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Weber State Wildcats take on Bears in NCAA basketball test

Weber State WildcatsNorthern Colorado Bears
Feb 2, 9:05 PM | Butler-Hancock Pavilion

Weber State Wildcats vs Northern Colorado Bears Odds

14-5TEAM RECORD6-13

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.

View Weber State vs Northern Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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 Bovada 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.

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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

Next up:
Weber State home to Southern Utah, Saturday, February 9
Northern Colorado at Montana, Thursday, February 7