Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Ducks versus the Buffaloes? Tip off is at at 9:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on FOX. The game will be played at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. The over/under for this Pac-12 conference contest is set at 143.5 points, with Colorado being favored by -2 at home against Oregon.

OREGON DUCKS VS COLORADO BUFFALOES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Colorado Buffaloes -2

This game will be played at T-Mobile Arena at 9:00 ET on Saturday, March 16th.

WHY BET THE COLORADO BUFFALOES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Buffaloes.
  • Not only will Colorado pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 143.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can the Ducks Pull Off a Win at Las Vegas?

Heading into tonight’s game against Colorado, Oregon has a record of 20-11 and has won four straight games. The Ducks are 15-8 in Pac-12 play compared to 5-3 in non-conference games.

On the road this season, Oregon is 8-6, including a record of 5-5 over their last 10 games away from home. So far, they have been the underdog in 10 games, going 5-5 in those matchups.

As the underdog this season, Oregon has gone 7-3 vs. the spread. On the road, the Ducks’ ATS mark is 7-7. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Oregon has gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Oregon games is 17-15-1 and today’s line of 143.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (146.5). Over their last five games, the average scoring total is 145 points and during their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2.

Against Arizona, the Oregon had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 75.3 points per game. They scored 67 points and posted a field goal percentage of 42.4% in the game. Jermaine Couisnard is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 15.5. Meanwhile, Jackson Shelstad also brings a PPG average of 13 into the game.

In terms of defense, Oregon is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 71.6 points per game. Against Arizona in their most recent game, the Oregon defense gave up a total of 59 points while allowing Arizona to hit 38% of their shots.

Do the Buffaloes Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

At home this season, Colorado is 18-1, and they have a scoring margin of +16.6 points per game. Over their last ten games at home, the Buffaloes have gone 9-1.

Colorado is 23-5 this season when they are favored, and they have won their last four games at home. In their most recent game, the Buffaloes beat Washington State by a score of 58-52.

As the favorite this season, Colorado has gone 15-12-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Buffaloes have a 5-5 ATS mark. At home, their ATS record is 11-7-1 for the year, but over their last 10 home games, they are just 4-5-1 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 143.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Colorado games this season (149.1). In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 and the average scoring total is 122 points.

The Colorado offense is coming off a game in which they scored 58 points vs. Washington State. Overall their field goal percentage was 43.1% while connecting on 3 threes. The team’s top scorer is KJ Simpson, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 19.5, while Tristan Da Silva also maintains a PPG average of 16 leading up to the game.

On the defensive side, Colorado is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 70.5 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.8 threes per game vs. Oregon. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.1%.