March Madness Predictions: Oregon vs. Oklahoma State Picks 3/21/13

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Ready for more of the best March Madness picks you’re going to find on the internet? We’re back for another round of bracket predictions here at Cappers Info, and up next is the Midwest Region Round of 64 clash pitting the #5 Oklahoma State Cowboys up against the #12 Oregon Ducks.

Midwest Region Picks: #12 Oregon Ducks vs. #5 Oklahoma State Cowboys
Date: Thursday, March 21st, 4:40 ET
Midwest Region Location: HP Pavilion, San Jose, CA
Oregon vs. Oklahoma State Live on TV: TNT


Round of 64 Betting Lines
#12 Oregon Ducks +3
#5 Oklahoma State Cowboys -3
Over/Under 135

The Ducks and the Cowboys are two very dangerous teams here in the Midwest Region, and neither can be overly happy about seeing the other on their bracket on the first full day of the tournament. We really liked this Oregon team up to the point that it lost G Dominic Artis to an ankle injury. He is back in the fold, but he clearly isn’t the same to the point that Head Coach Dana Altman hasn’t even been using him in the most vital of situations that the Ducks have found themselves in. That’s really bad news for the U of O for sure. The Pokes came through a nasty Big XII this year to be on the No. 5 line, probably just a tad high for what they deserved. Still, this is a lineup that is just chock full of guards and little guys, and this is how you pull off big wins in the dance. G Marcus Smart and G Markel Brown are set to blast off and become superstars at the collegiate ranks as we see it, and we think that this is just the first in a number of steps that will be taken in their careers for the Cowboys. In the end, the offense for Oklahoma State is just too good. Oregon has been far too inconsistent against generally lesser teams in the Pac-12 for us to want to back it in this matchup.

Oregon vs. Oklahoma State Free Pick: Oklahoma State -3
Oregon vs. Oklahoma State Predictions: Oklahoma State 72 – Oregon 61

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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