Oregon Ducks vs Colorado Buffaloes Prediction, 1/5/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oregon Ducks vs Colorado Buffaloes
Date: Thursday, January 5, 2023
Location: CU Events Center in Boulder, CO
TV: Youtube TV
CU Events Center is the location where the Colorado Buffaloes (9-6) will take on the Oregon Ducks (8-6) on Thursday.
The Oregon Ducks faced Oregon State and notched a win by a score of 77-68 in their last contest. Oregon walked away from the game with a 47.4% field goal percentage (27 out of 57) and converted 6 of 22 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Ducks buried 17 of their 23 attempts for a rate of 73.9%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they compiled 37 with 16 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 11 assists for the game in addition to forcing the opposition into 6 turnovers and having 4 steals. When talking about defense, Oregon allowed the other team to shoot 48.0% from the floor on 24 of 50 shooting. Oregon State recorded 9 dimes and had 5 steals for the game. In addition, Oregon State grabbed 21 rebounds (4 offensive, 17 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Oregon State finished the game shooting 86.7% at the charity stripe by making 13 of their 15 attempts. They also made 7 out of their 14 tries from beyond the perimeter. In the matter of personal fouls, the Ducks left the arena with 16 while Oregon State finished the game with 22 personal fouls.
Will Richardson is a guy who came through in this matchup. He walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor and totaled 3 assists. He played 40 mins and also collected 7 boards. He recorded 22 points on 7 of 14 shooting.
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Oregon heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-6 this year. They are averaging 70.1 points per game (226th in the nation) while shooting 45.3% from the field. The Ducks are connecting on 30.3% on 3-point shots (94 of 310) and 66.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, Oregon is snagging 38.0 boards per contest and is sitting with 186 assists for the season, which has them ranked 224th in the nation in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 13.2 times per game and as a group they commit 14.9 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Ducks are forcing 11.3 turnovers every game while drawing 18.4 personal fouls. They rank 139th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 169 conceded on the campaign. The Ducks defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 40.8% (336 of 824) and they relinquish 31.0 boards per game as a squad. They concede 32.6% on shots from distance and they are 89th in D-1 in points per game allowed (65.1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Colorado Buffaloes took a defeat with a final score of 80-76 when they played California. When talking about rebounds, Colorado permitted California to grab 32 overall (7 offensive). They shot 53.8% from behind the 3-point line by going 7 out of 13 and walked away from this one shooting 15 of 20 from the charity stripe (75.0%). The Buffaloes allowed California to bury 29 out of 50 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 58.0% for the matchup. Overall, the Buffaloes ended up going 30 out of 66 from the floor which had them shooting 45.5%. Regarding 3-pointers, Colorado converted 7 of 26 tries (26.9%). They were able to make 9 of them for a rate of 64.3%. California committed 15 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Buffaloes to the free throw line for a total of 14 attempts. They also turned it over 9 times, while getting 10 steals in this matchup. The Buffaloes were able to collect 13 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 19 for the contest.
KJ Simpson ended up having an impact for the Buffaloes in this contest. He accumulated 25 points in his 37 mins on the hardwood and added 5 dimes in this contest. He converted 10 out of 20 for this game for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and added 3 rebounds.
Colorado has a mark of 9-6 on the year. As an offensive unit, the Buffaloes are connecting on 45.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 115th in the nation. Colorado has totaled 1,142 pts this year (76.1 per game) and they pull in 38.3 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 14.0 times per contest (146th in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 13.2 times per game. The Buffaloes have committed 16.8 personal fouls per game and they go 65.2% from the free throw line.
The Colorado defense allows 34.5% on shots from 3-point land (106 of 307) and their opposition knocks down 70.8% of their foul shots. They surrender 10.5 dimes and 33.7 boards per contest, which has them ranked 41st and 157th in college hoops. The Buffaloes on defense are ranked 218th in D-1 in PPG given up with 69.9. They are forcing 14.4 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 42.5% from the floor (172nd in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Colorado
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