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Northern Colorado Bears vs Montana Grizzlies in college hoops odds

Montana GrizzliesNorthern Colorado Bears
Feb 9, 9:05 PM | Butler-Hancock Pavilion

Montana Grizzlies vs Northern Colorado Bears Odds

17-6TEAM RECORD7-15

The Bears will try to cover the spread at Butler-Hancock Pavilion on Thursday when they get a visit from the Montana Grizzlies in college basketball action.

Northern Colorado battles the Grizzlies, currently sitting with a 17-6 mark (12-6-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 11-8-1 for the Bears and 9-9-1 for the Grizzlies.

View Montana vs Northern Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 7-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bears at No. 254 and the Grizzlies at No. 119 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 77-66 result in favor of the Grizzlies.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northern Colorado's No. 91 nationally ranked offense (71.8 points per game) against a Grizzlies defense that sits as the No. 50 at 61.6 PPG. The Bears have been averaging 47.3% from the field, more than the Grizzlies have managed so far this season (45.8% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Montana owns the country's No. 58-rated mark, allowing 64.5 points per game on the highway. Northern Colorado, on the other hand, rates No. 142 in scoring at home.

Montana won its last outing, a 76-40 result against Idaho State on February 6. They covered in that game as a 13.5-point favorite. The battle between the Grizzlies and Bengals didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Idaho State was handed a 76-40 defeat on Monday at Dahlberg Arena.

Northern Colorado was a 93-81 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Weber State. They covered the 12.5-point spread as underdogs. The Bears endured a 93-81 loss at the hands of the Wildcats on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Tate Unruh at Dee Events Center.

Montana Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Sacramento State are 6-4
After playing Idaho State are 4-6
After a win are 9-1

Northern Colorado Bears Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-4
Before playing Montana State are 4-6
After playing Weber State are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Grizzlies at Bears trends to consider:
Montana is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montana's last 5 games when playing on the road against Northern Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Colorado's last 5 games when playing at home against Montana
Northern Colorado is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Colorado's last 6 games when playing Montana
Northern Colorado is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Montana

Next up:
Montana at Sacramento State, Saturday, February 11
Northern Colorado home to Montana State, Saturday, February 11

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