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NCAAB Pick Oregon Ducks vs. Wisconsin Badgers Betting Odds

In a West Region 3rd round game the 8th seed 26-9 Oregon Ducks face the 1st seed 32-3 Wisconsin Badgers on Sunday March 22nd. Tip off for the game at the CenturyLink Center Omaha is at 7:45 PM ET

Betting Odds

Point Spread: Wisconsin -12
Over/Under Total Line: 140.5

In their opening NCAA Tournament game Oregon beat Oklahoma State 79-73 in a pickem game. The win was their eighth in the last nine games with their only loss coming against Arizona in the conference final. The point spread win in their last game was also their eighth cover in their last nine games.

Wisconsin beat Coastal Carolina 86-72 in their opener but failed to cover the hefty 20 point spread that bettors had to lay. While straight up losses are rare for the Badgers the point spread loss for the Badgers is nothing new. In fact they have dropped six of their last ten. The Over is starting to hit on a regular basis for them with five of their last seven games going over the total line.

Oregon is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 NCAA Tournament games and Wisconsin is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 NCAA Tournament games.

This season Oregon is 2-5 facing ranked teams.

Oregon has won 8 of their last 9 games.

Wisconsin is riding a 7-game winning streak.

Below are some key handicapping stats for this match-up with an against the spread pick from one of our professional sports handicappers.

SU and ATS Records

Oregon Ducks: 26-9 SU / 19-15 ATS
Wisconsin Badgers: 32-3 SU / 18-16-1 ATS

Betting Trends

• OREG is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
• OREG is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
• OREG has an Over record of 5-2 in their last 7 non-conference games.
• WISC is 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 non-conference games.
• WISC is 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 neutral site games.
• WISC has an Over record of 5-2 in their last 7 games.

Sagarin Rankings

Oregon Ducks: 83.36
Wisconsin Badgers: 95.02

Player Injuries

OREGON

NONE

WISCONSIN

[G] 03/20/2015 – Traevon Jackson out indefinitely ( Ankle )
[G] 11/13/2014 – Jordan Hill out for season ( Redshirt )
[G] 11/13/2014 – T.J. Schlundt out for season ( Redshirt )

*This preview was written by our staff writers not Rich Crew. However the analysis and pick are written by Rich*

NCAAB Pick

I believe there is enough statistical data to support a total play here. The Oregon Ducks can score averaging 75.1 points per game on the season. Wisconsin has reached 69 or greater in regulation over their last 6 and the 140 posted on the board is 4 or 5 points under my number.

Take the OVER 140*.

*Rich Crew suggested an over play at -140 and before we could get this up the line changed to 144, so this is only an opinion not a pick.*

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