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Northern Colorado Bears vs Colorado State Rams Betting Preview

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Dec 22, 9:05 PM | Butler-Hancock Pavilion

Colorado State Rams vs Northern Colorado Bears Odds


Butler-Hancock Pavilion features an NCAAB clash between the host Northern Colorado Bears and the visiting Colorado State Rams in college hoops action on Thursday.

Northern Colorado battles the Rams, currently sitting with a 6-4 mark (3-5-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-3 for the Bears and 6-3 for the Rams.

View Colorado State vs Northern Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bears are listed as 1.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bears at No. 147 and the Rams at No. 261 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 73-71 result in favor of the Rams.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Rams is ranked No. 313 in NCAA hoops at 31 per game. Contrast that with Northern Colorado’s No. 231 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Northern Colorado is the No. 70-ranked team in the country at 7.5 per game, while Colorado State rates No. 88 at 7.2 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Colorado State owns the country's No. 286-rated mark, allowing 78 points per game on the highway. Northern Colorado, on the other hand, rates No. 134 in scoring at home.

Colorado State won its last outing, an 85-61 result against Texas Southern on December 19. The battle between the Rams and Tigers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Texas Southern was handed an 85-61 defeat on Monday at Moby Arena.

Last time out for Northern Colorado, they were a 93-72 loser as they battled Marquette on the road. They covered in the match as a 25.5-point underdog. Northern Colorado was run off the court by the Golden Eagles on Saturday as Marquette routed them 93-72 at Bradley Center.

Colorado State Rams Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Texas El Paso are 3-1
After playing Texas Southern are 1-0
After a win are 5-5

Northern Colorado Bears Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Northern Arizona are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Rams at Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado State's last 6 games on the road
Colorado State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Colorado State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Northern Colorado is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games at home
Northern Colorado is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
Northern Colorado is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Colorado State

Next up:
Colorado State at Texas El Paso, Wednesday, December 28
Northern Colorado home to Northern Arizona, Saturday, December 31