Colorado at Oregon College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/31/2017
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Matthew Knight Arena
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The Colorado Buffaloes travel to Matthew Knight Arena to play the Oregon Ducks on Sunday, December 31, 2017. The opening line for this game has Oregon as 10.5 point favorites.
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Colorado comes into this game with an overall record of 8-5. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 75.3 points per game while giving up 73.5 per contest. Oregon has an overall mark of 10-4. They are averaging 83.2 points per contest and giving up 70.5, which is a point differential of 12.7.
Valuable Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 5-7 against the spread this season
The Colorado Buffaloes are 7-6 against the over/under this year
Important Oregon Ducks Betting Trends
The Oregon Ducks are 5-8 against the spread this season
The Oregon Ducks are 8-5 against the over/under this year
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
12/02/17 F Tory Miller-Stewart Foot is out for season
11/05/17 F Evan Battey Academics is out for season
Key Oregon Ducks Injuries
12/28/17 F Paul White Concussion is out indefinitely
McKinley Wright IV averages 16.2 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 76%. George King averages 13.5 points per game in 25.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Payton Pritchard averages 15.6 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Elijah Brown averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
Colorado averages 75.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 171st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 194th. Behind the arc they shoot 33%, which is good for 272nd in the country. They average 39.4 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per game, which ranks them 55th and 302nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 91st with 14.7 per game. The Buffaloes allow 73.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 214th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 140th and 207th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 142nd and they give up 11.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 79th place in college basketball. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 68th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Oregon is 40th in the country with 83.2 points per game this year. They are 77th in D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 12.7. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 85th in college basketball. They are 61st in the nation in rebounding with 39.2 boards per game, and 70th in assists per contest with 16.1. The Ducks are 212th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Ducks surrender 70.5 points per contest, which ranks them 146th in the country. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 86th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 10.2 assists allowed per contest and 49th with 31.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Ducks are 106th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game this season.
The Buffaloes are 208th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.3, and their defensive rating of 100.7 is ranked 186th. In terms of pace they are 142nd in the country with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 220th. As a team they are 206th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 196th in Division 1. Colorado is 102nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 142nd in the nation.
Oregon is 250th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 29th in Division 1. The Ducks are 100th in the nation in defensive rating with 96.5, and their offensive rating of 113.9 is ranked 44th. They are 101st in D-1 in pace with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 56th. As a unit they are 49th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 85th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Colorado/Oregon college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Oregon -10.5
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