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Northern Colorado Bears Visit North Dakota Sioux in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Northern Colorado Bears


North Dakota Sioux
Saturday, January 17, 2015 3:00 PM ET
Betty Engelstad Sioux Center

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the North Dakota Sioux try to run the Northern Colorado Bears off the court at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center in college hoops action.

Northern Colorado Bears vs North Dakota Sioux Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Northern Colorado Bears opened as -2.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total was set to open a bit later (check out [custom:bodog] for the latest situation).

Northern Colorado Bears vs North Dakota Sioux Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northern Colorado Bears will look to cover the spread vs the North Dakota Sioux on Saturday, as the Bears are 4-7 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Sioux are 7-6 ATS. Northern Colorado is 3-2 against the total, while North Dakota is 4-3-1 versus the total betting line.

The Sioux - Bears odds would favor the Bears if the lines were set according to our power ranks. North Dakota is rated No. 332 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Northern Colorado is at No. 258.

How Northern Colorado Bears vs North Dakota Sioux Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up North Dakota's No. 220 nationally ranked offense (63.13 points per game) against a Northern Colorado Bears defense that sits as the No. 219 at 70.93 PPG. The North Dakota Sioux have been averaging 43.45% from the field, less than the Bears have managed so far this season (48.73% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Northern Colorado got 26 points from Tevin Svihovec en route to a 84-73 victory over Sacramento State on Saturday at Butler-Hancock Hall.

Quinton Hooker scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Sioux to a win (they lost 82-75 to Portland State at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center on Saturday).

Northern Colorado Bears vs North Dakota Sioux Betting Odds Trends

Northern Colorado is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Northern Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Northern Colorado is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Northern Colorado is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
North Dakota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
North Dakota is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
North Dakota is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Northern Colorado

Next Betting Matchups

Northern Colorado at Eastern Washington, Thursday, January 22nd
North Dakota at Idaho, Thursday, January 22nd