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Northern Colorado Bears Home to Idaho State Bengals in NCAA Basketball Betting

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

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Idaho State Bengals before tip-off in this one found them as 8.5-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Idaho State Bengals vs Northern Colorado Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Northern Colorado Bears are 7-10 overall and 6-7 ATS, while the Idaho State Bengals are 3-14 and 3-10 ATS. As for the betting totals, Northern Colorado boasts a 5-7-1 on the OU, and Idaho State is 3-9-1.

The Northern Colorado Bears sit at No. 210 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Idaho State Bengals sit at No. 333 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Northern Colorado has the nation's No. 194-rated offensive output, at 71.35 PPG. The visiting Idaho State Bengals defense ranks No. 227 allowing on average 77.29 PPG. The Bears FG% has averaged 43.4% so far, more than the Northern Colorado Bengals marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.57% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Ethan Telfair scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Bengals to a win (they lost 77-62 to Idaho at Reed Gym on Saturday).

Northern Colorado got 19 points from Dj Miles but lost anyway, 68-53, to Montana State on Saturday at Worthington Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Idaho State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Idaho State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Idaho State's last 6 games
  • Idaho State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Northern Colorado is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northern Colorado's last 7 games
  • Northern Colorado is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Northern Colorado is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Idaho State

Next Betting Matchups

Idaho State at North Dakota, Saturday, January 21st
Northern Colorado at Weber State, Saturday, January 21st