Colorado State Rams vs Northern Colorado Bears Preview
Northern Colorado Bears vs Colorado State Rams Odds
Northern Colorado pays a visit to Colorado State on Monday, hoping to send the Rams to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Moby Arena.
The Bears will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 0-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Rams are 2-1 ATS. Northern Colorado is 1-0 against the total, while Colorado State is 0-0 versus the number.
Bettors looking to go with the Rams in this one found them listed as 16-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Bears was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rams rated this week at No. 175 and the Bears sitting at No. 236. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 89-79 result in favor of the Rams.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Colorado State's No. 87-ranked scoring average of 74.5 PPG, against a Bears defense rated No. 273 and allowing 71.3 PPG. The Rams FG% has averaged 44.5% to date this season, less than the Bears shooters have managed so far (53.8% per game).
Defensively, Northern Colorado features the nation's No. 108-rated defense on the road, allowing 64 points per game. Colorado State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 58 nationally in scoring at home.
Northern Colorado was a 69-60 loser in their most recent outing at home against Wyoming. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Northern Colorado got 13 points from Paul Garnica but lost anyway, 69-60, to Wyoming on Wednesday at Butler-Hancock Pavilion.
Colorado State won its last outing, a 73-55 result against Washington on November 24. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point underdog. Colorado State earned a 73-55 victory over Washington on Saturday, getting 15 points from Greg Smith at Alaska Airlines Arena.
Northern Colorado Bears Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
After playing Wyoming are 1-3
After a loss are 4-6
Colorado State Rams Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
Northern Colorado at UC Riverside, Saturday, December 1
Colorado State home to Evansville, Saturday, December 1