranked Ducks and the No. 60-rated Cougars in this matchup.
BYU was a 75-64 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Gonzaga. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. BYU got 24 points from Tyler Haws but lost anyway, 75-64, to Gonzaga on Tuesday at Orleans Arena.
Oregon lost its last outing, an 82-63 result against UCLA on March 13. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog. Joseph Young went off for 29 points and added 2 rebounds but it wasn't enough as UCLA handed Oregon an 82-63 defeat at MGM Grand.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oregon's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 81.84 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 241 at 77.03 PPG. The Ducks field goal percentage has averaged 46.8% so far, more than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.68% per game.
A few Cougars at Ducks trends to consider:
BYU is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Oregon is 8-2-1 ATS in its last 11 games
Oregon is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Oregon's last 16 games