Wyoming Cowboys vs Northern Colorado Bears Odds
Butler-Hancock Pavilion will host Northern Colorado Bears vs. Wyoming Cowboys action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
This season, the Bears are 1-1 overall and 0-1 ATS ATS, while the Cowboys are 4-0 and 2-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Northern Colorado boasts a 0-0 on the OU, and Wyoming is 0-0.
Bettors looking to go with the Bears in this one found them listed as 2.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Cowboys was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 236-ranked Bears and the No. 135-rated Cowboys in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 88-86 win for the Bears on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Northern Colorado's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 90 PPG, against a Cowboys defense that ranks No. 20 at 53.2 PPG. The Bears field goal percentage has averaged 58.5% so far, more than the Cowboys marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.7% per game.
Defensively, Wyoming features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Northern Colorado, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 nationally in scoring at home.
Wyoming was a 67-60 winner in their most recent outing at home against Southern. They failed to cover the 19-point spread as favorites. The Cowboys grabbed a 67-60 win over the Jaguars on Friday, behind a 17-point effort from Leonard Washington at Arena-Auditorium.
In their last action, Northern Colorado was a 64-53 loser on the road against Cal Poly. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. Tevin Svihovec scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Bears to a win (they lost 64-53 to Cal Poly at Mott Gymnasium on Thursday).
Wyoming Cowboys Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing CS Bakersfield are 0-1
After a win are 5-5
Northern Colorado Bears Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado State are 2-6
After playing Cal Poly are 0-1
After a loss are 5-5
A few Cowboys at Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wyoming's last 7 games on the road
Wyoming is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Wyoming is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Northern Colorado is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
Northern Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Wyoming
Wyoming home to CS Bakersfield, Saturday, November 24
Northern Colorado at Colorado State, Monday, November 26