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North Dakota Sioux visit Northern Colorado Bears in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

North Dakota SiouxNorthern Colorado Bears
Feb 20, 9:05 PM | Butler-Hancock Pavilion

North Dakota Sioux vs Northern Colorado Bears Odds

11-14TEAM RECORD9-15

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Northern Colorado vs North Dakota battle Wednesday at Butler-Hancock Pavilion as the Bears look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Northern Colorado battles the Sioux, currently sitting with a 11-14 mark (10-13 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 11-9 for the Bears and 13-7 for the Sioux.

View North Dakota vs Northern Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 6.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bears rated this week at No. 238 and the Sioux sitting at No. 275. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 68-67 result in favor of the Bears.


How They Match Up:
The game also pits Northern Colorado's No. 113-ranked offense, averaging 70 PPG, against a Sioux defense that ranks No. 208 at 67.7 PPG. The Bears field goal percentage has averaged 46.3% so far, more than the Sioux marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.9% per game.

Defensively, North Dakota features the nation's No. 286-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.6 points per game. Northern Colorado, meanwhile, comes in at No. 42 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, North Dakota was a 74-72 loser at home against Northern Arizona. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. The Sioux endured a 74-72 loss at the hands of the Lumberjacks on Saturday, despite a 24-point effort from Aaron Anderson at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

Northern Colorado was a 78-64 winner in their most recent outing at home against Sacramento State. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites. Derrick Barden scored 21 points and helped out with 14 rebounds for Northern Colorado on Saturday, leading the Bears to a 78-64 victory over Sacramento State at Butler-Hancock Pavilion.

North Dakota Sioux Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-5
After playing Northern Arizona are 0-1
After a loss are 6-4

Northern Colorado Bears Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing UC Davis are 1-1
After playing Sacramento State are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Sioux at Bears trends to consider:
North Dakota is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Northern Colorado is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northern Colorado's last 7 games
Northern Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Northern Colorado is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games

Next up:
North Dakota at Nebraska Omaha, Saturday, February 23
Northern Colorado at UC Davis, Saturday, February 23