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Northern Colorado Bears vs Denver Pioneers in college hoops odds

Denver PioneersNorthern Colorado Bears
Dec 14, 9:05 PM | Butler-Hancock Pavilion

Denver Pioneers vs Northern Colorado Bears Odds


Northern Colorado will look to improve on its 3-5 record on Wednesday when they host Denver in NCAAB odds action at Butler-Hancock Pavilion.

The Bears sit at 3-5 (4-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Pioneers are currently 6-2 (4-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Northern Colorado is 3-3 OU, and Denver is 4-2 OU.

View Denver vs Northern Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Bears as 1-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 141-ranked Bears and the No. 195-rated Pioneers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 74-69 win for the Pioneers on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Pioneers is ranked No. 344 in NCAA hoops at 24.4 per game. Contrast that with Northern Colorado’s No. 194 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Northern Colorado is the No. 81-ranked team in the country at 7.2 per game, while Denver rates No. 52 at 7.9 per game.

Defensively, Denver features the nation's No. 76-rated defense on the road, allowing 64 points per game. Northern Colorado, meanwhile, comes in at No. 97 nationally in scoring at home.

Denver lost its last outing, an 80-78 result against Iona on December 7. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. Brett Olson scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Pioneers to a win (they lost 80-78 to Iona at Magness Arena on Wednesday).

Northern Colorado was a 98-66 winner in its last match at home against Johnson & Wales. The battle between the Bears and Wildcats didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Johnson & Wales was handed a 98-66 defeat on Saturday at Butler-Hancock Pavilion.

Denver Pioneers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Boise State are 1-0
After a loss are 5-5

Northern Colorado Bears Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-7
After playing Johnson & Wales are 3-2
After a win are 7-3

A few Pioneers at Bears trends to consider:
Denver is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Northern Colorado is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games at home
Northern Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Denver
Northern Colorado is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Denver home to Boise State, Saturday, December 17
Northern Colorado at Marquette, Saturday, December 17