Oregon Ducks (8-1) at Colorado Buffaloes (7-3)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 11:00 pm (CU Events Center)
The Line: Colorado Buffaloes -1.5 -- Over/Under: 140.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Oregon Ducks and Colorado Buffaloes meet Thursday in college basketball action at the CU Events Center.
The Oregon Ducks look for a win to build on their eight-game winning streak. The Oregon Ducks are averaging 77.4 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 63.6 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Eugene Omoruyi is averaging 18.7 points and 4.7 rebounds while Chris Duarte is averaging 16.7 points and 4.8 rebounds. Eric Williams Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and LJ Figueroa is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Oregon Ducks are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 68.7 percent from the free throw line. The Oregon Ducks are allowing 29.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game.
The Colorado Buffaloes need a win after losing two of their last three games. The Colorado Buffaloes are averaging 75.3 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 61.7 points on 40.4 percent shooting. McKinley Wright IV is averaging 15.5 points and 4.5 rebounds while Jeriah Horne is averaging 10.7 points and 0.8 assists. Evan Battey is the third double-digit scorer and Dallas Walton is grabbing three rebounds. The Colorado Buffaloes are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 85 percent from the free throw line. The Colorado Buffaloes are allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game.
The Ducks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 35-16 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The Buffaloes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. The over is 5-0 in Ducks last 5 road games. The under is 7-2 in Buffaloes last 9 overall. The home team is 14-3 ATS in the last 17 meetings. The favorite is 10-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The Colorado Buffaloes are due for a bounce back performance and are a really good Pac-12 squad, mainly on the defensive side. However, the Oregon Ducks are the more talented and consistent team here, and it feels like we're getting a free bucket with the better team overall. Oregon is still the explosive offensive team it is yearly, but the defensive effort has improved this season. I have to side with Oregon based on the value here.