Colorado Buffaloes vs. Oregon Ducks Pick, Odds, Predictions 1/5/14
Oregon Ducks (13-0) at Colorado Buffaloes (12-2)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 5:00 pm (Coors Events Center)
The Line: Colorado Buffaloes -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1
The Colorado Buffaloes and the Oregon Ducks face off on Sunday in a Pac-12 college basketball battle of ranked teams.
The Colorado Buffaloes are 12-2 on the season and ranked 20th in the nation are are looking strong on the court. Colorado is 10-0 at home this season but 1-2 against teams ranked in the top 25. Spencer Dinwiddie leads the Buffaloes averaging 15.3 points per game. Josh Scott is averaging 13.1 points and 9.3 rebounds, Askia Booker is averaging 12.6 points, and Xavier Johnson is averaging 9.6 points and 6.1 rebounds. As a team Colorado is averaging 76.5 points and they are shooting 45 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.1 points and their opponents are shooting 42.1 percent. Colorado has a win over Kansas but they came up just short against Oklahoma State.
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The Oregon Ducks started their Pac-12 schedule getting a scare against Utah but they got the win to remain unbeaten. Oregon is 13-0 and ranked number 10 in the nation and this is their fifth game away from home this season. Joseph Young leads the Ducks averaging 19.3 points per game. Mike Moser is averaging 13.2 points and 7.7 rebounds, Jason Calliste is averaging 11.5 points, and Damyean Dotson is averaging 11.3 points. Oregon is averaging 89.2 points and they are shooting 50.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 74.2 points and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. This is Oregon’s first game this season against a ranked team.
Colorado is 6-1 against the spread following a win, 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games, 5-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Oregon is 6-0-1 against the spread in their last eight road games, 13-2-2 in their last 17 games overall, and 4-11-2 against the spread against in their last 17 games against the Pac-12.
This one should be a war that comes right down to the end and we are going to be happy we have the points.
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