Colorado vs. Oregon Pick
Will Colorado pose a challenge to Oregon when the two meet in Pac-12 play tonight at 10PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Oregon is favored at home in this game, as the Ducks are getting odds of -12 points against Colorado. The over/under total for the game is listed at 145.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon and will air live on the Pac-12 Network.
Colorado has lost four of its last five games, including a 76-57 defeat at Oregon State on Friday night. The Buffaloes are 8-5 overall and 5-7-1 against the spread. Colorado has failed to cover in five of its last seven. Colorado is posting 75.3 points per game on offense while allowing 73.5 per game. The Buffaloes are being led by McKinley Wright IV, who is averaging 16.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game. George King is adding 13.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.
Oregon saw a five-game winning streak end on Friday in a 66-56 loss at home to Utah. The Ducks are now 10-4 overall and 5-8 against the spread. They are just 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 games. Oregon is averaging 83.2 points per game on offense while allowing 70.5 per contest on defense. Payton Pritchard is putting up 15.6 points and 4.4 assists per game to lead the team while Troy Brown is adding 12.1 points and 7.6 rebounds per contest.
The home team has won and covered in eight straight meetings in this series and I think that will happen again today. Despite coming off a loss at home, I think Oregon will bounce back tonight. Colorado has really struggled on the road thus far. They are 0-3 in road games, allowing 81.3 points per game while scoring just 63. That combined with Oregon giving up only 68.6 per game at home leads me to believe that the Ducks will cover. The public betting is siding Oregon as well.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: OREGON -12