March Madness is drawing near, and between the Oregon State University Beavers and the University of Oregon Ducks, it looks like oddsmakers think the men’s and women’s teams for the University of Oregon have the better shot at an NCAA Tournament title.
The latest odds from FanDuel put the Ducks women’s basketball team at +4000, and DraftKings puts the men at +7000.
The Oregon State Beavers women’s team is projected to sneak into the tourney and carry +10000 odds, while the men’s team is in shambles and has very little chance of making it to The Dance.
Here’s a breakdown of the Beavers and Ducks NCAA teams for online sports gamblers in Oregon.
Oregon Ducks women’s basketball: +4000 odds
The Ducks closed out their 2021 season with a run to the Sweet 16. The team dispatched South Dakota in the first round and upset No. 3 seed Georgia in the second round.
They fell to Louisville 60-42 in the Sweet 16. The run was an encouraging one after a 2019-2020 season in which star Sabrina Ionescu lead the team to a 31-2 record.
However, the NCAA canceled March Madness, robbing the Ducks of a chance to win a title with arguably the best team in school history.
This season, the Ducks have fought their way to a 12-5 record and are second in the Pac-12 with a 4-1 conference record. They are ranked 19th in the nation in the Associated Press Poll.
ESPN’s Bracketology has the Ducks as a No. 4 seed in the NCAA tournament.
Oregon Ducks men’s basketball: +7000 odds
The Oregon men’s basketball team faced the same fate as the women’s team in the 2021 NCAA tournament. The Ducks entered the tourney as a No. 7 seed, advanced from the first round after VCU forfeited, then upset No. 2 seed Iowa to get into the Sweet 16.
However, the Ducks fell to Pac-12 opponent USC, 82-68.
The Ducks are sitting on a 12-7 record and are fourth in the Pac-12. They’re unranked, but received a few votes in the latest AP Poll.
The Ducks are clawing for a spot in the NCAA Tournament. ESPN’s Joe Lunardi has the Ducks as the last team in.
OSU Beavers women’s basketball: +10000 odds
Last season was a bit of a disappointment for Oregon State’s women’s team. The Beavers exited the tournament in the second round after reaching the Sweet Sixteen twice, the Elite Eight once, and the Final Four once in the previous four seasons.
Chalk it up to bad luck–the Beavers haven’t caught a break, losing to a No. 1 seed in four of their past five March Madness appearances.
This season, the team is 9-5 and sixth in the Pac-12 with a 2-2 conference record. The Beavers are unranked and listed as the first team out in ESPN’s bracketology.
However, the Beavers hope that freshman sensation and leading scorer Talia von Oelhoffen (13.8 ppg) can carry the team to the NCAA tournament.
OSU Beavers men’s basketball: +50000 odds
Just one season removed from a Cinderalla-style run to the Elite Eight in the 2021 NCAA Tournament, the Oregon State men’s team has only won three games and is 1-6 in conference play.
Barring a miracle run in the Pac-12 tournament, DraftKings oddsmakers believe the Beavers have virtually no chance of making it back to The Big Dance.