Don Ryan / AP
Thursday, March 20, 2014 | 8:40 a.m.
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point..
Our three sports writers started with a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course.
No. 7 seed Oregon minus-5.5 against No. 10 seed BYU: $770 to win $700
My last play on Oregon didn’t turn out so well but I feel good about this one going better. And it has as much to do with the opponent as the Ducks themselves.
Despite perceptions that they would need to sneak into the tournament field, BYU was gifted a No. 10 seed. This despite losing second-best player Kyle Collinsworth in the conference tournament.
The Ducks won a nonconference meeting between these teams on Dec. 21 by four in a shootout. If Oregon is dialed in from the start I see this game being a 12- or 13-point victory. And even if the Ducks struggle, they’re good enough to stay close to BYU and eventually run away. I just don’t see the Cougars being able to hang in this one.
Standings: Bern (15-10, $10,740), Keefer (11-12, $8,897), Brewer (8-13-3, $6,450)