Once upon a time, Virginia Commonwealth made history. In 2011 coach Shaka Smart led the Rams from the First Four to the Final Four. Since then, Rams fans have expected regular Final Four appearances. VCU was a March Madness betting participant three times since that epic run. This year marks their return after last making the Big Dance in 2016. Namely, Dana Altman is the most successful coach in Oregon history. Altman led the Ducks to the 2017 Final Four. Their only other Final Four was in 1939. Gamblers expect Oregon to beat VCU Saturday.
Oregon Ducks vs. Virginia Commonwealth Rams Betting Information
|Date:||Saturday, March 20, 2021|
|Time:||9:57 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Indianapolis, Indiana|
Oregon Ducks vs. Virginia Commonwealth Rams Betting Odds
|Va Commonwealth||+5½ (-110)||137 (-110)||+195||Place Bets|
|Oregon||-5½ (-110)||137 (-110)||-235|
Oregon vs. Virginia Commonwealth CashBet Wagering Analysis
On this occasion, public betting money will flock to Oregon. Virginia Commonwealth is relatively unknown to online sportsbook patrons. Few gamblers recall their epic run of 2011. And a five-year absence from March Madness hardly enhances the brand. By contrast, Oregon is a name brand. Prominent Nike sponsorship and a famous football team light up the marquee. College basketball junkies respect what Altman has done in his time at Eugene. Indeed, Oregon is the premier program of the Pac-12 Conference. Altman has parlayed Oregon’s increased popularity into strong recruiting. Old Pac-12 powers struggle to keep pace.
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Oregon has been in excellent 2021 March Madness betting form recently. To show, the Ducks have covered five of their previous six games. Oregon has gone over the total in seven straight games. In sum, the Ducks rank 105th out of 350 teams for scoring and 83rd for points allowed. Oregon is the 27th best team in the nation for 3-point shooting. Under Dana Altman, Oregon has needed Dance shoes in seven of the last eight years.
Senior forward Eugene Omoruyi leads the Ducks with 16.7 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Further, he has scored in double digits in seven consecutive games. Omoruyi has enjoyed the best season of his career. Also, senior guard Chris Duarte brings 16.7 points and 4.7 rebounds per contest. He scored in double digits every game but two for the entire season.
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Second to St. Bonaventure was Virginia Commonwealth’s standing in the Atlantic Ten Conference. The Rams lost to the Bonnies in the conference tournament championship game. Certainly, St. Bonaventure and Virginia Commonwealth outclassed the reset of the Atlantic Ten.
Virginia Commonwealth has a bet on NCAA basketball record of 19-7 straight up, 14-12 against the spread, and 10-16 under the total. The Rams rank 154th out of 350 teams for scoring offense and 53rd for points allowed. Late on, VCU has covered three of their previous five games. Three of those five games went under the total.
First among VCU scorers is sophomore guard Nah’Shon Hyland with 19.5 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. Hyland scored in double digits in every game but one this season.
Oregon vs. Virginia Commonwealth Against the Spread
Overall, Oregon is 29-21 against the spread as chalk. Oregon has covered 14 of their last 19 non-conference games. And neutral site games, the Ducks are 5-3 vs. the odds.
VCU has paid in just two of their last six neutral suite games. As a dog, the Rams are 4-12 on the board. In non-conference games, VCU is 10-12 against the odds.
Virginia Commonwealth won and covered the only previous meeting in this series. Also, that game stayed under the total.
Oregon vs. Virginia Commonwealth CashBet Free Pick
To be exact, Oregon is deeper and has the superior 2021 March Madness Betting resume. Virginia Commonwealth is outclassed and too dependent upon Hyland. Secondary scoring has been a weakness for the Rams all season.
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