MAR 28 - NCAA Final Four Betting Oregon Analysis

NCAA Final Four Betting Oregon Analysis

Written by on March 28, 2017

Whether you love the Ducks Oregon basketball team or you’re simply thinking about backing the nationally-ranked title contenders to win the 2017 March Madness national championship, then you need to know all about the third-seeded Ducks as they get set for their Final Four matchup against third-seeded North Carolina on Saturday.Thanks to the expert college basketball betting lines analysis that you’re about to get on Oregon, you’re going to be able to maximize your chances of making a winning wager when they take to the court this coming weekend – and in the 2017 national championship game if they get that far. Now, let’s get started.

A Closer Look At The NCAA Final Four Betting Oregon Ducks Analysis


Offense – Rank

Field Goal %48.318
3-Point %38.342
Free Throw %70.5163
Analysis: As you can see from the above chart, Oregon Ducks has a Top 50 offense and shoots it almost as well as any team in the nation, both from inside the arc and three-point distance. If there is a troublesome area, it’s the fact that the Ducks shoot an uninspiring 70.5 percent from the free throw line to rank a mediocre 163rd nationally.


Field Goal %40.423
3-Point %31.121
Free Throw %72.0271
Analysis: Not only is Oregon very good offensively, the Ducks are also rock-solid defensively. Oregon limited their opponents to just 65.5 points per game this season while ranking 23rd nationally in field goal defense and a stellar 21st three-point shooting defense.

The Starters

Jordan Bell (10.9 ppg, 8.6 rpg)Dillon Brooks (16.3 ppg)Dylan Ennis (10.7 ppg)Tyler Dorsey (14.5 ppg)Payton Pritchard (7.5 ppg)Analysis: As you can see, four of Oregon’s five starters all average double figures in scoring. While Dillon Brooks leads the team in scoring, it has been blossoming shooting guard Tyler Dorsey that has led the Ducks in scoring in every game this NCAA Tournament while putting up 24.5 points per game. The bad news is that no Oregon starter besides Jordan Bell averages at least five rebounds per game.

The Bench

Kavell Bigby-Williams (3.1 ppg)Casey Benson (4.9 ppg)Keith Smith (1.8 ppg) Analysis: The Ducks lost their best low post player in forward Chris Boucher just before the start of March Madness and only played just three reserves in their stunning win over Kansas in the Elite Eight. However, as you can see, Oregon only gets modest production off the bench and that could be a problem moving forward.

Neutral Site Games

The Ducks won nine of their 11 neutral site games this season while averaging 76.0 points per game and allowing 67.6 points per contest defensively.


Dana Altman may not be a nationally recognized name in college basketball, but make no mistake about it, he can coach with the best in the business. Altman has gone 187-69 in seven seasons at Oregon after going 327-176 in 16 seasons at Creighton. Altman led the Ducks to a CBI Tournament in his first season with Oregon (2011) and has reached the NCAA Tournament in each of the last five seasons while making one Sweet 16 appearance and an Elite Eight appearance last season.


Oregon has plenty of motivation after getting knocked out of last year’s NCAA Tournament in the Elite Eight. The Ducks don’t get rattled in pressure-packed ballgames and plays a ‘smart brand of basketball in which they limit their turnovers and maximize their chances for success.