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Northern Colorado Bears face Weber State Wildcats: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Northern Colorado BearsWeber State Wildcats
13-7February 08, 2014, 09:00 | Dee Events Center12-7

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Dee Events Center Saturday as host Weber State looks to handle the Northern Colorado Bears in NCAA hoops action.

The Wildcats are 12-7 so far on the season, and 7-9 ATS vs. the number. The Bears, meanwhile, are 13-7 and 7-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Weber State go 8-8 and the Bears go 8-6-1 on the totals.

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

Weber State opened as -7-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 28 (Wildcats) and the No. 27 (Bears) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Last time out for Northern Colorado, they were a 73-70 loser as they battled Idaho State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point favorite. Derrick Barden scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Bears to a win (they lost 73-70 to Idaho State at Holt Arena on Thursday).

Weber State was an 84-72 winner in its last match at home against North Dakota. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Weber State earned an 84-72 victory over North Dakota on Thursday, getting 21 points from Davion Berry at Dee Events Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bears is ranked No. 170 in NCAA hoops at 34.4 per game. Contrast that with Weber State’s No. 124 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Weber State is the No. 97-ranked team in the country at 6.58 per game, while Northern Colorado rates No. 127 at 6.1 per game.

A few Bears at Wildcats trends to consider:
Northern Colorado is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Northern Colorado is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Colorado's last 6 games
Northern Colorado is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Weber State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Weber State's last 5 games
Weber State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Weber State's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Northern Colorado home to Montana, Thursday, February 13th
Weber State at Southern Utah, Thursday, February 13th