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Northern Colorado Bears visit Montana Grizzlies in NCAAB hoops battle

Northern Colorado BearsMontana Grizzlies
Jan 19, 9:00 PM | Dahlberg Arena

Northern Colorado Bears vs Montana Grizzlies Odds


The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Montana and Northern Colorado on Thursday, with the host Grizzlies trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Montana will face the 6-10 Bears, who own a 8-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Grizzlies are 7-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bears are 8-6 favoring the OVER.

View Northern Colorado vs Montana Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Grizzlies installed as 11.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 161-rated Grizzlies and the No. 260-ranked Bears, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 73-68 result in favor of the Grizzlies.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Montana's No. 198-ranked offense, averaging 67.5 PPG, against a Bears defense that ranks No. 293 at 73.2 PPG. The Grizzlies field goal percentage has averaged 44.5% so far, less than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.3% per game.

Defensively, Northern Colorado features the nation's No. 261-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.3 points per game. Montana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 280 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Northern Colorado was a 71-70 winner at home against Eastern Washington. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. The Bears got 13 points from Mike Proctor as Northern Colorado ran past Eastern Washington 71-70 on Saturday at Butler-Hancock Pavilion.

Montana was an 80-64 loser in its last match on the road against Weber State. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Montana got 15 points from Will Cherry but lost anyway, 80-64, to Weber State on Saturday at Dee Events Center.

Northern Colorado Bears Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-8
Before playing Montana State are 4-6
After playing Eastern Washington are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Montana Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Sacramento State are 5-5
After playing Weber State are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Bears at Grizzlies trends to consider:
Northern Colorado is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Northern Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Montana
Montana is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Montana is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montana's last 5 games when playing Northern Colorado
Montana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Northern Colorado

Next up:
Northern Colorado at Montana State, Saturday, January 21
Montana home to Sacramento State, Saturday, January 21