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Oregon vs. Colorado State - 12/8/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Colorado State Rams (4-4) at Oregon Ducks (5-3)

College Basketball: Friday, December 8, 2017 at 10:00 pm (Matthew Knight Arena)

The Line: Oregon Ducks -15 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: PACN

Out at Matthew Knight Arena on Friday evening, the Colorado State Rams will be meeting the Oregon Ducks in college basketball action. 

Colorado State comes into this game with a 4-5 record overall. The Rams have lost two of their last three against Missouri State and Arkansas. In that Razorbacks game, the Rams’ lead scorer was Prentiss Nixon, with 31 points. 

Oregon vs. Colorado State - 12/8/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Nixon leads Colorado State this year with 17.8 PPG along with 4.1 RPG. Also in double-figures for the Rams so far are Che Bob (11.7 PPG; 8.3 RPG) and Jeremiah Paige (10.8 PPG), and Deion James is close with 9.8 PPG and 4.9 RPG. 

Over on the Oregon side, they’re sitting at 5-3 on the year. The Ducks have lost three of their last four versus Connecticut, Oklahoma and Boise State. In that Boise State game, Oregon’s top player was Payton Pritchard, with 28 points. 

Pritchard leads Oregon this year with 16.4 PPG, 4.0 RPG and 4.9 APG, while Elijah Brown is second on 12.9 PPG. Also in the double-digit club for the Ducks are Paul White (11.7 PPG) and Troy Brown (11.7 PPG; 7.1 RPG). 

The Rams are 5-1 ATS in their last six games following a straight-up loss and 4-1 ATS in their last five versus the Pac-12. Colorado State is also 1-6 ATS in their last seven non-conference games and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games overall. 

Meanwhile, the Ducks are 17-5 ATS in their last 22 Friday games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven versus the Mountain West. Oregon is also 0-4 ATS in the last four non-conference games and 0-4 ATS in their last four overall. 

Despite Nixon’s best efforts, Arkansas still buried CSU 92-66 in their last outing. No other Rams starter made more than two field goals or one free throw in that game. As for Oregon, they were doomed in their last game by a flukey half-court 3-pointer that won the game for Boise State. Otherwise, the Ducks may well have taken the win in OT. I think Oregon has the advantage here at home, so I’m going with them to cover.

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