Oregon Ducks (8-6) vs. Colorado Buffaloes (9-6)
January 5, 2023 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Colorado Buffaloes -2.5 / Oregon Ducks +2.5; Over/Under: +145.5
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The Oregon Ducks and Colorado Buffaloes meet Thursday in college basketball action at the CU Events Center. The Oregon Ducks look for their ninth win. The Colorado Buffaloes look for their 10th win.
The Oregon Ducks are averaging 70.1 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 65.1 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Will Richardson is averaging 15.6 points and 4.3 rebounds, while N’Faly Dante is averaging 13.5 points and 6.8 rebounds. Quincy Guerrier is the third double-digit scorer and Kel’el Ware is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Oregon Ducks are shooting 30.3 percent from beyond the arc and 66.2 percent from the free throw line. The Oregon Ducks are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game.
The Colorado Buffaloes are averaging 76.1 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 69.9 points on 42.5 percent shooting. KJ Simpson is averaging 18.7 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Tristan da Silva is averaging 13.9 points and 1.3 assists. J’Vonne Hadley is grabbing 6.7 rebounds and Jalen Gabbidon is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Colorado Buffaloes are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 65.2 percent from the free throw line. The Colorado Buffaloes are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.7 rebounds per game.
The Ducks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Buffaloes are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Ducks last 5 overall. The over is 4-0 in Buffaloes last 4 overall. The favorite is 16-5 ATS in the last 21 meetings.
The Oregon Ducks aren’t nearly as talented as they’ve been in past years, and they’re losing by an average of 8 points in the underdog role. The Colorado Buffaloes are solid defensively, and they’re always their best at home, where they’re winning by an average of 12.7 points this season. Colorado is the better side, and home court helps here. I’ll lay the bucket.