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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Idaho Vandals Over Northern Colorado Bears

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Northern Colorado Bears taking on the Idaho Vandals Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Northern Colorado Bears in this one, their betting line was listed as 7-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Northern Colorado Bears vs Idaho Vandals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Northern Colorado Bears have watched them go 8-15 and 9-12 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Idaho Vandals are at 14-10 and 10-10 ATS. In totals betting, the Idaho Vandals are 5-15, while the Northern Colorado Bears have a 11-10 mark.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 168 (Idaho) and the No. 247 (Northern Colorado) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Idaho's No. 199-ranked scoring average of 69.46 PPG, against a Northern Colorado Bears defense rated No. 245 and allowing 80.65 PPG. The Idaho Vandals FG% has averaged 43.88% to date this season, less than the Northern Colorado Bears shooters have managed so far (45.31% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Northern Colorado was run off the court by the Bengals on Saturday as Idaho State routed them 90-57 at Butler-Hancock Hall.

The Vandals got 15 points from Arkadiy Mkrtychyan, but it was Northern Arizona that prevailed in a 72-70 final on Saturday at Walkup Skydome.

Betting Trends
  • Northern Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Northern Colorado is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Northern Colorado's last 8 games
  • Northern Colorado is 4-11-1 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
  • Idaho is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Idaho's last 6 games
  • Idaho is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Northern Colorado at Eastern Washington, Saturday, February 13th
Idaho at North Dakota, Saturday, February 13th