Northern Colorado vs. Montana State - 2/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montana State Bobcats (4-19) at Northern Colorado Bears (12-10)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Butler-Hancock Hall)
The Line: Northern Colorado Bears -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Montana State Bobcats and Northern Colorado Bears meet Thursday at the Bank of Colorado Arena.
The Montana State Bobcats have lost five straight and look for their first road win of the year. On the season, Montana State is averaging 60.7 points on 38.8 percent shooting and is allowing 71.7 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Michael Dison is averaging 13.1 points and 3.7 rebounds while Marcus Colbert is averaging 11.2 points and five assists. Danny Robison is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Norman is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Montana State Bobcats have four players averaging at least 9.7 points, and they’re shooting 70.4 percent from the line and 35.5 percent from deep. Defensively, Montana State is allowing 40.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 71 or more points in four of its last five games.
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The Northern Colorado Bears are playing their best ball with wins in five of their last eight games. On the season, Northern Colorado is averaging 74.1 points on 48.1 percent shooting and is allowing 73.9 points on 48.5 percent shooting. Cameron Michael is averaging 13.1 points and 2.5 rebounds while Tevin Svihovec is averaging 12.9 points and three assists. Tim Huskisson is the third double-digit scorer and Dominique Lee is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Northern Colorado Bears have four players averaging at least 9.7 points, and they’re shooting 72 percent from the line and 40.6 percent from deep. Defensively, Northern Colorado is allowing 41.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 76 or more points in five of its last seven games.
The Bobcats are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bears are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bobcats are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the favorite 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
Neither of these teams are great at covering the spread, but the Montana State Bobcats are just terrible, terrible. Northern Colorado is playing its best at the moment and should be able to win this game by double digits.