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Northern Colorado Bears take on Bengals in college basketball test

Northern Colorado BearsIdaho State Bengals
Feb 28, 9:05 PM | Holt Arena

Northern Colorado Bears vs Idaho State Bengals Odds

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Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Holt Arena Monday as host Idaho State looks to handle the Northern Colorado Bears in NCAAB action.

The Bears will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 8-9-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bengals are 9-11 ATS. Northern Colorado is 10-7 against the total, while Idaho State is 12-8 versus the number.

View Northern Colorado vs Idaho State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Idaho State sat as 6.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bengals at No. 330 and the Bears at No. 95 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 74-61 result in favor of the Bears.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bears is ranked No. 144 in NCAA hoops at 35.6 per game. Contrast that with Idaho State’s No. 259 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Idaho State is the No. 326-ranked team in the country at 4.5 per game, while Northern Colorado rates No. 36 at 7.9 per game.

Defensively, Northern Colorado features the nation's No. 273-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.1 points per game. Idaho State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 255 nationally in scoring at home.

Northern Colorado won its last outing, a 72-71 result against Northern Arizona on February 26. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. Northern Colorado earned a 72-71 victory over Northern Arizona on Saturday, getting 23 points from Devon Beitzel at Butler-Hancock Pavilion.

In their last action, Idaho State was a 63-39 loser at home against Weber State. They failed to cover the 5–point spread as underdogs. The Bengals were hammered by Weber State on Tuesday, losing by a 63-39 final at Holt Arena in college basketball betting action.

Northern Colorado Bears Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Sacramento State are 4-5
After playing Northern Arizona are 3-7
After a win are 8-2

Idaho State Bengals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Montana State are 5-5
After playing Weber State are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Bears at Bengals trends to consider:
Northern Colorado is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Idaho State's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Idaho State's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Idaho State's last 6 games when playing Northern Colorado
Idaho State is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games

Next up:
Northern Colorado home to Sacramento State, Wednesday, March 2
Idaho State at Montana State, Wednesday, March 2