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Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs Northern Colorado Bears College Basketball Betting Preview

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Southern Utah Thunderbirds taking on the Northern Colorado Bears Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Northern Colorado Bears in this one found them listed as -10.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Thunderbirds was expected to move the line.

Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs Northern Colorado Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds will look to cover the spread vs the Northern Colorado Bears on Thursday, as the Thunderbirds are 6-5-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bears are 6-3 ATS. Southern Utah is 7-4-1 against the total, while Northern Colorado is 3-5-1 versus the total betting line.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 246-rated Southern Utah Thunderbirds taking on the No. 266-rated Northern Colorado Bears in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Southern Utah is ranked No. 110 in NCAA basketball at 37.93 per game. Contrast that with Northern Colorado's No. 107 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Northern Colorado is the No. 71-ranked team in the country at 8.62 per game, while Southern Utah rates No. 59 at 8.86 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Randy Onwuasor poured in a team-high 37 points for Southern Utah on Saturday, as they defeated Northern Arizona 93-80 at Walkup Skydome.

The Bears grabbed a 73-59 win over the Vikings on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Jordan Davis at Peter W Stott Center.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Utah is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Utah's last 5 games
  • Southern Utah is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Southern Utah is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • Northern Colorado is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Northern Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Northern Colorado is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
  • Northern Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Utah at North Dakota, Saturday, January 7th
Northern Colorado at Northern Arizona, Saturday, January 7th