2021 Sweet Sixteen Betting: Oregon Ducks vs. USC Trojans Latest Odds, Picks and Analysis
The best gambling sites favor the home team by two points when the Oregon Ducks and USC Trojans play on Sunday in the college basketball NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Two schools from the most dominant conference in this season’s NCAA Tourney will go tete-a-tete on Sunday. USC and Oregon clash in Sweet 16 action at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Ducks (21-6 SU, 15-12 ATS) and Trojans (24-7 SU, 18-13 ATS) have both added to the Pac-12’s incredible 9-1 SU record so far (10-1 if you count Oregon’s first-round no-contest win over VCU).
According to the best March Madness sportsbooks, the Trojans opened as 2.5-point faves. They have remained right there. The total, conversely, has moved from a 138 opening up to 139.5.
Oregon Vs. USC March Madness Odds by MyBookie.ag
|Oregon||+2 (-110)||138 (-110)||+110|
|USC||+2 (-110)||138 (-110)||-130|
Betting Oregon Ducks
The Ducks are road dogs at the best gambling sites. The Ducks haven’t had as rough a path as the other Sweet 16 competitors, but their accomplishments are equally impressive. Seventh-seeded Oregon made it to the Round of 32 after the Rams were forced to pull out due to COVID-19 protocols.
The Ducks secured their spot in the second weekend with a stunning 95-80 win over the No. 2 Iowa Hawkeyes. That offensive display against one of the best teams in the country is a good sign for an Oregon team that was a house of fire prior to a 75-64 loss to Oregon State in the Pac-12 Tourney. The Ducks have now produced 80 or more points in five of their last six games, aided by guard Chris Duarte (17.0 ppg, 23 points vs Iowa) and forward Eugene Omoruyi (16.7 ppg, 17 points vs Iowa).
The Ducks average 74.1 points on 46.9% shooting. They allow 66.9 points on 43.3% shooting. Eugene Omoruyi averages 16.7 points and 5.2 rebounds. Chris Duarte averages 16.7 points and 4.7 rebounds.
LJ Figueroa is the third double-digit scorer. Will Richardson grabs 3.4 rebounds. The Oregon Ducks shoot 38% from beyond the arc and 71.2% from the free throw line. The Oregon Ducks allow 32.8% shooting from deep and grab 31 rebounds per game.
Betting USC Trojans
The Trojans are slight faves at the best gambling sites. Trojans are tearing up the pea patch in their first Sweet 16 appearance since 2017. They’re also have the look of a team that could very well make it to the Final Four.
Sixth-seeded USC had its most complete performance of the season in the Round of 32. They obliterated No. 3 Kansas 85-51 with a scorching a 57.1% from the field and 61.1% from three-point range.
USC also has the edge in terms of recent past with Oregon. They upended the Ducks 72-58 in the only conference clash between the teams back on February 22. Tahj Eaddy had 24 points.
He provides the sort of dependable secondary scoring for Evan Mobley Eaddy averages just 10.5 points in two NCAA Tournament games.
The Trojans average 74.3 points on 46.5% shooting. They allow 64.1 points on 39.1% shooting. Evan Mobley averages 16.8 points and 8.7 rebounds. Tahj Eaddy averages 13.5 points and 2.8 assists. Drew Peterson is the third double-digit scorer.
Isaiah Mobley averages 1.5 assists. The USC Trojans shoot 34.3% from beyond the arc and 64.4% from the free throw line. The USC Trojans allow 33.6% shooting from deep. They grab 36.5 rebounds per game.
Oregon Ducks vs. USC Trojans March Madness Picks
Both teams look great with the ball. Oregon has been a particularly terrific OVER pick for most of the season (18-9 O/U). Look for the points to abound in this one.