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Denver Pioneers Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Northern Colorado Bears

The Denver Pioneers hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the point spread at Butler-Hancock Hall against the Northern Colorado Bears.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Northern Colorado sat as -5-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Denver Pioneers vs Northern Colorado Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Denver Pioneers have watched them go 5-5 and 3-6 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Northern Colorado Bears are at 7-3 and 5-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Northern Colorado Bears are 2-5, while the Denver Pioneers have a 5-4 mark.

This game puts the Northern Colorado Bears, most recently No. 110 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Denver Pioneers, who rate No. 269 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Denver is ranked No. 63 in NCAA basketball at 38.8 per game. Contrast that with Northern Colorado's No. 38 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Northern Colorado is the No. 125-ranked team in the country at 8 per game, while Denver rates No. 164 at 7.3 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pioneers got 21 points from Daniel Amigo as Denver ran past USC Upstate 84-69 on Saturday at Magness Arena.

Northern Colorado cruised to victory on Sunday, running Oklahoma Panhandle State out of the gym and running up a 104-53 score at Butler-Hancock Hall.

Next Betting Matchups

Denver at Stanford, Friday, December 15th
Northern Colorado at Wyoming, Tuesday, December 19th