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Colorado Buffaloes vs Santa Barbara Gauchos Betting Matchup Report

Santa Barbara GauchosColorado Buffaloes
2-1November 21, 2013, 08:00 | Coors Events Center4-1

Santa Barbara pays a visit to Colorado on Thursday, hoping to send the Buffaloes to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Coors Events Center.

The Buffaloes bring a 4-1 record (2-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 2-1 Gauchos, who are 1-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Colorado go 2-2 so far and the Gauchos go 1-1.

View Santa Barbara Gauchos vs Colorado Buffaloes Odds and Stats.

The Buffaloes were listed as -14-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 101-ranked Buffaloes and the No. 148-rated Gauchos in this matchup.

In their last action, Santa Barbara was a 71-64 loser at home against Utah State. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. Santa Barbara got 15 points from Michael Bryson but lost anyway, 71-64, to Utah State on Saturday at Thunderdome.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Colorado has the nation's No. 91-rated offensive output, at 80.2 PPG. The visiting Gauchos defense ranks No. 43 allowing on average 62 PPG. The Buffaloes FG% has averaged 47.21% so far, less than the Gauchos marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.43% per game.

Next up:
Santa Barbara home to South Dakota State, Friday, November 29th
Colorado at Harvard, Sunday, November 24th