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College Basketball Matchup - Marquette Golden Eagles Northern Colorado Bears Odds Preview

Northern Colorado BearsMarquette Golden Eagles
Dec 17, 4:00 PM | Bradley Center

Northern Colorado Bears vs Marquette Golden Eagles Odds


Bradley Center features an NCAAB clash between the host Marquette Golden Eagles and the visiting Northern Colorado Bears in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Golden Eagles sit at 9-0 (3-3 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bears are currently 3-6 (4-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Marquette is 4-2 OU, and Northern Colorado is 4-3 OU.

View Northern Colorado vs Marquette Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Golden Eagles installed as 24.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 32 (Golden Eagles) and the No. 141 (Bears) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 94-72 result in favor of the Golden Eagles has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Marquette's No. 12 nationally ranked offense (83 points per game) against a Bears defense that sits as the No. 291 at 72.9 PPG. The Golden Eagles have been averaging 49.9% from the field, more than the Bears have managed so far this season (47.2% on average).

Defensively, Northern Colorado features the nation's No. 245-rated defense on the road, allowing 75 points per game. Marquette, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Northern Colorado, they were a 71-65 loser as they battled Denver at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog. The Bears got 19 points from Tate Unruh, but it was Denver that prevailed in a 71-65 final on Wednesday at Butler-Hancock Pavilion.

Last time out for Marquette, they were a 79-61 winner as they battled Wisc-Green Bay at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 19.5-point favorite. Marquette got 21 points from Jae Crowder en route to a 79-61 victory over Wisc-Green Bay on Saturday at Bradley Center.

Northern Colorado Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Colorado State are 2-5
After playing Denver are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Marquette Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Wisc-Green Bay are 3-0
After a win are 9-1

A few Bears at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Northern Colorado's last 23 games on the road
Northern Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Marquette is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Marquette is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Northern Colorado home to Colorado State, Thursday, December 22
Marquette at LSU, Monday, December 19