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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors North Dakota Fighting Hawks in Battle with Northern Colorado Bears

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Betty Engelstad Sioux Center Saturday as the North Dakota Fighting Hawks look to beat the odds vs the Northern Colorado Bears in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Northern Colorado Bears opened as 11-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Northern Colorado Bears vs North Dakota Fighting Hawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the North Dakota Fighting Hawks are 12-12 overall and 13-7-1 ATS, while the Northern Colorado Bears are 8-17 and 9-14 ATS. As for the betting totals, North Dakota boasts a 10-11 on the OU, and Northern Colorado is 13-10.

The North Dakota Fighting Hawks sit at No. 30 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Northern Colorado Bears sit at No. 248 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and North Dakota has the nation's No. 142-rated offensive output, at 73.46 PPG. The visiting Northern Colorado Bears defense ranks No. 254 allowing on average 81 PPG. The Fighting Hawks FG% has averaged 45.39% so far, more than the North Dakota Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.12% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bears got a huge 37-point effort from Anthony Johnson but still lost 97-80 against Eastern Washington on Saturday at Reese Court.

The Fighting Hawks got 15 points from Drick Bernstine, but it was Idaho that prevailed in a 65-64 final on Saturday at Cowan Spectrum.

Betting Trends
  • Northern Colorado is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Northern Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Northern Colorado is 4-13-1 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
  • Northern Colorado is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • North Dakota is 8-3-1 ATS in its last 12 games
  • North Dakota is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • North Dakota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Dakota's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Northern Colorado home to Sacramento State, Thursday, February 25th
North Dakota at Portland State, Thursday, February 25th