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Jan 10, 9:05 PM | Butler-Hancock Pavilion

Montana State Bobcats vs Northern Colorado Bears Odds

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The Northern Colorado Bears will hit the floor running against the visiting Montana State Bobcats Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

This season, the Bears are 3-9 overall and 1-9 ATS ATS, while the Bobcats are 5-7 and 5-5 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Northern Colorado boasts a 5-3 on the OU, and Montana State is 3-3.

View Montana State vs Northern Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Bears as 8-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 149-rated Bears and the No. 249-ranked Bobcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 72-67 result in favor of the Bobcats.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bobcats is ranked No. 212 in NCAA hoops at 34.5 per game. Contrast that with Northern Colorado’s No. 171 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Northern Colorado is the No. 142-ranked team in the country at 6.4 per game, while Montana State rates No. 108 at 6.8 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Montana State owns the country's No. 327-rated mark, allowing 80 points per game on the highway. Northern Colorado, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

Montana State was a 70-68 winner in their most recent outing at home against Eastern Washington. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Montana State got 19 points from Flavien Davis en route to a 70-68 victory over Eastern Washington on Saturday at Worthington Arena.

In their last action, Northern Colorado was an 86-63 loser on the road against Idaho State. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The Bears were hammered by Idaho State on Saturday, losing by an 86-63 final at Holt Arena in college basketball betting action.

Montana State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
After playing Eastern Washington are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Northern Colorado Bears Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-3
Before playing Montana are 7-3
After playing Idaho State are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8

A few Bobcats at Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montana State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Northern Colorado
Montana State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Northern Colorado
Montana State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Northern Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Montana State
Northern Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Montana State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Colorado's last 5 games when playing at home against Montana State
Northern Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Montana State at North Dakota, Saturday, January 12
Northern Colorado home to Montana, Saturday, January 12

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