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Kansas State Wildcats vs Northern Colorado Bears Betting Matchup Report

Northern Colorado BearsKansas State Wildcats
13-18November 08, 2013, 09:00 | Bramlage Coliseum27-8

Bramlage Coliseum features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Kansas State Wildcats and the visiting Northern Colorado Bears in college hoops action on Friday.

The Bears will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 13-16 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Wildcats are 15-16 ATS. Northern Colorado is 13-13 against the total, while Kansas State is 13-15-1 versus the number.

View Northern Colorado Bears vs Kansas State Wildcats Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Northern Colorado before tip-off in this one found them as 16.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

This game puts the Wildcats, most recently No. 28 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bears, who rate No. 37 in the latest survey.

Northern Colorado lost its last outing, a 70-56 result against Montana on March 15. They failed to cover in that game as an 8-point underdog. The Bears got 18 points from Connor Osborne, but it was Montana that prevailed in a 70-56 final on Friday at Dahlberg Arena.

Kansas State was a 63-61 loser in their most recent outing at home against La Salle. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. Jordan Henriquez scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Wildcats to a win (they lost 63-61 to La Salle at Sprint Center on Friday).

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Kansas State's No. 102-ranked scoring average of 68.97 PPG, against a Bears defense rated No. 203 and allowing 70.35 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 43.56% to date this season, less than the Bears shooters have managed so far (46.33% per game).

A few Bears at Wildcats trends to consider:
Northern Colorado is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
Northern Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Northern Colorado is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Northern Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Kansas State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Kansas State is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas State's last 5 games
Kansas State is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Northern Colorado home to Colorado Christian, Tuesday, November 12th
Kansas State at Oral Roberts, Wednesday, November 13th