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Wisconsin vs Oregon Pick & Preview: Tuesday, March 21st Betting Odds
Badgers vs Ducks Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Wisconsin Badgers at Oregon Ducks
- Where: Eugene at Matthew Knight Arena
- Date: Tuesday, March 21st
- Betting Odds: Wisconsin +4.5, WISC +162 | ORE -200 O/U 134.5
Heading into today’s matchup vs Oregon, the Wisconsin Badgers will be taking the floor for the 32nd time this season and have an overall record of 17-14. On the road, the Badgers will be playing their 13th game of the season, having gone 6-7. So far, the Badgers have been the underdog 15 times, going 5-10 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4.5 underdogs on the spread.
Wisconsin’s leading scorer this season is Chucky Hepburn, who is averaging 11.97 points per contest. So far, Hepburn has accounted for 18.43% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.9 rebounds per game and 2.87 assists. Connor Essegian is the second leading scorer for the Badgers, averaging 11.9 points per game. Between him and Essegian, they are accounting for 36.8% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Wisconsin this season, as they are currently ranked 219th in college basketball at 70.7 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Badgers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.2%, placing them 410th in the NCAA.
Oregon heads into this matchup having played 33 games and have an overall record sitting at 19-14. So far this season, Oregon has played 21 games at home, sitting with a record of 15-6. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Ducks as the -4.5 point favorites. The Ducks have been favored 22 times, going 17-5 straight up.
Leading up to game time, it will be important to keep a close watch on the injury report, as the Ducks’ top scorer and rebounder N’Faly Dante is listed as questionable on the injury report. For the season, Dante is averaging 13.39 points and 8.39 boards. Not only is the status of N’Faly Dante in question, but the Ducks’ second leading scorer, Will Richardson is also questionable to play in today’s game. This year, he has averaged Will Richardson points per game for Oregon.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Oregon this season, as they are currently ranked 165th in college basketball at 72.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Ducks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.3%, placing them 302nd in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Wisconsin Badgers +4.5
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Oregon Ducks are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -4.5. However, we anticipate Wisconsin putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Ducks as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Badgers to cover.