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North Dakota Sioux vs. Northern Colorado Bears - 3/4/14

Northern Colorado Bears (16-11) at North Dakota Sioux (14-14)

College Basketball: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Betty Engelstad Sioux Center)

The Line: North Dakota Sioux -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds


The only Big Sky college basketball matchup on Tuesday will be a meeting between North Dakota and Northern Colorado. These teams played back on December 29, and Northern Colorado won 84-66.  

North Dakota is enjoying a three-game winning streak and has won four of its last five games. On the season, it averages 72 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allows 75 points on 50.3 percent shooting. However, in its last five games the defense has improved, as it is holding teams to 68.6 points on 48.4 percent shooting. North Dakota averages 74.4 points and allows 70.5 points on the road. It is also 10-16 ATS overall and 5-10 ATS on the road.

North Dakota Sioux vs. Northern Colorado Bears - 3/4/14

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The Bears have lost three straight and seven of their last 10 games, as they are quickly slipping towards the middle of the pack in the standings. In their last five games, they’re averaging 69.8 points on 46.5 percent shooting and are allowing 73.6 points on 50.4 percent shooting. They’ve allowed at least 77 points in three straight games and have given up 70 or more points in nine of their last 10 contests. At home, they average 66.7 points and allow 73 points. They are 9-13 ATS overall and 5-6 ATS on their home court.

North Dakota is 4-1 ATS in its last five games following an ATS loss and is 1-4 ATS in its last five games following a SU win. Northern Colorado is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games overall and 0-6 ATS in its last six games following a SU loss.

Neither of these teams are really worthy of putting money on, which is why I’m waiting for the total to be released. Make sure to take a look at the over as neither team plays defense and the over has hit in nine of the last 12 Bears’ games following a SU loss.

This should clear 150 total points with ease. 

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Over 145.5

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