Oregon Ducks vs Colorado Buffaloes Prediction, 1/7/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oregon Ducks vs Colorado Buffaloes
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021
Location: CU Events Center in Boulder, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Oregon (+2.5)
The Oregon Ducks (8-1) are headed to CU Events Center on Thursday where they'll meet the Colorado Buffaloes (7-3). The line on this contest has Colorado as 2.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 140.5.
Oregon will enter this matchup with a mark of 8-1 for the year. The Ducks are connecting on 34.3% on shots from 3-point land (70 of 204) and 68.7% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 77.4 points per outing (95th in D-1) while shooting 47.4% from the field. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.0 times per contest and as a team they are committing 16.1 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Oregon is pulling in 38.6 boards per contest and has racked up 130 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 123rd in the nation in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Ducks have forced 15.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.0 fouls. They currently rank 154th in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 102 relinquished on the campaign. The Ducks defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 39.6% (201 of 508) and they concede 31.1 rebounds per game as a unit. They concede 29.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 49th in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (63.6).
The Oregon Ducks stepped onto the hardwood against the Stanford Cardinal and notched a win by a score of 73-56 in their last contest. Oregon wrapped up the game having earned a 42.4% FG percentage (28 of 66) and buried 13 out of their 33 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Ducks converted 4 of their 7 attempts for a rate of 57.1%. Concerning getting rebounds, they collected 33 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 15 assists for the matchup in addition to getting 11 steals and 4 blocks. In the matter of defense, Oregon let their opponent shoot 42.4% from the floor on 28 of 66 shooting. Stanford earned 10 assists and had 7 steals for this contest. Furthurmore, the Cardinal grabbed 33 boards (1 offensive, 32 defensive) and earned 4 blocks. Stanford finished the game at 64.7% from the free throw line by converting 11 of their 17 shots. They made 3 out of their 18 tries from 3-point land.
Chris Duarte is a player who was a major factor in the game. He was able to score 23 points on 9 out of 17 shooting. He played 36 mins played and snagged 6 boards. Duarte finished 52.9% from the floor and also earned 2 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Ducks was Eugene Omoruyi. He totaled 4 rebounds and tallied 5 dimes. He ended up going 45.5% from the floor for the matchup by going 5-of-11 (15 points). At the conclusion of this game, Omoruyi saw the court for 31 min.
Colorado has a win-loss mark of 7-3 for the season. The Buffaloes are committing 16.6 fouls every game and they shoot 85.0% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 14.3 times per contest (132nd in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 11.6 times per contest. Colorado has scored 753 pts on the year (75.3 per game) and they pull down 35.7 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Buffaloes are connecting on 45.5% from the floor, which ranks them 141st in college hoops. The Buffaloes on the defensive end are ranked 30th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 61.7. They surrender 12.6 assists and 31.5 boards per contest, which ranks 159th and 58th in those defensive categories. The Colorado defense concedes 30.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (60 of 194) and their opponents are converting on 72.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have forced 14.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 40.4% from the field (84th in college hoops).
In their last game, the Colorado Buffaloes took a loss by a score of 65-62 when they played the UCLA Bruins. The Buffaloes were able to collect 19 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 26 for this game. They rejected 2 tries while getting 5 steals in this matchup. The Bruins committed 13 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Buffaloes to the charity stripe for a total of 13 tries. They were able to make 10 of them for a rate of 76.9%. Concerning 3-point shots, Colorado made 6 out of their 23 tries (26.1%). In all, the Buffaloes ended up shooting 23 out of 53 from the floor which had them shooting 43.4%. The Buffaloes permitted the Bruins to bury 25 of their 53 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.2% for the matchup. They went 20.0% from beyond the arc via 3 of 15 and walked away from this one shooting 12 of 14 from the free throw line (85.7%). In relation to team rebounding, Colorado permitted UCLA to collect 30 in all (9 on the offensive glass).
McKinley Wright ended up being a major contributor for the Buffaloes in this contest. He knocked down 5 of 10 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, which had him sitting at 12 points. Wright snagged 3 boards in his 29 mins played and had 3 assists in the matchup. Someone else that ended up playing a role for Colorado was Maddox Daniels. He ended up with 12 points in 25 minutes on the court by going 3 of 8 shooting for the contest. Daniels finished going 37.5% from the floor in addition to contributing 2 assists and 4 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Colorado (-2.5) and under 140.5 points
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