Northern Colorado vs. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville - 12/23/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Northern Colorado vs. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville - 12/23/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars (2-8) at Northern Colorado Bears (6-4)

College Basketball: Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 2:00 pm (Orleans Arena)

The Line: Northern Colorado -13.5 -- Over/Under: 154 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

The Northern Colorado Bears face the SIU-Edwardsville Cougars in the Las Vegas Classic college basketball tournament.

The Northern Colorado Bears dropped a 74-67 decision to Rider in the Las Vegas Classic on Saturday. Northern Colorado trailed by ten points heading to the locker room and a late rally didn’t have enough punch with Rider holding a 47.3%-44.1% shooting edge and a decisive 14-advantage at the stripe.

Jordan Davis kept the Bears within striking distance with a contest high 21 points and seven helpers on 9-17 accuracy. Northern Colorado received 15 points, three yanks and four pulls on 5-11 from the field including 4-9 from beyond the arc while Trent Harris and Jonah Radebaugh netted nine points apiece with Radebaugh hauling in ten rebounds.

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The SIU-Edwardsville Cougars fell to the losers bracket of the Las Vegas Classic with an 85-79 loss to CSU Northridge on Saturday as a 3.5 point underdog. SIU-Edwardsville was outshot 54.4%-37.5% but totaled 19 offensive rebounds which led to 14 more shots to keep the game close. 

David McFarland kept the Cougars competitive with 18 points and four pulls on 5-16 from the floor and 6-7 at the stripe followed by Daniel Kinchen with 15 points on 6-12 accuracy and 4-7 at the stripe. Tyrese Williford gave SIUE 15 points, six rebounds and six helpers on 5-13 shooting followed by Cameron Williams with ten points on 3-7.

Over is 6-2 in SIUE last 8 overall and over is 6-2 in SIUE last 8 non-conference games. Under is 19-4 in Northern Colorado last 23 neutral site games and over is 6-2 in Northern Colorado last 8 overall and over is 6-2 in Northern Colorado last 8 games.

Northern Colorado is the choice here although they didn't look like it Saturday...

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Mark’s Pick Northern Colorado -13.5

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