Oregon vs VCU March Madness Odds — First Round 2021

Posted By Staff on March 15, 2021 - Last Updated on March 20, 2021

The No. 7 seed Oregon Ducks (20-6) and the No. 10 seed VCU Rams (19-7) will meet in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday at 9:57 PM ET. Oregon is favored by 5.5 points in the matchup, which airs on TNT. Here’s everything you need to know about this 7-10 matchup when filling out your brackets.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 15, 2021, 4:10 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Oregon Betting Information

  • Oregon is over .500 against the spread this season with a record of 14-11.
  • When favored by at least 5.5 points, the Ducks are 8-8 against the spread in 2020-21.
  • Oregon and its opponents have hit the over in 16 of 25 games this season (64%).
  • The Ducks fell 75-64 to Oregon State in their last contest on Friday. LJ Figueroa scored a team-high 14 points in the loss. They were favored by 8 points and failed to cover the spread, and the teams combined to hit the over on the 136 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Oregon Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Eugene Omoruyi 26 16.7 5.2 2.2 1.5 0.5 1.5
Chris Duarte 24 16.7 4.7 2.3 1.9 0.8 2.4
LJ Figueroa 24 12.3 6.1 1.5 1.5 0.3 1.7
Will Richardson 14 11.1 3.4 3.6 1.0 0.0 1.5
Eric Williams Jr. 22 10.4 6.1 1.7 0.6 0.5 1.4

VCU Betting Information

  • With a 13-11-1 record ATS this season, VCU has outplayed expectations.
  • For the 13th time this season, the Rams are at least a 5.5-point underdog, where they have a record of 6-6 against the spread.
  • 40% of VCU’s 25 games this season have topped the over/under.
  • The Rams fell to Saint Bonaventure 74-65 and failed to cover the spread as 3.5-point underdogs, while hitting the over on the 128 point total on Sunday in their most recent contest. Nah’Shon Hyland scored a team-high 21 points in the loss.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

VCU Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Nah’Shon Hyland 24 19.5 4.7 2.1 1.9 0.2 2.9
Vince Williams 26 10.6 5.2 2.2 1.0 0.2 1.7
Jamir Watkins 26 7.2 2.6 0.7 0.9 0.2 0.8
Adrian Baldwin Jr. 26 6.7 3.2 4.4 2.1 0.0 0.5
Levi Stockard III 25 6.5 2.3 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.0

Total Facts

  • Oregon’s games this year have gone over the point total for Saturday’s matchup (137 points) in 19 out of 26 opportunities (73.1% of matchups).
  • In VCU’s games this season, the competing teams added up to a higher point total than Saturday’s matchup total in 13 out of 26 matchups (50%).
  • The Ducks average 74.4 points per game against the Rams’ 71.7, totaling 9.1 points over the contest’s total of 137.
  • These two teams give up a combined 132.6 points per game, 4.4 points less than this contest’s over/under.
  • This season, the average total for Ducks games is 141.8 points, 4.8 more than the over/under of 137 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this contest is 0.2 points more than the average over/under in Rams games this season (136.8 points).

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