By Charles Jay
When it comes to the West Region in the NCAA Tournament, is pretty much a matter of Arizona and Wisconsin, and then everybody else. A couple of teams that have aspirations to go far, will be tangling on Friday evening with the Oregon Ducks and the Oklahoma State Cowboys do battle at the CenturyLink Arena in Omaha. NCAA Tournament betting action gets underway at 6:50 PM ET, and after that game, customers at Vietbet will have an opportunity to wager on a number of different propositions while the game is in progress through the facilities of Live Betting Extra.
When you take a look at this matchup at a glance you see that these are teams that have been going in decidedly different directions. Oregon won eleven of its last 13 games, and the consensus is that they were much different squad the second half of the year. Oklahoma State, on the other hand, has lost six of its last seven. There is no question that if OSU is going to win this game, they are going to have to do it by beating Oregon’s style.
In the NCAA Tournament betting odds that have been posted on this game by the people at Vietbet, Oregon is a slight favorite:
Oregon Ducks -1.5
Oklahoma State Cowboys +1.5
Over 136.5 points -110
Under 136.5 points -110
One of the possible knocks on Oregon is the fact that they may not have run up a lot of impressive wins over marquee programs along the way to a 25-9 straight-up mark (18-15 ATS). It is true that aside from their season sweep over Utah, there has not been a whole lot more in the area of “prestige.”
However, the Ducks were ranked 16th in the nation in Adjusted Offensive Efficiency, and they may have the guy who is by far the best individual player on the court in Joseph Young, who averaged 20.2 points per game this season on his way to being named the Pac 12 player of the year. Young, who is a transfer from Houston, can score from just about anywhere, and if it comes down to a free-throw shooting contest, Oregon could do a lot worse than his 92% accuracy, which makes him one of the best in the nation from the charity stripe.
Vietbet patrons know that there is not a lot of scoring on the Oklahoma State side, when you get Le’Bryan Nash and Phil Forte. This is not an especially deep squad, and they are very careful with the pace they play. In fact, advanced statistics indicate that they are 260th in the country in Adjusted Tempo.
The Cowboys, coached by Travis Ford, may have a little bit more on the resume than Oregon does, as they have a victory over Kansas, as well as season sweeps of both Baylor and Texas (who were eliminated in the first round of the Big Dance, by the way). One of the guys they want to turn to if things get rough late is Forte, who is in a bit of a shooting slump right now but has hit 39% from beyond the arc. There are still questions about Oregon, obviously, and those remain open after the 80-52 defeat they suffered at the hands of Arizona in the conference championship final.
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