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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Bobcats underdogs vs Bears at Montana State

Northern Colorado BearsMontana State Bobcats
10-3January 16, 2014, 09:05 | Worthington Arena8-7

The Montana State Bobcats hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Northern Colorado Bears pay a visit to Worthington Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

The Bobcats bring a 8-7 record (6-6-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 10-3 Bears, who are 5-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Montana State go 5-6 so far and the Bears go 4-4.

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

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Montana State Bobcats as 2.5-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bobcats at No. 119 and the Bears at No. 47 heading into this contest.

In their last action, Northern Colorado was an 82-75 winner at home against Idaho State. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as favorites. Tim Huskisson scored 22 points leading the Bears to an 82-75 victory over Idaho State at Butler-Hancock Hall on Saturday.

Last time out for Montana State, they were a 77-72 loser as they battled Eastern Washington on the road. They earned a push in the match as a 5-point underdog. The Bobcats got 17 points from Flavien Davis, but it was Eastern Washington that prevailed in a 77-72 final on Saturday at Reese Court.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Montana State's No. 222-rated squad against Northern Colorado's No. 141-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Montana State rates No. 59 in the country with 7.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 103 nationally with 6.54 per match.

A few Bears at Bobcats trends to consider:
Northern Colorado is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Colorado's last 5 games
Northern Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Northern Colorado is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Montana State
Montana State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Montana State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Montana State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Northern Colorado
Montana State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Northern Colorado

Next up:
Northern Colorado home to Montana, Saturday, January 18th
Montana State at North Dakota, Saturday, January 18th