Oregon men’s basketball continues to cruise along.
The Ducks have won five of their last six games, and they clinched a first-round bye in the upcoming Pac-12 tournament by virtue of a 90-56 blasting of Cal Thursday night.
The victory over the Golden Bears means that Oregon will be no worse than a No. 2 seed in the conference tourney, which begins Wednesday in Las Vegas.
National title odds
The Ducks are currently ranked No. 13 in the AP poll. And ESPN’s Joe Lunardi currently has the Ducks as a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Oregon is clearly national championship material, and it could become a mighty popular pick to reach the Final Four when brackets are being filled out a few days from now.
At FanDuel Sportsbook, the Ducks are currently +2200 to win it all. There are 11 teams ahead of them, including Kansas, which has the lowest odds at +600. The following teams also have lower odds than the Ducks: Gonzaga, Baylor, Dayton, Michigan State, Duke, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, San Diego State and Florida State.
DraftKings Sportsbook is not as high on Oregon. There are 16 teams in front of them at DK, and the Ducks have +3000 odds to cut down the nets in Atlanta.
888 Sport also has 16 teams in front of Dana Altman’s squad. Oregon is +3000 there as well.
Final Four odds
Correctly picking a national championship winner right now is nearly impossible. Accurately predicting a Final Four berth is tough too, though obviously not as daunting.
The Ducks are +350 right now at FanDuel to reach the Final Four. They are +500 at DraftKings.
If you can’t wait for the Big Dance, you can always bet on Oregon’s final game of the regular season and/or the Pac-12 tournament.
The Ducks finish up their regular-season slate on Saturday with a home date against Stanford.
They will then have four days off before they play again, Thursday in the Pac-12 quarterfinals.
Oregon is the favorite to win the conference tourney right now at every major sportsbook.
The Ducks are +180 at FanDuel, +250 at DraftKings and +250 at 888 Sport.
Arizona and Colorado are the two teams right behind the Ducks, typically landing in the +325 range.