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Northern Colorado BearsMarquette Golden Eagles
Dec 17, 4:00 PM | Bradley Center

Northern Colorado Bears vs Marquette Golden Eagles Odds

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Bradley Center features an NCAAB clash between the host Marquette Golden Eagles and the visiting Northern Colorado Bears in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Golden Eagles sit at 9-0 (3-3 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bears are currently 3-6 (4-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Marquette is 4-2 OU, and Northern Colorado is 4-3 OU.

View Northern Colorado vs Marquette Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Golden Eagles installed as 24.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 32 (Golden Eagles) and the No. 141 (Bears) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 94-72 result in favor of the Golden Eagles has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Marquette's No. 12 nationally ranked offense (83 points per game) against a Bears defense that sits as the No. 291 at 72.9 PPG. The Golden Eagles have been averaging 49.9% from the field, more than the Bears have managed so far this season (47.2% on average).

Defensively, Northern Colorado features the nation's No. 245-rated defense on the road, allowing 75 points per game. Marquette, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Northern Colorado, they were a 71-65 loser as they battled Denver at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog. The Bears got 19 points from Tate Unruh, but it was Denver that prevailed in a 71-65 final on Wednesday at Butler-Hancock Pavilion.

Last time out for Marquette, they were a 79-61 winner as they battled Wisc-Green Bay at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 19.5-point favorite. Marquette got 21 points from Jae Crowder en route to a 79-61 victory over Wisc-Green Bay on Saturday at Bradley Center.

Northern Colorado Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Colorado State are 2-5
After playing Denver are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Marquette Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Wisc-Green Bay are 3-0
After a win are 9-1

A few Bears at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Northern Colorado's last 23 games on the road
Northern Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Marquette is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Marquette is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Northern Colorado home to Colorado State, Thursday, December 22
Marquette at LSU, Monday, December 19

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