Oregon vs. Wisconsin Basketball Betting Picks (First Round)
Posted by: Mike Davis
The year’s NCAA basketball betting action continues this week with a flurry of enticing First Round matchups. One contest worth taking a look at is this Thursday’s Oregon vs. Wisconsin basketball matchup. The Ducks found plenty of success this season and are undoubtedly eager about the opportunity this First Round matchup presents. The Badgers on the other hand, are coming off a disappointing outing in the Big Ten tournament and have redemption on their mind. So what kind of matchup can we expect this Thursday? Let’s check up on the NCAA March Madness betting odds to find out.
Oregon vs. Wisconsin Basketball – Thursday, March 21st
When: 4:30 pm ET
Where: SAP Center, San Jose, California
Stream: Watch TBS
College Basketball Betting Odds:
The Ducks swam to a 23-12 record this season. Additionally, the program managed to post a respectable 10-8 record in Pac-12 play, which lead to a 4th place ranking in the conference. Although they didn’t end up ranking that high in the Pac-12, Oregon absolutely took the conference tournament by storm. In fact, Oregon completely dominated Washington in the finals 68-48. The team is undoubtedly looking to maintain their momentum and build off that recent success. And seeing as how they’ve managed to win the last 8 in a row, it stands to reason that they’re poised to make a deep push here.
Looking over the numbers however, it’s clear that Wisconsin is not an easy matchup for Oregon. After all, the Ducks are averaging 70.5 points to Wisconsin’s 69.1. Defensively things are surprisingly even as well with the Badgers giving up 61.4 per game and Oregon allotting 62.9 to their opponents.
Players to Watch: Bol Bol (21.0 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 1.0 apg), Louis King (12.7 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.3 apg), and Payton Pritchard (12.7 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 4.5 apg).
The Badgers fought their way to a 23-10 record this season. On top of that, the program managed to post a 14-6 record in conference play. Ultimately this led to a 4th place ranking in the Big Ten for Wisconsin. Despite the fact that they had high hopes for the Big Ten Tournament, the Badgers were eliminated in the semis by Michigan State 67-55. Following that let down, the program has no other choice but to come out and ravage Oregon.
Players to Watch: Ethan Happ (17.5 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 4.6 apg), D’Mitrik Trice (11.7 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.6 apg), and Brad Davison (10.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.8 apg).
Oregon vs. Wisconsin Basketball Betting Predictions
Oregon vs. Wisconsin Basketball Betting Picks
So which side should legal betting fans take in this Oregon vs. Wisconsin Basketball matchup? All things considered, Oregon is probably the best bet here. They come in with a ton of momentum, which can’t be said about Wisconsin. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 76-72 Oregon.