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Northern Colorado BearsMontana State Bobcats
Jan 21, 9:00 PM | Worthington Arena

Northern Colorado Bears vs Montana State Bobcats Odds

6-11TEAM RECORD9-8

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Montana State and Northern Colorado on Saturday, with the host Bobcats trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

This season, the Bobcats are 9-8 overall and 7-6 ATS ATS, while the Bears are 6-11 and 8-7 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Montana State boasts a 11-2 on the OU, and Northern Colorado is 8-6-1.

View Northern Colorado vs Montana State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Montana State sat as 3-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bobcats rated this week at No. 243 and the Bears sitting at No. 260. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 73-70 result in favor of the Bobcats.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bears rank No. 249 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.3 per game. That compares with Montana State’s No. 155 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Montana State is college basketball's No. 127-ranked team at 6.7 per game, while the Bears rate No. 94 with 7.1 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Northern Colorado owns the country's No. 265-rated mark, allowing 74.6 points per game on the highway. Montana State, on the other hand, rates No. 27 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Northern Colorado, they were a 76-58 loser as they battled Montana on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 10.5-point underdog. Northern Colorado suffered a 76-58 loss against Montana on Thursday, getting 14 points from Mike Proctor in a losing effort at Dahlberg Arena.

Montana State was a 72-65 winner in their most recent outing at home against Sacramento State. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. The Bobcats got 14 points from Tre Johnson as Montana State ran past Sacramento State 72-65 on Thursday at Worthington Arena.

Northern Colorado Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Idaho State are 7-3
After playing Montana are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

Montana State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Portland State are 5-5
After playing Sacramento State are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

A few Bears at Bobcats trends to consider:
Northern Colorado is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Montana State's last 7 games
Montana State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Montana State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Montana State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Northern Colorado

Next up:
Northern Colorado at Idaho State, Thursday, January 26
Montana State at Portland State, Thursday, January 26

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