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Wildcats vs Bears College Hoops Game Preview

Weber State WildcatsNorthern Colorado Bears
Feb 23, 9:05 PM | Butler-Hancock Pavilion

Weber State Wildcats vs Northern Colorado Bears Odds


The Northern Colorado Bears will hit the floor running against the visiting Weber State Wildcats Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Wildcats will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 11-10-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Bears are 12-11-1 ATS. Weber State is 14-10 on the totals; Northern Colorado is 14-9-1.

View Weber State vs Northern Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bears are listed as 6-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bears, most recently No. 241 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Wildcats, who rate No. 107 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 84-71 victory for the Wildcats.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Northern Colorado's No. 78-ranked offense, averaging 72.3 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 207 at 68.2 PPG. The Bears field goal percentage has averaged 48.2% so far, more than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.5% per game.

Defensively, Weber State features the nation's No. 232-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.3 points per game. Northern Colorado, meanwhile, comes in at No. 126 nationally in scoring at home.

Weber State was a 72-70 winner in its last match at home against Texas-Arlington. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Weber State got 19 points from Scott Bamforth en route to a 72-70 victory over Texas-Arlington on Saturday at Dee Events Center.

Northern Colorado was an 81-73 winner in their most recent outing at home against Cal Poly. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. Tevin Svihovec went off for 34 points and added 4 rebounds for good measure, leading Northern Colorado to an 81-73 win over Cal Poly on Saturday at Butler-Hancock Pavilion.

Weber State Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Montana are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

Northern Colorado Bears Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-2
Before playing Portland State are 7-3
After a win are 2-8

A few Wildcats at Bears trends to consider:
Weber State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Northern Colorado's last 7 games when playing Weber State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Colorado's last 5 games
Northern Colorado is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
Northern Colorado is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Weber State at Montana, Tuesday, February 28
Northern Colorado at Portland State, Tuesday, February 28