Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Ducks vs. Trojans CBB Odds
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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(22-6) #7 Oregon Ducks vs. #6 USC Trojans (24-7)
Date: Sunday March 28th, 2021
Time: 9:45 PM ET
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
CBB Moneyline Odds: Oregon +120, USC -145
CBB Betting Odds: Oregon +2.5
CBB Betting Total: 139
It’ll be a PAC12 showdown Sunday night when the #7 seed Oregon Ducks collide with the #6 seed USC Trojans in the East Region Sweet Sixteen from Hinkle Fieldhouse. Both clubs are coming in off dominating performances last round and are showing the committee they were disrespected with their seeding.
These teams are familiar with each other and played already back on February 22nd. USC won the home game 72-58 thanks to a 21 point halftime advantage before coasting the rest of the way. Don’t be mistaken by the score though as the Ducks were not at full strength and have now won 7 of their last 8 games since that meeting.
The winner will move on to face either #1 Gonzaga or #Creighton next weekend for a shot in the Final Four.
The Ducks also enter this game in dominating fashion after upsetting #2 seed Iowa 95-80. The Hawkeyes had no answers throughout as the Ducks were able to get whatever they wanted and could have easily eclipsed 100 if they wanted. Chris Duarte scored a team high 23 points and LJ Figueroa followed him with 21 of his own.
Senior forward Eugene Omoruyi leads Oregon with 16.7 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. He is shooting an efficient 47.0% from the floor. Senior guard Chris Duarte is also scoring 16.7 points. He is an excellent 3-point shooter, knocking down 43.0% of his attempts from distance. Senior guard LJ Figueroa is adding 12.3 points and 6.1 rebounds.
The #6 USC Trojans are one of those teams nobody wants to play against in this tournament. The Trojans have cruised through both games prior to this matchup, most recently in the style of an embarrassing 85-51 beatdown of blue blood Kansas.
USC was up 19 at halftime and didn’t let up as they coasted to a 35 point victory and sent a message to the remaining teams left. Isaiah Mobley scored a game high 17 points and his younger brother Evan added a (10 point, 13 rebound) double double and proved he’s worthy of a top 5 pick in the draft.
The Trojans have won 5 out of their last 6 games with the only blemish in that span coming in a narrow defeat against #5 seed Colorado who have also advanced to the second round.
Evan Mobley is one of the most talented players in the country and will be a top-three pick in this year’s NBA draft. The seven-foot freshman forward earned the double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds in Saturday’s winning effort and has scored 17 or more points in three straight performances. Mobley is sporting an average of 16.8 PPG and 8.7 RPG.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Trojans are 6-0 ATS in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games.
- Trojans are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 neutral site games as a favorite.
- Trojans are 18-8 ATS in their last 26 neutral site games overall.
- Oregon is 7-1 SU in last 8 games
- Oregon is 5-1 ATS in last 6 games
- Oregon is 9-1 ATS as an underdog
- Oregon OVERS are 8-0 in last 8 games
Free Oregon Ducks vs. USC Trojans NCAAB Prediction:
This USC team appear to have no glaring weaknesses and are going to be very difficult to knock out of this tournament. Trojans’ star Evan Mobley, who is a top NBA prospect, is truly a game-changer which was evident in his double-double performance on Monday. The Trojans’ like to use their size advantage to wear down teams from the inside, led by the Mobley brothers.
That being said, I still like Oregon in this spot and that has to do with their coach. Dana Altman is one of the most underrated coaches in the country and has guided Oregon to at least the Sweet 16 in each of its previous 4 appearances. On top of that Altman is 16-4 ATS overall and 9-1 ATS as an underdog in the tournament.
This game has the makings to be an all time postseason classic and I think it will come down to whoever has the ball last. With that being the case I’d rather have the points in this spot then not. I’ll take the Ducks to cover in a close battle.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Oregon +2.5
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