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UC Riverside Highlanders face Northern Colorado Bears: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

UC Riverside HighlandersNorthern Colorado Bears
3-5December 16, 2013, 09:05 | Butler-Hancock Hall5-2

A key college battle sees the visiting UC Riverside Highlanders travelling to Northern Colorado Monday to take on the Bears.

Supporters of the Highlanders have watched them go 0-0 and 0-0 ATS on the year, while the Bears are at 0-0 and 0-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Bears are 0-2, while the Highlanders have a 2-3 mark.

View UC Riverside Highlanders vs Northern Colorado Bears Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Bears as -13-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

The Bears sit at No. 79 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Highlanders sit at No. 277 on the same chart.

UC Riverside was a 62-52 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Air Force. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs. UC Riverside got 14 points from Taylor Johns but lost anyway, 62-52, to Air Force on Saturday at Clune Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Highlanders is ranked No. in NCAA hoops at per game. Contrast that with Northern Colorado’s No. mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Northern Colorado is the No. 109-ranked team in the country at 6.43 per game, while UC Riverside rates No. 253 at 3.38 per game.

Next up:
UC Riverside home to Illinois-Chicago, Friday, December 20th
Northern Colorado at Wyoming, Sunday, December 22nd