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Point spread favors Bears in battle with Bengals

Idaho State BengalsNorthern Colorado Bears
Jan 2, 9:05 PM | Butler-Hancock Pavilion

Idaho State Bengals vs Northern Colorado Bears Odds


The Northern Colorado Bears will try to pay off for their supporters on Monday when they play host to the Bengals at Butler-Hancock Pavilion in NCAAB action.

Supporters of the Bengals have watched them go 2-10 and 2-6-1 ATS on the year, while the Bears are at 4-8 and 6-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Bears are 7-3, while the Bengals have a 6-3 mark.

View Idaho State vs Northern Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 10-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 205-ranked Bears and the No. 314-rated Bengals in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 70-63 win for the Bears on Monday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Northern Colorado's No. 82-ranked offense, averaging 73.8 PPG, against a Bengals defense that ranks No. 286 at 73.1 PPG. The Bears field goal percentage has averaged 47.1% so far, more than the Bengals marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.2% per game.

Defensively, Idaho State features the nation's No. 218-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.4 points per game. Northern Colorado, meanwhile, comes in at No. 109 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Idaho State, they were a 78-64 loser as they battled Weber State on the road. They earned a push in the match as a 14-point underdog. Chase Grabau chucked in a team-high 31 points for Idaho State on Thursday, but they still came up short in losing 78-64 at Dee Events Center.

Northern Colorado was an 80-64 winner in their most recent outing at home against Northern Arizona. They covered the 7.5–point spread as favorites. Connor Osborne scored 14 points leading the Bears to an 80-64 victory over Northern Arizona at Butler-Hancock Pavilion on Saturday.

Idaho State Bengals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 1-9
Before playing Montana State are 5-5
After playing Weber State are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

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

A few Bengals at Bears trends to consider:
Idaho State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Idaho State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Northern Colorado is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Idaho State
Northern Colorado is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games at home
Northern Colorado is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games

Next up:
Idaho State home to Montana State, Thursday, January 5
Northern Colorado at Sacramento State, Saturday, January 7