Idaho State Northern Colorado Betting Preview
Northern Colorado Bears vs Idaho State Bengals Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Northern Colorado when they take on the Idaho State Bengals on Saturday in college hoops betting action.
This season, the Bengals are 1-11 overall and 5-6 ATS ATS, while the Bears are 3-8 and 1-8 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Idaho State boasts a 2-4 on the OU, and Northern Colorado is 4-3.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Idaho State Bengals as 1.5-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bengals sit at No. 218 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bears sit at No. 73 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bears will win this game 60-50.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bears rank No. 139 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.2 per game. That compares with Idaho State’s No. 346 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Idaho State is college basketball's No. 310-ranked team at 4.4 per game, while the Bears rate No. 137 with 6.5 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Northern Colorado owns the country's No. 187-rated mark, allowing 71.2 points per game on the highway. Idaho State, on the other hand, rates No. 315 in scoring at home.
Northern Colorado was a 79-54 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Weber State. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Northern Colorado was run off the court by the Wildcats on Thursday as Weber State routed them 79-54 at Dee Events Center.
In their last action, Idaho State was a 66-53 loser at home against North Dakota. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Tomas Sanchez scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Bengals to a win (they lost 66-53 to North Dakota at Holt Arena on Thursday).
Northern Colorado Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-5
Before playing Montana State are 4-6
After playing Weber State are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
Idaho State Bengals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Southern Utah are 7-3
After playing North Dakota are 1-1
After a loss are 1-9
A few Bears at Bengals trends to consider:
Northern Colorado is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Northern Colorado is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Idaho State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Idaho State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Northern Colorado
Idaho State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Idaho State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Northern Colorado home to Montana State, Thursday, January 10
Idaho State at Southern Utah, Saturday, January 12