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
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.
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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…