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Northern Colorado Bears take on Catamounts in college basketball test

Northern Colorado BearsWestern Carolina Catamounts
Nov 25, 3:30 PM | South Padre Convention Center

Northern Colorado Bears vs Western Carolina Catamounts Odds


South Padre Convention Center features an NCAAB clash between the host Western Carolina Catamounts and the visiting Northern Colorado Bears in college hoops action on Friday.

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at South Padre Convention Center.

Supporters of the Bears have watched them go 0-4 and 2-2 ATS on the year, while the Catamounts are at 2-3 and 0-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Catamounts are 1-2, while the Bears have a 3-1 mark.

View Northern Colorado vs Western Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bears are listed as 1.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 217-rated Catamounts and the No. 257-ranked Bears, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 69-61 result in favor of the Catamounts.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bears rank No. 320 in NCAA Division 1 with 29.8 per game. That compares with Western Carolina’s No. 328 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Western Carolina is college basketball's No. 212-ranked team at 5.6 per game, while the Bears rate No. 23 with 9 per game.

Defensively, Northern Colorado features the nation's No. 298-rated defense on the road, allowing 81 points per game. Western Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 nationally in scoring at home.

Northern Colorado was a 90-82 loser in its last match on the road against Iowa State. They covered the 16.5–point spread as underdogs. The Bears endured a 90-82 loss at the hands of the Cyclones on Tuesday, despite a 16-point effort from Tim Huskisson at Hilton Coliseum.

Western Carolina was a 59-39 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Northern Iowa. They failed to cover the 14–point spread as underdogs. Western Carolina was run off the court by the Panthers on Tuesday as Northern Iowa routed them 59-39 at McLeod Center.

Northern Colorado Bears Trends:
When playing on Friday are 0-5
After playing Iowa State are 0-2
After a loss are 3-7

Western Carolina Catamounts Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Samford are 3-3
After playing Northern Iowa are 1-0
After a loss are 5-5

A few Bears at Catamounts trends to consider:
Western Carolina is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
Western Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Northern Colorado home to Westminster Ut, Thursday, December 1
Western Carolina at Samford, Thursday, December 1