Oregon vs Wisconsin Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 21 NIT Game (Don't Expect Fireworks in Eugene)

Oregon vs Wisconsin Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 21 NIT Game (Don't Expect Fireworks in Eugene)


Oregon vs Wisconsin Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball NIT Game
  • Oregon (21-14) vs. Wisconsin (19-14)
  • Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Matthew Knight Arena -- Eugene, Oregon
  • Coverage: ESPN

The 2023 NIT continues on Tuesday with a thrilling quarterfinal matchup between the Oregon Ducks and Wisconsin Badgers. Oregon pulled away from UCF in a 68-54 second-round victory on Sunday, while Wisconsin took care of business in a 75-71 win over Liberty to advance past the second round.

Oregon vs Wisconsin Odds & Spread

Oregon enters this contest as a small favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 134.5 points, which both sides available at -110 odds.

Oregon vs Wisconsin Betting Trends

  • Oregon is 8-1 straight up in its last nine home games.
  • The total has hit the over in four of Oregon's last five games against a Big Ten opponent.
  • Wisconsin is 6-13-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last 20 games.
  • The total has hit the over in six of Wisconsin's last seven away games.

Oregon vs Wisconsin Prediction & Pick

Although it hasn't hurt the team too much through the first two NIT games, Oregon enters Tuesday night nowhere near healthy. Leading scorer N'Faly Dante has yet to appear in the tournament due to an ankle injury, while Jermain Couisnard (shoulder) and Will Richardson (hip) did not play on Sunday.

All three players are listed as day-to-day ahead of Tuesday night. On the other side, Wisconsin is fully healthy and just saw sophomore Chucky Hepburn drop 27 points in Sunday's win. He is heating up at the right time for a Badgers offense that is averaging a reliable 71.0 points over its last four contests.

Wisconsin has won 10 of its last 12 games against a Pac-12 foe, so back the Badgers in an upset.

Final Score Prediction: Oregon: 63 | Wisconsin: 67

Oregon vs Wisconsin Best Bet

While there's value in trusting Wisconsin as a 4.5-point underdog here, backing a low-scoring game to break out is the best way to go. Oregon could be without its top three leading scorers, which puts pressure on inexperienced players to ball out. It's going to take some time for them to get adjusted.

Wisconsin averages only 65.9 possessions per game (No. 342 in NCAA) and is going to do whatever it can to slow the pace down in a road environment. Of course, that bodes well for the under. The total has hit the under in 10 of Oregon's 17 home games and in five of Wisconsin's last nine games overall.

Bet: Under 134.5 Total Points (-110)

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