Weber State Wildcats vs Northern Colorado Bears Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Northern Colorado vs Weber State battle Saturday at Butler-Hancock Pavilion as the Bears look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
Northern Colorado battles the Wildcats, currently sitting with a 14-5 mark (8-8 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 8-7 for the Bears and 8-6 for the Wildcats.
Bettors looking to side with Northern Colorado in this one found them as 3.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bears at No. 213 and the Wildcats at No. 48 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 85-68 result in favor of the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Northern Colorado has the nation's No. 135-rated offensive output, at 69.2 PPG. The visiting Wildcats defense ranks No. 74 allowing on average 61.8 PPG. The Bears FG% has averaged 46% so far, less than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 50% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Weber State owns the country's No. 77-rated mark, allowing 65 points per game on the highway. Northern Colorado, on the other hand, rates No. 32 in scoring at home.
Weber State was a 66-51 winner in its last match on the road against North Dakota. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites. The Wildcats grabbed a 66-51 win over the Sioux on Thursday, behind a 21-point effort from Davion Berry at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.
Northern Colorado was a 78-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against Idaho State. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. The Bears grabbed a 78-63 win over the Bengals on Thursday, behind a 21-point effort from Paul Garnica at Butler-Hancock Pavilion.
Weber State Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Southern Utah are 6-4
After playing North Dakota are 1-0
After a win are 8-2
Northern Colorado Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-5
Before playing Montana are 6-4
After playing Idaho State are 5-5
After a win are 2-8
Weber State home to Southern Utah, Saturday, February 9
Northern Colorado at Montana, Thursday, February 7