The No. 17 Oregon Ducks (18-6, 7-4 Pac-12) will attempt to lengthen an eight-game home winning streak when they meet the No. 16 Colorado Buffaloes (19-5, 9-3 Pac-12) at Matthew Knight Arena. Action begins at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 13, 2020, and it can be seen on ESPN.
Colorado Buffaloes at Oregon Ducks Betting Preview
In the Buffaloes’ last matchup, they were victorious over the Stanford Cardinal, 81-74. With 11 points and 12 rebounds, Tyler Bey had a good game for Colorado. The Buffaloes knocked down 30 of their 40 free throws (75.0 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.622 (above their season average of 0.510).
The Ducks are trying to rebound after their 63-53 loss to the Oregon State Beavers in their last contest. Payton Pritchard was the game’s high scorer with 16 points on 7-for-21 shooting. Oregon State did a fantastic job of making free throws (12-13; 92.3 percent). Oregon, on the other hand, held the Beavers to an offensive rebounding percentage of 20.7 (below their season average of 27.5).
This showdown pits one of the country’s top offenses against one of its elite defenses. Oregon ranks 25th in offensive efficiency and Colorado is 18th in defensive efficiency.
Both teams have had a player trending in the right direction over their last five games. For the Buffaloes, it’s been Bey, who has averaged 13 points,5.8 rebounds,1.2 steals, while the Ducks have gotten solid contributions from Chris Duarte (19 points,7.0 rebounds,3.8 steals).
These two teams have already met once this season. The Buffaloes won 74-65. The Buffaloes dominated every facet of the game. They had a turnover percentage of 10.5 and a great free throw rate of 0.298. The Ducks had marks of 17.0 and 0.214, respectively, for those same stats. McKinley Wright IV was the game’s top overall scorer with 21 points.
Colorado Buffaloes at Oregon Ducks Free Prediction
Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Oregon, ATS Winner – Oregon, O/U – Over
Colorado ranks 27th in rebounds allowed per game (31.2) while Oregon ranks 112th (34.0).
The Ducks’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 3.0, down from 8.3 for the season.
During their last five games, the Buffaloes have scored an average of 74.8 points per game (2.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 66.0 points per game (3.4 above their season average).