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Northern Colorado Bears vs Idaho State Bengals Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Butler-Hancock Hall Saturday as the Northern Colorado Bears look to beat the odds vs the Idaho State Bengals in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Northern Colorado Bears were listed as -10-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Idaho State Bengals vs Northern Colorado Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northern Colorado Bears sit at 11-7 (10-5 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Idaho State Bengals are currently 8-7 (8-4 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Northern Colorado is 9-6 OU, and Idaho State is 3-9 OU.

The Northern Colorado Bears sit at No. 69 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Idaho State Bengals sit at No. 123 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Northern Colorado's No. 83-ranked scoring average of 78.06 PPG, against a Idaho State Bengals defense rated No. 133 and allowing 71.4 PPG. The Northern Colorado Bears FG% has averaged 45.35% to date this season, less than the Idaho State Bengals shooters have managed so far (45.79% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bengals were hammered by North Dakota on Thursday, losing by a 81-58 final at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center in college basketball betting action.

The Bears endured a 78-74 loss at the hands of the Wildcats on Thursday, despite a 20-point effort from Andre Spight at Butler-Hancock Hall.

Betting Trends
  • Idaho State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Idaho State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Idaho State is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Idaho State's last 5 games
  • Northern Colorado is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
  • Northern Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Northern Colorado's last 8 games
  • Northern Colorado is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Idaho State home to Portland State, Thursday, January 18th
Northern Colorado at North Dakota, Saturday, January 20th