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Montana State vs. Northern Colorado - 1/4/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Northern Colorado Bears (11-4) at Montana State Bobcats (9-6)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Worthington Arena)

The Line: Montana State Bobcats +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Northern Colorado Bears visit the Montana State Bobcats in Thursday college basketball action in the Big Sky.

The Northern Colorado Bears have been riding their offense in a 2-0 start to the conference schedule and needed every point last time out in an 81-77 victory versus the Idaho Vandals as a three point home favorite. The box score was basically even throughout with Northern Colorado sinking four  more long balls.

Montana State vs. Northern Colorado - 1/4/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Andre Spight led all scorers with 28 points and three assists on 8-18 from the floor which included a 6-12 effort from beyond the arc. The Bears received 23 points, five boards and five helpers from Jordan Davis on 8-18 shooting followed by Tanner Morgan with a 13  point, five rebound performance on 5-6 from the field. 

Montana State will be aiming for a third straight conference win following a 76-73, overtime victory at the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks as a five point road favorite on Saturday. Montana State was outshot 42.9%-30.7% but totaled 19 more looks at the basket to stay competitive before winning it at the foul line. 

Keljin Blevins saved the day for the Bobcats as he exploded for a game high 26 points and six helpers on 8-12 from the floor and a 9-9 effort at the stripe. Montana State received 16 points, six pulls and three helpers from Tyler Hall on 4-18 while Dvonte Klines and Sam Neumann tossed in nine points each with Neumann grabbing ten rebounds.

Northern Colorado are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and Northern Colorado  are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Big Sky and Northern Colorado  are 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall. Montana State are 7-16-1 ATS in their last 24 games overall and Montana State  are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 home games and Montana State are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 vs. Big Sky.

I think both teams are capable of making an impact in the Big Sky but I think Northern Colorado has the potential here…

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