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Montana State Bobcats vs Northern Colorado Bears Betting Matchup Report

Northern Colorado BearsMontana State Bobcats
Feb 9, 9:05 PM | Worthington Arena

Northern Colorado Bears vs Montana State Bobcats Odds

6-15TEAM RECORD10-11

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.

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Betting Line:
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

Next up:
Northern Colorado home to Northern Arizona, Thursday, February 14
Montana State at Idaho State, Thursday, February 14