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Baylor vs Colorado: South Region Odds

Bears and Buffs butt heads for big stakes when Baylor battles Colorado Saturday in South Regional college basketball action Saturday in Albuquerque.

The Bears got to Saturday's game by holding off South Dakota State Thursday 68-60, while Colorado, the 11 seed, beat sixth-seeded UNLV 68-64. Expect Baylor to open as small betting chalk at TopBet today.

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at The Pit.

The Buffaloes will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 17-14 ATS against the number this season, while the Bears are 13-14-1 ATS. Colorado is 11-20 on the totals; Baylor is 15-13.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 12-ranked Bears and the No. 54-rated Buffaloes in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 77-72 win for the Bears on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Buffaloes is ranked No. 99 in NCAA hoops at 36 per game. Contrast that with Baylor’s No. 73 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Baylor is the No. 106-ranked team in the country at 6.8 per game, while Colorado rates No. 227 at 5.5 per game.

Defensively, Colorado features the nation's No. 72-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.5 points per game. Baylor, meanwhile, comes in at No. 69 nationally in scoring at home.

Colorado won its last outing, a 68-64 result against UNLV on March 15. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. Colorado got 16 points from Askia Booker en route to a 68-64 victory over UNLV on Thursday at The Pit.

In their last action, Baylor was a 68-60 winner at home against South Dakota State. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Baylor got 18 points from Pierre Jackson en route to a 68-60 victory over South Dakota State on Thursday at The Pit.