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Northern Colorado Bears Face the Montana Grizzlies: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

College basketball betting interest will be high on Saturday when the Bears of Northern Colorado hit the hard court against the Grizzlies of Montana.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Montana sat as -15-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Northern Colorado Bears vs Montana Grizzlies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northern Colorado Bears will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 11-16 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Montana Grizzlies are 13-10-2 ATS. Northern Colorado Bears are 14-13 on betting the total; Montana Grizzlies are 11-13-1.

This game puts the Montana Grizzlies, most recently No. 37 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Northern Colorado Bears, who rate No. 236 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Montana has the nation's No. 148-rated offensive output, at 72.71 PPG. The visiting Northern Colorado Bears defense ranks No. 251 allowing on average 80.55 PPG. The Grizzlies FG% has averaged 46.21% so far, more than the Montana Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.3% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bears endured a 81-63 loss at the hands of the Bobcats on Thursday, despite a 14-point effort from Jordan Davis at Worthington Arena.

The Grizzlies blew out North Dakota on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 71-46 win at Dahlberg Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Northern Colorado is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Northern Colorado is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Northern Colorado's last 9 games
  • Northern Colorado is 5-14-1 ATS in its last 20 games on the road
  • Montana is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Montana is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Montana's last 9 games
  • Montana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home