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Montana State Bobcats face Northern Colorado Bears: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Montana State BobcatsNorthern Colorado Bears
12-12February 15, 2014, 09:05 | Butler-Hancock Hall14-8

A key college battle sees the visiting Montana State Bobcats travelling to Northern Colorado Saturday to take on the Bears.

The Bears currently sports a 14-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-10 ATS. The Bobcats are 12-12 and 9-12-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bears produce a 10-6-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bobcats have gone 8-12 against the number.

View Montana State Bobcats vs Northern Colorado Bears Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Bears in this one found them listed as -10.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Saturday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Bobcats was expected to move the line.

The Bears - Bobcats odds would favor the Bears if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Northern Colorado is rated No. 117 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Montana State is at No. 224.

Montana State won its last outing, a 78-70 result against North Dakota on February 13. They covered in that game as an 8-point underdog. Montana State got 19 points from Flavien Davis en route to a 78-70 victory over North Dakota on Thursday at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

Northern Colorado won its last outing, an 89-86 result against Montana on February 13. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. The Bears got 21 points from Tevin Svihovec as Northern Colorado ran past Montanan 89-86 on Thursday at Butler-Hancock Hall.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bobcats rank No. 227 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.08 per game. That compares with Northern Colorado’s No. 180 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Northern Colorado is college basketball's No. 142-ranked team at 5.95 per game, while the Bobcats rate No. 109 with 6.46 per game.

A few Bobcats at Bears trends to consider:
Montana State is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montana State's last 6 games
Montana State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Montana State is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Northern Colorado is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Northern Colorado is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
Northern Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Colorado's last 5 games

Next up:
Montana State home to Idaho State, Thursday, February 20th
Northern Colorado at Northern Arizona, Thursday, February 20th