The Colorado Buffaloes will look to stay hot while getting their second win this season when they hit the road for their Pac-12 pairing against the seventh-ranked Oregon Ducks.
This intriguing showdown gets underway on Saturday, February 18 at 3:00 PM ET, live from Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon while airing live on FOX. Now, let’s find out where the value in this matchup lies.
How To Bet The Colorado Buffaloes Vs No. 7 Oregon Ducks Odds & TV Info
What: Colorado Buffaloes (15-11) at No. 7 Oregon Ducks (22-4)
When: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Start Time: 3:00 PM ET
Where: Eugene, Oregon
Stadium: Matthew Knight Arena
Spread: Ducks -12.5 (-105)
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Colorado vs Oregon
Why Bet The Colorado Buffaloes
Colorado has won five of their last six games and comes into this matchup off a stunning 81-49 spanking of Washington State on Sunday while easily covering the spread as a 12.5-point home favorite.
Guard Derrick White scored a team-high 23 points and Colorado went on a 13-0 run late in the first half to overpower Washington State and extract some revenge for their 91-89 overtime loss against the Cougars on Jan. 21. White scored 11 of his points in the first half as the Buffaloes (15-11, 5-9 Pac-12) forced 13 first-half turnovers to open up a 37-24 halftime lead.
The Cougars came into the game averaging 12 turnovers per game, but Colorado forced their Pac-12 rivals into a whopping 23 turnovers on Sunday. Freshman guard Bryce Peters added 12 points while junior guard George King and junior forward Tory Miller each chipped in 11 points for Colorado.
Why Bet The Oregon Ducks
Oregon has won three of its last four games and eight of 10 overall and comes into this matchup off a convincing 81-70 win over USC on Saturday. Sophomore guard Tyler Dorsey drained two three-pointers in the final three minutes to lift Oregon to victory while junior forward Dillon Brooks scored a team-high 21 points before fouling out with 3:28 left.
"I am proud of the guys for bouncing back after a difficult loss," Oregon coach Dana Altman said. "They got themselves ready to play and we had great leadership from our veterans."
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
The Ducks may have lost to the Buffaloes earlier this season, but they’re playing at home this time around and have the added motivation of extracting some revenge while simultaneously delivering a huge blow to Colorado’s slim March Madness tourney hopes.
The Ducks have covered the spread in three straight and seven of their last 10 games overall and will do so again by man-handling the Buffaloes from start to finish as they are undeniably the superior team at both ends of the floor and have the best player in this contest in Dillon Brooks.
My final score prediction is Oregon 77 – Colorado 70