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Northern Colorado Bears Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Montana State Bobcats

The college basketball betting odds menu features a clash between Montana State and Northern Colorado on Thursday, with the host Bobcats trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread line.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Northern Colorado Bears opened as 7-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Northern Colorado Bears vs Montana State Bobcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Montana State Bobcats sit at 12-16 (15-11 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Northern Colorado Bears are currently 9-19 (11-15 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Montana State is 13-13 OU, and Northern Colorado is 14-12 OU.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 29-ranked Montana State Bobcats and the No. 204-rated Northern Colorado Bears in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Montana State's No. 98 nationally ranked offense (75.86 points per game) against a Northern Colorado Bears defense that sits as the No. 252 at 80.54 PPG. The Montana State Bobcats have been averaging 43.21% from the field, less than the Bears have managed so far this season (45.45% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Anthony Johnson scored 30 points for Northern Colorado on Saturday, but the Vikings managed a 89-86 victory over the Bears at Butler-Hancock Hall.

Tyler Hall scored 27 points for Montana State on Saturday, but the Bengals managed a 76-69 victory over the Bobcats at Holt Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Northern Colorado is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Northern Colorado is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • Northern Colorado is 5-13-1 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
  • Northern Colorado is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • Montana State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montana State's last 6 games
  • Montana State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Montana State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Northern Colorado

Next Betting Matchups

Northern Colorado at Montana, Saturday, March 5th
Montana State at North Dakota, Saturday, March 5th