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Idaho State Bengals battle vs Northern Colorado Bears highlights college basketball odds menu

Northern Colorado BearsIdaho State Bengals
13-6February 06, 2014, 09:05 | Holt Arena7-12

The Idaho State Bengals will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Northern Colorado Bears at Holt Arena on Thursday in NCAA hoops play.

The Bengals sit at 7-12 (9-5 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bears are currently 13-6 (7-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Idaho State is 6-8 OU, and Northern Colorado is 7-6-1 OU.

View Northern Colorado Bears vs Idaho State Bengals Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Bengals in this one found them listed as 2-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Thursday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Bears was expected to move the line.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 27-rated Northern Colorado taking on the No. 144-rated Bengals in this contest.

In their last action, Northern Colorado was a 94-90 loser on the road against Eastern Washington. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Jordan Wilson scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Bears to a win (they lost 94-90 to Eastern Washington at Reese Court on Saturday).

Idaho State was a 67-65 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Northern Arizona. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs. The Bengals endured a 67-65 loss at the hands of the Lumberjacks on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from Chris Hansen at Walkup Skydome.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Idaho State's No. 163 nationally ranked offense (70.74 points per game) against a Bears defense that sits as the No. 84 at 67.79 PPG. The Bengals have been averaging 45.18% from the field, less than the Bears have managed so far this season (49.24% on average).

Next up:
Northern Colorado at Weber State, Saturday, February 8th
Idaho State at North Dakota, Saturday, February 8th