That Northern Colorado Bears (1-1) and the No. 6 Baylor Bears (2-0) Meet Monday at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET (ESPN+). Below we analyze the lines of Tipico Sportsbook around the Northern Colorado vs. Bayloropportunitiesand meet our college basketball tips, predictions and bets.
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Northern Colorado was badly outclassed in the opener, falling 83-36 at No. 3 Houston last Monday and not even coming close to the 23.5-point tally. NorCo also struggled hard in the home opener against Southland Conference’s Texas A&M-Commerce, winning just 80-77 and falling as a 13-point favorite on Friday.
Baylor beat Mississippi Valley State in its opener last Monday, winning 117-53 to easily cover a 44-point number. It bested Norfolk State last time out on Friday, winning 87-70 but failed to cover as a 27-point favorite. The Over cashed in for Baylor in both games.
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North Colorado to Baylor odds
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- Money Line (ML) : From the board
- Against Spread (ATS) : Northern Colorado +27.5 (-105) | Baylor -27.5 (-115)
- Over/Under (O/U) : 153.5 (O: -117 | B: -103)
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Northern Colorado at Baylor picks and predictions
Baylor 94, Northern Colorado 62
There was no money line at the time of publication, but it wouldn’t be worth pursuing.
against the spread
BAYLOR-27.5 (-115) is worth playing.
Northern Colorado was terrible in its first attempt against a ranked team in Houston. Meanwhile, Baylor is extremely sharp offensively and should be able to bury NorCo in this clash of teams with the bears’ mascots.
OVER 153.5 (-117) is the lean here.
Baylor connected early at 50.4% from the field while dropping 3-pointers at a 40.3% clip. If the Bears improve their early-season numbers of 66.2% from the free throw line, they’ll be even better.
The risk of playing over here isn’t Baylor’s, but there are some concerns about northern Colorado. This ugly 36-point appearance in Houston sticks out like a sore thumb.
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