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Idaho State Bengals vs Northern Colorado Bears Odds
Northern Colorado will look to improve on its 5-13 record on Thursday when they host Idaho State in NCAA basketball odds action at Butler-Hancock Pavilion.
The Bears sit at 5-13 (4-12 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bengals are currently 4-15 (8-10 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Northern Colorado is 7-7 OU, and Idaho State is 6-7 OU.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Bears as 9.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bears sit at No. 213 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bengals sit at No. 310 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bears will win this game 62-55.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northern Colorado's No. 150 nationally ranked offense (68.7 points per game) against a Bengals defense that sits as the No. 78 at 62.1 PPG. The Bears have been averaging 45.5% from the field, more than the Bengals have managed so far this season (39.2% on average).
Defensively, Idaho State features the nation's No. 40-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.2 points per game. Northern Colorado, meanwhile, comes in at No. 30 nationally in scoring at home.
Idaho State lost its last outing, a 61-59 result against Montana State on January 26. They covered in that game as an 8-point underdog. Idaho State suffered a 61-59 loss against Montana State on Saturday, getting 20 points from Chris Hansen in a losing effort at Worthington Arena.
Northern Colorado was a 79-72 loser in its last match on the road against Sacramento State. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Northern Colorado got 21 points from Tevin Svihovec but lost anyway, 79-72, to Sacramento State on Saturday at Colberg Court.
Idaho State Bengals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-5
Before playing North Dakota are 0-3
After playing Montana State are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7
Northern Colorado Bears Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-2
Before playing Weber State are 6-4
After playing Sacramento State are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
A few Bengals at Bears trends to consider:
Idaho State is 1-15 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Colorado's last 6 games
Northern Colorado is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Northern Colorado is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
Northern Colorado is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Idaho State
Idaho State at North Dakota, Saturday, February 2
Northern Colorado home to Weber State, Saturday, February 2