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Oregon vs. Wisconsin Basketball Betting Picks (First Round)

Posted by: Mike Davis
Oregon vs. Wisconsin Basketball

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

TV: TBS

Stream: Watch TBS

College Basketball Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Oregon +2 (-110) 116½ (-110) +117
Wisconsin -2 (-110) 116½ (-110) -137
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Oregon Ducks           

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).

Wisconsin Badgers    

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

Trends

  • Oregon is 4-6 SU as an underdog this season through 10 games
  • Oregon is 4-6 ATS as an underdog this season through 10 games
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 6 of Oregon’s 10 games as an underdog this season
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 11 of Wisconsin’s 23 games as a favorite this season
  • Wisconsin is 13-10-1 ATS as a favorite this season through 24 games this season
  • Wisconsin is 20-4 SU as a favorite this season through 24 games

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.