Oregon vs South Carolina Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/21/24

South Carolina (26-7) vs Oregon (23-11)

Game Info: Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 4:00 pm (PPG Paints Arena)

Betting Odds: South Carolina -1.5 -- Over/Under: 133.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate an Oregon vs South Carolina betting prediction for this NCAA Tournament college basketball game on Thursday, March 21st at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Oregon recent form and recent player performance 
  • The South Carolina recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Oregon
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving South Carolina
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Oregon and South Carolina
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Oregon and South Carolina

Oregon Preview

The Oregon Ducks are 23-11 (12-8) this season after they defeated Colorado by a score of 75-68 in the PAC-12 Championship game. Oregon was on the outside looking in for the Tournament prior to the conference tourney, but they beat UCLA, Arizona, and Colorado to get the automatic bid. The Ducks were not playing very well prior to the conference tournament, where they had lost three of their last five games and they finished just 12-8 in conference play. Oregon doesn’t have many solid out of conference wins, but they did beat Washington State, Colorado, and Arizona in conference play. The Ducks are scoring 75.3 points per game with 34.2 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, while allowing 71.9 points against per game this year. N’Faly Dante has led Oregon with 16.2 points per game, 8.8 rebounds per game, and 1.7 steals per game. Oregon is shooting 45.7% from the field, 71.5% on free throws, and 33.6% on three pointers this season. 

South Carolina Preview

The South Carolina Gamecocks are 26-7 (13-5) this year after they lost to Auburn by a score of 86-55 in the SEC Tournament. South Carolina has won five of their last seven games and they finished with a 13-5 conference record, which was good for a second place tie in the SEC. The Gamecocks had a couple of setbacks, but they were able to pick up very good wins against Mississippi State, Florida, Tennessee, and Kentucky. The Gamecocks are scoring 72 points per game with 35.9 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per game, while giving up 67 points against per game this season. Meechie Johnson is averaging 13.8 points per game, 4.2 rebounds per game, and 2.9 assists per game. South Carolina is shooting 43.9% from the field, 71.4% on free throws, and 33.5% on three pointers this year. 

Oregon vs South Carolina Betting Prediction

This should be one of the best games of the first round in my opinion and I am excited to see it play out. South Carolina had a great season in the SEC, but they were dominated by Auburn twice and lost against LSU over the last few weeks. Oregon went on a great run in the PAC-12 tournament to get into this game, but they had struggled to close out the regular season. South Carolina likes to rely on their defense, but they have scored at least 80 points in three of their last five games. Oregon has played very strong on the defensive end of the court during this four game winning streak, so we may see a lower scoring game here. Like I said, this should be a great game, but I am leaning towards South Carolina. I think South Carolina was the more consistent team during conference play and I am taking them here. 

David’s Pick South Carolina ML

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