Oregon Trying to Prove to US Sportsbooks That They Too Are Mighty
This is one of the liveliest times of the year for US sportsbook players. Apart from looking for the best sportsbook reviews, bettors are trying to stretch this year’s March Madness season as most they can. It’s hard to believe that we’ve already hit the Final Four round of this year’s tournament, and soon enough we’ll all have to contend with April showers instead of college basketball betting lines.
But that day is not upon us yet, and Saturday will offer the most diehard basketball fans another thrilling opportunity to turn a profit on a dangerous wager. The most lucrative bet available for this year’s Final Four round has to be a wager on a Gamecock upset over Gonzaga. However, picking South Carolina over the Bulldogs seems absurdly risky. Why not settle for an equally profitable, more believable, Oregon victory over UNC?
North Carolina vs. Oregon – Saturday, April 1st
What: NCAA Tournament, Final Four, North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Oregon Ducks
Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
When: 8:50 pm ET
US Sportsbook Betting Line:
North Carolina Tar Heels -5 (-110) 152 (-110) -220
Oregon Ducks +5 (-110) 152 (-110) +180
As was to be expected, the odds have ruled against Oregon. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it only makes a bet on Oregon all that more lucrative. But will Oregon be able to do something as difficult as beating the Tar Heels in basketball?
The Historic Oregon Trail
The Ducks were confident that they could put together a deep run in this year’s tournament, after making it so far the previous year. For the 2015-16 season, after delivering a 31-7 record (14-4 Pac-12), Oregon was able to make it all the way to the Elite Eight round, were Oklahoma sent them packing. However, the Ducks were able to win Pac-12 Tournament, but it still wasn’t enough to quench the program’s thirst.
2016-2017 Oregon Ducks
Oregon turned in a 33-5 record this season (16-2 Pac-12) that paved the way to a 1st place finish in conference standings. Unfortunately, the Ducks were unable to match last season’s Pac-12 Tournament success, being stopped short in the championship game by Arizona 83-80. Nevertheless, Oregon has an opportunity to gain even more success in this year’s NCAA Tournament, something that is unequivocally better.
In the First Round of this year’s Tourney, the Ducks handed Iona a 93-77 beat-down, before defeating Rhode Island in the final seconds of the Second Round 75-72. In the Sweet Sixteen round of action, the Ducks scraped by Michigan by a hair-length, 69-68. The Ducks followed that up by shocking the world and upsetting Kansas in the Elite Eight round, 74-60.
Why bet on the Ducks?
Other than the Ducks impressive US sportsbook upset track record, the odds Oregon is facing makes the wager worthwhile. On top of that, it’s not unimaginable to picture the Tar Heels getting shut out.
To help accomplish just that Oregon will turn to leading point-scorer Dillon Brooks. Brooks is scoring 16.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game for the program. Second in points for Oregon is Tyler Dorsey, who is putting up an average of 14.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per matchup.