Colorado Buffaloes vs Oregon Ducks Prediction, 1/26/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Buffaloes vs Oregon Ducks
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023
Location: Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, OR
The Oregon Ducks (11-9) are hosting the Colorado Buffaloes (12-9) at Matthew Knight Arena on Thursday.
The Colorado Buffaloes stepped onto the hardwood against Washington State and earned the victory with a final of 58-55 in their last game. Colorado ended the game with a 50.0% FG percentage (21 out of 42) and converted 2 out of their 7 3-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Buffaloes converted 14 of 23 attempts for a percentage of 60.9%. When discussing pulling down rebounds, they earned 27 with 6 of them being offensive. They also dished out 6 assists in the game while creating 14 turnovers and getting 6 steals. With respect to defending, Colorado allowed the other team to go 39.2% from the floor on 20 of 51 shooting. Washington State doled out 7 dimes and had 7 steals in the game. On top of that, Washington State snagged 27 rebounds (8 offensive, 19 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Washington State finished 73.3% when shooting free throws by converting 11 of their 15 tries. They knocked down 4 out of their 16 tries from beyond the arc. In the matter of personal fouls, the Buffaloes ended up finishing with 16 and Washington State recorded 20 personal fouls.
Tristan Da Silva is someone who had an impact for the contest. He walked away from this one shooting 84.6% from the floor and recorded 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 35 minutes and also totaled 2 rebounds. He ended up with 27 points on 11 out of 13 shooting.
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Colorado will enter this game with a win-loss mark of 12-9 for the campaign. They are turning it over 14.4 times per contest and as a group are committing 16.5 fouls every game. As a team, Colorado is pulling down 38.3 boards per contest and has 280 dimes for the season, which is 143rd in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Buffaloes are connecting on 31.5% on shots from beyond the arc (130 of 413) and 66.9% from the charity stripe. They average 72.2 pts per contest (166th in Division 1) while hitting 44.9% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Buffaloes are forcing 14.6 turnovers per game and they draw 18.3 fouls. They are ranked 44th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 213 conceded on the year. The Buffaloes defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.6% (500 of 1,202) and they surrender 33.0 boards per contest as a group. They give up 32.5% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 105th in D-1 in PPG allowed (66.6).
For their last game, the Oregon Ducks took a loss by a final score of 71-64 when they played Stanford. In relation to cleaning up the glass, Oregon permitted Stanford to grab 31 in total (6 on the offensive glass). They finished 39.1% from downtown via 9 of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 10 out of 13 at the free throw line (76.9%). The Ducks allowed Stanford to knock down 26 of 52 tries from the field which had them at 50.0% for the matchup. Overall, the Ducks ended up going 22 for 58 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.9%. In regard to shots from 3-point land, Oregon buried 10 of their 30 tries (33.3%). They were able to knock down 10 of those for a percentage of 71.4%. Stanford was called for 18 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Ducks to the charity stripe for a total of 14 shots. They gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while getting 8 steals in this matchup. The Ducks were able to pull down 22 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 32 for this contest.
Jermaine Couisnard ended up being a major contributor for the Ducks in the game. He scored 18 points in his 33 mins on the court and had 4 dimes for the contest. He buried 4 of 12 in this contest for a rate of 33.3%, and tallied 2 rebounds.
Oregon has a mark of 11-9 for the season. The Ducks are responsible for committing 15.0 personal fouls every game and they hit 68.3% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.2 times per game (192nd in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.7 times per contest. Oregon has accounted for 1,404 points on the year (70.2 per contest) and they pull in 36.9 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Ducks are connecting on 44.8% from the floor, which ranks them 168th in Division 1.
The Ducks on the defensive side of the court are 92nd in Division 1 in PPG allowed with 66.3. They are forcing 11.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 41.6% from the field (86th in college basketball). The Oregon defense concedes 32.9% from downtown (151 of 459) and their opponents are connecting on 76.6% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 12.4 assists and 32.2 boards every game, which has them ranked 162nd and 79th in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Colorado
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