Colorado at Oregon 2/18/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Oregon Ducks (12-4) vs Colorado Buffaloes (16-6)
Game Info: Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 11:00 pm (Matthew Knight Arena)
Betting Odds: Oregon Ducks -1.5 -- Over/Under: 141 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Colorado Buffaloes and Oregon Ducks face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at Matthew Knight Arena.
The Colorado Buffaloes come into this game with a 16-6 record overall and coming into this game they have won three of their last four games. In the last game against Cal the defense gave up 71 points and that led to the four point loss. The offense in that last game could also only score 62 points and that led to the loss. Colorado on the season is averaging 74.9 points per game while their defense is giving up 63.6 points per game. McKinley Wright IV is the best player for Colorado averaging 14.4 points while shooting 48.1 percent from the field. In this game if Colorado wants to come away with a win the defense is going to need to be good.
On the other side of this matchup is the Oregon Ducks who sit with a 12-4 record overall and they have won each of their last three games. In the last game against Arizona the defense locked down giving up only 61 points and that led to the victory. Oregon on the season is averaging 75.4 points per game while their defense is giving up 67 points per game. Oregon is shooting 46.2 percent from the field and 35.8 percent from behind the three point line. Eugene Omoruyui has been the best player for Oregon averaging 17.8 points while shooting 47.9 percent from the field and 37.1 percent from behind the three point line.
The under is 17-5 in Colorado’s last 22 games as an underdog The over is 12-4 in Oregon’s last 16 games against the Pac 12. The favorite is 11-1 against the spread in the last 12 meetings played between the two teams. The home team is 14-2 against the spread in the last 16 meetings played between the two teams.
I expect the pace of this game is going to be slow and points are going to be hard to come by. Look for a slower paced game that stays well under the total.