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Oregon vs Colorado Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 5th Betting Odds
Ducks vs Buffaloes Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Oregon Ducks at Colorado Buffaloes
- Where: Boulder at CU Events Center
- Date: Thursday, January 5th
- Betting Odds: Oregon +2.5, ORE +119 | COL -146 O/U 145.0
Through 14 games, the Oregon Ducks have an overall record of 8-6. So far, the Ducks have played 2 games on the road, with a record of 0-2. For the season, Oregon has been the underdog in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 1-4. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Ducks being +2.5 point underdogs.
Oregon’s leading scorer this season is Will Richardson who is averaging 14.62 points per contest. So far, Richardson has accounted for 20.83% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.23 rebounds per game and 5.69 assists. N’Faly Dante is the second leading scorer for the Ducks, averaging 14.25 points per game. Between him and Dante, they are accounting for 39.6% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Oregon this season, as they are currently ranked 165th in college basketball at 72.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Ducks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.3%, placing them 302nd in the NCAA.
Colorado heads into this matchup having played 15 games and have an overall record sitting at 9-6. Currently, the Buffaloes have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 6-1. The Buffaloes’ are sitting with a betting line that is -2.5 points in their favor. For the season, Colorado has been favored to win in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 6-6.
Colorado will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer KJ Simpson who is averaging 18.67 points per game for the Buffaloes. Simpson is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Buffaloes’ offensive gameplan is the play of Tristan Da Silva who has hit 50.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.93 points per game.
Coming into today’s game, Colorado will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Buffaloes are ranked 193rd at 71.2 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 393rd ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Colorado is close to the NCAA average at 36.8%.
Free Spread Prediction: Colorado Buffaloes -2.5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Colorado Buffaloes to pick up the win and cover the spread as -2.5 point betting favorites. Although Colorado as a team is just 189th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Ducks’ defense. At -2.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Buffaloes to come out on top and cover.
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