Admittedly the Pac 12 Conference gets lost in the shuffle of college hoops attention. Commissioner Larry Scott continues to see his league fall behind the other major conferences in prestige. While sharps give the Pac 12 a hard look square and fans mostly ignore it. They may not realize what they are missing. Namely, Colorado and Oregon have been two of the better teams in the nation. Oregon is an established power for College Basketball Bets. By contrast, Colorado is an upstart surprise program. Thursday the Buffaloes and Ducks meet in an ESPN showdown for first place.
Colorado Buffaloes vs. Oregon Ducks
|Date and Time:||Thursday, February 13, 2020, 9 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, Oregon|
|Colorado vs. Oregon TV Coverage:||ESPN|
|College Basketball Bet odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Colorado Buffaloes vs. Oregon Ducks Overview
Oregon has hit a rough sportsbook stretch with only two payouts in their last nine games. As a result, they are 18-6 straight up, 13-11 vs. the line, 15-8 over the total. National metrics have the Ducks 72nd for scoring offense and 129th for points allowed. Yet the Ducks are second to Colorado in the Pac 12 race.
Colorado is 19-5 straight up, 11-12-1 against the spread with 14-10 over the total. Overall the Buffs rank 128th for scoring offense and 28th for points allowed. Colorado has failed to cover three of their last four games. And four of their last five have gone over the total.
Key Buffaloes: G McKinley Wright (13.8 PTS, 5.2 REB, 5.2 AST, 45.3 FGPCT, 79.2 FTPCT, 37.8 3PPCT), G Tyler Bey (13.6 PTS, 9.1 REB, 1.7 STL, 52.4 FGPCT, 75.0 FTPCT, 50.0 3PPCT), GD’ Shawn Schwartz (11.2 PTS, 3.7 REB. 1.4 AST, 43.2 FGPCT, 70.1 FTPCT, 40.6 3PPCT)
Key Ducks: G Payton Pritchard (19.5 PTS, 4.3 REB, 6.0 AST, 46.0 FGPCT, 78.5 FTPCT, 38.6 3PPCT), G Chris Duarte (14.2 PTS, 5.6 REB, 1.6 AST, 43.5 FGPCT, 81.1 FTPCT, 37.2 3PPCT), G Will Richardson (10.0 PTS, 3.2 REB, 2.4 AST, 47.5 FGPCT, 82.4 FTPCT, 44.6 3PPCT)
Colorado and Oregon Against the Spread
The Buffaloes Are:
- 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games on the road
- 1-7 under the total away from home
- 1-6 vs. the line in their last seven games at Matthew Knight Arena
- 2-5 under the total in head to head away games against the Ducks
- 5-1 on the board in their last six games as a dog
- 4-1 over the total when getting points
The Ducks Are:
- 9-5 against the spread in their last 14 games at Matthew Knight Arena
- 8-1 over the total on their home court
- 5-4 on the board in their last nine games with Colorado
- 2-4 under the total in their series with the Buffs
- 2-6 vs. the odds in their last eight games as a chalk
- 2-3 over the total when laying points
Colorado Buffaloes vs. Oregon Ducks College Basketball Bets Picks
In this situation, most handicapping factors favor the struggling Ducks. Oregon has been a reliable value for College Basketball Bets at home. Colorado consistently leaves Eugene with empty pockets. In sum, Oregon should be fired up to prove themselves at Matthew Knight Arena with too much firepower for the Buffs.
Colorado vs. Oregon College Basketball Bet Pick: Oregon Ducks
Colorado vs. Oregon College Basketball Bets Score Prediction: Oregon 89, Colorado 75