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North Dakota Fighting Hawks Visit Northern Colorado Bears in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

The Northern Colorado Bears host North Dakota on Saturday, looking to build on their 7-13 mark against the 10-9 Fighting Hawks in college basketball betting action at Butler-Hancock Hall.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Northern Colorado Bears in this one found them listed as 2-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Fighting Hawks was expected to move the line.

North Dakota Fighting Hawks vs Northern Colorado Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northern Colorado Bears are 7-13 so far on the season, and 8-10 ATS vs the number. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks, meanwhile, are 10-9 and 11-4-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Northern Colorado go 11-7 and the North Dakota Fighting Hawks go 8-8 on betting totals.

The Northern Colorado Bears sit at No. 235 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the North Dakota Fighting Hawks sit at No. 118 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and North Dakota is ranked No. 124 in NCAA basketball at 37.11 per game. Contrast that with Northern Colorado's No. 178 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Northern Colorado is the No. 160-ranked team in the country at 6.65 per game, while North Dakota rates No. 221 at 5.58 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Sioux got 28 points from Quinton Hooker as North Dakota ran past Southern Utah 88-72 on Saturday at Centrum Arena.

The Bears got 20 points from Jordan Wilson as Northern Colorado ran past Northern Arizona 84-79 on Saturday at Walkup Skydome.

Betting Trends
  • North Dakota is 6-0-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • North Dakota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Dakota's last 5 games
  • North Dakota is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Northern Colorado is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games
  • Northern Colorado is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Colorado's last 6 games at home
  • Northern Colorado is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing North Dakota

Next Betting Matchups

North Dakota home to Idaho State, Thursday, February 4th
Northern Colorado at Weber State, Thursday, February 4th