Montana State Bobcats vs Northern Colorado Bears Betting Matchup Report
Northern Colorado Bears vs Montana State Bobcats Odds
The Montana State Bobcats host Northern Colorado on Saturday, looking to build on their 10-11 mark against the 6-15 Bears in college hoops action at Worthington Arena.
Supporters of the Bears have watched them go 6-15 and 6-13 ATS on the year, while the Bobcats are at 10-11 and 10-9 ATS. In totals betting, the Bobcats are 8-7, while the Bears have a 9-8 mark.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Bears were listed as 3.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bobcats at No. 275 and the Bears at No. 256 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 71-69 result in favor of the Bobcats.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montana State's No. 66 nationally ranked offense (72.4 points per game) against a Bears defense that sits as the No. 284 at 71.2 PPG. The Bobcats have been averaging 42.5% from the field, less than the Bears have managed so far this season (45.1% on average).
Defensively, Northern Colorado features the nation's No. 244-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.9 points per game. Montana State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 91 nationally in scoring at home.
Northern Colorado was a 73-63 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Montana. They covered the 12-point spread as underdogs. Derrick Barden scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Bears to a win (they lost 73-63 to Montana at Dahlberg Arena on Thursday).
Montana State lost its last outing, an 82-73 result against North Dakota on February 7. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. Xavier Blount scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Bobcats to a win (they lost 82-73 to North Dakota at Worthington Arena on Thursday).
Northern Colorado Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Northern Arizona are 7-3
After playing Montana are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7
Montana State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Idaho State are 5-5
After playing North Dakota are 0-1
After a loss are 5-5
A few Bears at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Colorado's last 6 games on the road
Northern Colorado is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Northern Colorado is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Montana State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Montana State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Montana State is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Northern Colorado
Northern Colorado home to Northern Arizona, Thursday, February 14
Montana State at Idaho State, Thursday, February 14