Oregon State vs. Colorado - 2/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Buffaloes (17-6) at Oregon State Beavers (13-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Gill Coliseum)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers -1.5 -- Over/Under: 143 See the Latest Odds
TV: PAC 12 Networks; National, Oregon, and Rocky Mountain Feeds
The Colorado Buffaloes will travel to Gill Coliseum to take on the Oregon State Beavers this Saturday night in College Basketball action.
The Colorado Buffaloes had their three game winning streak snapped and dropped to 17-6 (6-4 PAC 12) on the season after being defeated by the 16th ranked Oregon Ducks, 76-56, this past Thursday. Colorado couldn’t get anything going in the 1st half and couldn’t fight back in the 2nd half after falling behind 40-21 at halftime. Colorado shot 33.8% from the field and 30.0% (6-20) from beyond the arc in the loss. The Buffaloes allowed the Ducks to shoot 41.0% from the field and loss the turnover battle by a 14-6 margin. Leading the way for Colorado was Josh Scott who had 17 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, and a block. On the season, the Buffaloes have been led by Josh Scott (17.3 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.9 bpg), George King (14.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg), and Josh Fortune (10.4 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.6 apg). Offensively, Colorado is averaging 77.9 ppg on 43.7% shooting from the field and 40.7% shooting from beyond the arc. The Buffaloes average 7.9 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.10. Defensively, Colorado is allowing their opponents to average 70.4 ppg on 41.4% shooting. The Buffaloes average 5.2 blocks per game and have a rebound margin of 9.1.
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The Oregon State Beavers was able to snap their two game losing streak and improved to 13-8 (4-6 PAC 12) on the season after upsetting the Utah Utes, 71-69, this past Thursday. In one of the crazier endings to a game this season, Oregon State was fouled attempting a half-court shot in the closing seconds while down 69-68, and was able to hit all three FT’s to secure the win. Oregon State shot 47.5% from the field and 38.9% (7-18) from beyond the arc in the victory. The Beavers allowed the Utes to shoot 51.1% from the field and won the turnover battle by a 12-9 margin. Leading the way for Oregon State was Gary Payton II who had 20 points, 6 rebounds, and 7 assists. On the season, the Beavers have been led by Gary Payton II (16.5 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 5.5 apg, 2.2 spg), Tre Tinkle (12.0 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.3 spg), and Stephen Thompson Jr. (10.0 ppg, 1.4 rpg). Offensively, Oregon State is averaging 71.9 ppg on 44.1% shooting from the field and 36.4% shooting from beyond the arc. The Beavers average 6.5 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.21. Defensively, Oregon State is holding their opponents to an average 69.2 ppg on 42.6% shooting. The Beavers average 7.2 steals per game and have a rebound margin of -2.4.
The Buffaloes are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Beavers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games however, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win.
Colorado struggled offensively against Oregon however, the Buffaloes have been one of the better offensive teams in the PAC 12 this season as they rank 82nd in scoring offense and 12th in 3P FG%. Oregon State picked up a big win over Utah but has struggled as of late as they’ve lost 5 of their last 7 games and averaged just 62.2 ppg in those five losses. Oregon State plays tough at home and have one of the better point guards in the conference in Gary Payton II, however, I think the Buffaloes and Josh Scott will control the paint in this one and that Colorado leaves the state of Oregon with a win. Take Colorado to win outright.