Colorado Buffaloes vs Oregon Ducks Prediction, 2/18/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Buffaloes vs Oregon Ducks
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
Location: Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+1)
The Colorado Buffaloes (16-6) are headed to Matthew Knight Arena on Thursday where they'll take on the Oregon Ducks (12-4). Oregon opens this contest as 1-point favorites. The total is set at 141.
Colorado comes into this contest with a win-loss mark of 16-6 on the campaign. The Buffaloes are shooting 37.5% on three-point shots (170 of 453) and 82.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 74.9 points per outing (99th in the nation) while hitting 46.2% from the field. They are turning it over 10.9 times per game and as a unit they commit 16.5 fouls every game. As a unit, Colorado is pulling down 34.8 rebounds per game and has accounted for 312 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 34th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. On defense, the Buffaloes have forced 13.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 16.6 fouls. The Buffaloes are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.9% (508 of 1,213) and they surrender 31.1 rebounds per contest as a group. They are ranked 232nd in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 253 conceded so far this year. They are conceding 33.1% on shots from distance while they are 40th in Division 1 in PPG from their opponents (63.6).
The Colorado Buffaloes took the court against the California Golden Bears and took a loss by a score of 71-62 in their last game. Colorado ended the contest having earned a 40.0% FG percentage (22 of 55) and buried 3 out of their 15 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Buffaloes buried 15 of 21 attempts for a percentage of 71.4%. Pertaining to grabbing boards, they earned 34 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 5 dimes for this game while having 5 steals and 2 blocked shots. With regard to the defense, Colorado allowed the other team to go 40.0% from the field on 22 out of 55 shooting. California doled out 13 assists and had 6 steals in this game. On top of that, the Golden Bears had 37 rebounds (8 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 2 rejections. California finished the game at 71.4% from the free throw line by converting 20 of their 28 shots. They knocked down 7 of 22 tries from beyond the arc.
McKinley Wright IV is one player who played a role in the matchup. He ended up with 13 points on 3 out of 11 shooting. He played for 32 minutes played and collected 2 rebounds. IV finished the game shooting 27.3% from the field and dished out 3 dimes. Another guy that was a contributor in the matchup for the Buffaloes was Eli Parquet. He collected 2 rebounds and also earned 2 assists. He went 80.0% from the field in this contest by shooting 4-of-5 (10 points). When all was said and done, Parquet played for 32 min.
Oregon has a record of 12-4 for the year. The Ducks are committing 17.0 personal fouls every game and they shoot 70.8% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 14.1 times per contest (116th in Division 1) and they turn it over 12.4 times per game. Oregon has accounted for 1,207 pts this year (75.4 per contest) and they collect 35.8 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offense, the Ducks are hitting on 46.2% from the field, which ranks 82nd in the nation. The Ducks on the defensive side of the court are 87th in D-1 in points given up per game with 67.0. The Oregon defense gives up 32.3% on 3-point shots (117 of 362) and their opponents are connecting on 77.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 12.4 dimes and 32.2 rebounds per game, which ranks 141st and 62nd in those categories on the defensive end. They are able to force 14.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 41.6% from the floor (99th in the country).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Oregon Ducks got the victory with a final of 63-61 when they faced the Arizona Wildcats. The Ducks recorded 20 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards for a total of 31 for the game. They blocked 2 shots while recording 2 steals in the game. The Wildcats had 11 personal fouls for this game which got the Ducks to the free throw line for a total of 11 tries. They were able to knock down 6 of those for a percentage of 54.5%. In the matter of shots from downtown, Oregon converted 7 out of 20 tries (35.0%). When all was said and done, the Ducks finished shooting 25 out of 55 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.5%. The Ducks permitted the Wildcats to knock down 22 of their 57 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.6% in the matchup. They shot 39.1% from 3-point land by shooting 9 out of 23 and ended up shooting 8 of 11 from the charity stripe (72.7%). Concerning cleaning up the glass, Oregon permitted Arizona to get 26 in total (7 on the offensive glass).
Eugene Omoruyi was important for the Ducks for the matchup. He converted 7 out of 14 for the matchup for a rate of 50.0%, which had him finishing with 19 points. Omoruyi snagged 4 boards in his 36 minutes played and tallied 2 assists for this contest. An additional guy that was pivotal for Oregon was LJ Figueroa. He ended up with 13 points in his 34 minutes played via 5 of 8 shooting in the matchup. Figueroa ended the game having shot 62.5% from the field and also contributing 2 assists and 6 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oregon (-1)
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