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Oregon vs. Colorado - 12/31/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Colorado Buffaloes (8-5) at Oregon Ducks (10-4)
Date & Time Sunday December 31, 2017, 10:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Oregon Ducks -10.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
PAC12
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NCAA BB | Colorado Buffaloes (8-5) at Oregon Ducks (10-4)
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The Colorado Buffaloes and Oregon Ducks meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Matthew Knight Arena.

The Colorado Buffaloes could use a win here after losing four of their last five games. The Colorado Buffaloes are averaging 75.3 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 73.5 points on 42.6 percent shooting. McKinley Wright IV is averaging 17 points and 4.7 assists while George King is averaging 14.3 points and 8.3 rebounds. Namon Wright is the third double-digit scorer and Deleon Brown is dishing 1.2 assists. The Colorado Buffaloes are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Colorado Buffaloes are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.4 rebounds per game. The Colorado Buffaloes have lost five straight road games.

The Oregon Ducks look for another victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Oregon Ducks are averaging 83.2 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 70.5 points on 38.7 percent shooting. Payton Pritchard is averaging 16.3 points and 4.6 assists while Elijah Brown is averaging 13.3 points and 3.6 rebounds. Troy Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Paul White is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Oregon Ducks are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Oregon Ducks are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.2 rebounds per game. The Oregon Ducks have won eight of their last 10 home games.

The Buffaloes are 22-9-1 ATS in their last 32 Sunday games, 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Ducks are 35-16 ATS in their last 51 vs. Pacific-12, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Buffaloes are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Oregon, the favorite is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the home team is 8-0 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

The Colorado Buffaloes were just smoked by a subpar Oregon State team, and now they're going to Eugene to play an explosive Ducks squad that's also top-30 in field goal percentage defense. Based on the way the Colorado Buffaloes have struggled against lesser teams, this contest has the potential to get ugly. Oregon should get whatever it wants on the offensive end and run Colorado out of the gym.

Pick:
Oregon Ducks -10.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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