Last Updated on March 19, 2021

  • The Oregon Ducks are -5 on the spread against the VCU Rams in the NCAA Tournament. The total is set to 137 points.
  • Oregon comes into the Saturday night matchup 8-2 ATS as a favorite in 2020-21.
  • VCU is red having won nine of its last 12 games.
  • See the latest odds and betting picks for VCU vs. Oregon Saturday, March 20th.

VCU is a team with plenty of history in the NCAA Tournament. They went on an improbable run to the Final Four in 2011, but so did the Oregon Ducks in 2017. These two programs from opposite sides of the country will meet in the final game of the first round on Saturday night.

The Action Rush NCAA Tournament betting guide has the best odds, analysis, and everything else you need to know for VCU vs. Oregon in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

 

VCU vs. Oregon Odds

 

Team Moneyline Spread Total
VCU Rams +194 +5.5 (-110) 137 (Ov-116)
Oregon Ducks -235 -5.5 (-106) 137 (Un-106)

The Oregon Ducks are -5 on the spread against the VCU Rams in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Ducks are -233 on the moneyline compared to VCU’s +194. The total is set to 137 points.

Oregon has won against the spread in their last six games as an NCAA Tournament favorite and they were 8-2 ATS as a favorite this year. However, the Rams have won nine of their last 12 games and they are getting hot at the right time.

 

 Who is the public betting on?

Saturday, March 20, 2021
Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
VCU +5.5 36% 34% Over 137.5 49% 72% +190 30% 33%
Oregon -5.5 64% 66% Under 137.5 51% 28% -235 70% 67%
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Game Preview for Saturday Night

Oregon and VCU are two teams that didn’t do enough to snag a high seed in the NCAA Tournament, but they both have the talent to make a deep run into March Madness. Oregon is led by Dana Altman, one of the best coaches in the country. Meanwhile, the Rams are on their way to their second NCAA Tournament appearance under Mike Rhoades.

The Ducks are a deep and balanced squad, boasting five different players who average double figures. Eugene Omoruyi and Chris Duarte both score 16.7 points per game. Duarte also leads the team in assists (2.3 apg), steals (1.9 spg), and blocks (0.8 bpg).

 

 

VCU is built differently. They rely heavily on Nah’Shon Hyland to carry the offensive load. Hyland is averaging 19.7 points per game which led the Atlantic-10. Vince Williams Jr. provides an interior presence with 10.5 points and 5.2 boards per game.

Oregon was the regular season champion in the Pac-12 and played a tougher schedule than VCU this season. That experience and track record could come in handy in Indianapolis.

 

VCU & Oregon NCAA Tournament Futures Odds

Oregon and VCU are longshots to win a championship, but there is some value on either team to make the Final Four. They will have to move past Iowa in the second round and potentially Kansas in a Sweet 16. And of course, Gonzaga looms as the final boss in the Elite Eight. Here is a look at the championship futures and other tournament props for VCU and Oregon:

Note: VCU is listed as Va. Commonwealth on FanDuel Sportsbook.

To Win The Championship:
Oregon +10000
VCU +18000

To Make The Final Four:
Oregon +3000
VCU +6500

Oregon To Make The Sweet 16:
Yes +310
No -420

 

VCU vs. Oregon Pick

VCU is capable of winning this game. Hyland is a primetime player who can erupt for 30 points on any given night, but Oregon’s balance and depth will be too much for the Rams. Take Oregon laying the points. Oregon has been a quality road team all season, winners of nine of its 13 games away from home. The Ducks, who have not lost ATS in any of their last six NCAA Tournament games or any of their last eight neutral court games as a favorite, were a perfect 3-0 ATS as favorites of 5-7 points this season. They were also 8-2 ATS as favorites of less than seven points.

Pick: Oregon -6

Final Score Prediction: 75-66

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Danny is bringing his years of experience as a New York sportswriter to the Action Rush team. He’s spent time covering just about every professional team in New York for Elite Sports NY. Whether it’s writing, podcasting, video content, or anything in between, Danny has done it all.