Colorado vs Oregon Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/7/24

Oregon (19-10) vs Colorado (20-9)

Game Info: Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Matthew Knight Arena)

Betting Odds: Oregon -2 - Over/Under: 150.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Colorado Buffaloes will head up to Eugene to face the Oregon Ducks in Pac-12 play this Thursday from the Matthew Knight Arena on ESPN2. Oregon comes in as 2-point home favorites, with the total hovering 150.5. Stay tuned for our Colorado vs Oregon Prediction. 

Colorado Buffaloes Preview

Colorado improved to 20-9 after defeating Stanford in Boulder, 81-71. The Buffaloes got revenge on the Cardinal for the dramatic gridiron upset in the Fall, and they’ll look to complete the season sweep of the Ducks this Thursday. Colorado is scoring 80.9 points per game, on 49.8% shooting, while allowing 72.3 ppg, and they’re currently third in the Pac-12 with a 11-7 record in conference play. The Buffaloes are 6-4 over their previous ten games, and they’ve gone 2-7 on the road this season. 

Colorado Team Profile

  • Tad Boyke’s team likes to play an uptempo style, averaging just 72.7 possessions per game (95th), and they’re knocking down 39.8 of their treys.
  • Junior guard KJ Simpson has caught fire down the stretch, and after scoring 22 points or more in four straight contests, he leads Colorado in scoring (19.9) and assists (4.8), while grabbing 5.6 rpg.
  • Munich native Tristan da Silva led the way with a 27-point double-double in the win over Stanford, and he’s up to 16.2 ppg and 5.6 rpg.  
  • Veteran guard J’Vonne Hadley tallied 20 points in the Utah victory, and averaging 11.9 ppg and 5.9 rpg. 
  • TCU transfer Eddie Lampkin Jr. leads CU in rebounding (7.0), while scoring 10.0 ppg. 

Oregon Ducks Preview

Oregon enters at 19-10 after losing to Arizona in Tucson, 103-83. The Ducks couldn’t overcome a slow start versus the Wildcats, and they’ll try to bounce back swiftly here against the Buffaloes. Oregon is scoring 76.2 points per game, on 45.7% shooting, while allowing 75.3 ppg, and they’re currently 4th in the Pac-12 with a 11-7 record in league play. The Ducks are 5-5 over their last ten games, and they’re 12-2 in Eugene this season. 

Oregon Team Profile

  • Dana Altman’s group moves at a balanced pace, averaging 72.0 possessions per game (139th), and they’ve been solid from the outside, knocking down 35.3% of their three-point shots.
  • Veteran guard Jermaine Cousinard poured in a season-high 39 points in the Arizona matchup, and he leads Oregon in scoring (15.5), while grabbing 5.5 rpg.  
  • Senior center N’Faly Dante has recorded a double-double in three of the previous six games,  and he leads the Ducks in rebounding (8.5), while averaging 14.9 ppg.  
  • Freshman guard Jackson Shelstad has scored 15 points or more in three of his last five games, and he’s third on the team at 12.3 ppg.

Colorado vs Oregon Trends

  • Oregon leads the current series, 17-12, but Colorado has won three of the last five meetings.  
  • COL is 11-16-2 against the spread, with a 18-11 O/U record
  • ORE is 14-15 ATS, with a 17-12 over/under record.

Colorado vs Oregon Prediction

Colorado enters this road bout streaking, and there’s a good chance they stick around in this contest with Oregon. The Buffaloes enter this with advantages on both sides of the ball, and if they find a way to neutralize N’Faly Dante’s impact on the game, they’ll remain within striking distance in this one. Both teams trend really with the Over, so that will be an option, but let’s roll the dice on Colorado for this Pac-12 contest.

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