VCU vs. Oregon: Oddsmakers, Bettors Both Like The Ducks To Advance

A complete betting breakdown for No. 10 VCU vs. No. 7 Oregon ahead of tonight's tip
Brian Good
Sat, March 20, 10:02 AM EDT

VCU vs. Oregon: Oddsmakers, Bettors Both Like The Ducks To Advance

We’re almost entirely through the First Round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, and we’ve had our fair share of upsets and surprises so far in Indianapolis. Saturday night marks the end of the opening round, with No. 10 VCU and No. 7 Oregon facing off as the final showdown.

As far as the tournament and brackets are concerned, no outcome for Saturday’s nightcap can really be considered that big of an upset. It’s extremely common for No. 10 seeds to defeat No. 7 seeds and both VCU and Oregon are strong teams.

But, in the betting world, it seems as though the overwhelming majority of bettors have picked Oregon to win outright and cover.

VCU vs. Oregon Betting

Like I said earlier, 10 vs. 7 matchup are usually considered bit of a 50-50 proposition. But, oddsmakers don’t seem to think that VCU has the firepower to hang with the Ducks.

As of today, VCU’s moneyline odds sit at +210, odds indicative of just a 32.3% chance of defeating Oregon. The Rams are also 5.5-point underdogs in most places.

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As for Oregon, their -225 odds imply the oddsmakers giving them a 69.2% shot to move on to the second round.

What does the betting public think of VCU’s chances? They aren’t any more optimistic than the oddsmakers. Just 34% of all spread wagers have backed VCU to cover the 5.5 points, according to DraftKings. As for the moneyline market, 32% of all bets and just 27% of the money is on Virginia Commonwealth to get the win

VCU vs. Oregon Odds

Team ML Odds Implied Probability Public Betting
VCU +210 32.3% 32%
Oregon -225 69.2% 68%
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