Northern Colorado vs. Idaho - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Northern Colorado vs. Idaho - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Idaho Vandals (7-20) at Northern Colorado Bears (19-8)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Bank of Colorado Arena)

The Line: Northern Colorado Bears -17.5 -- Over/Under: 135

TV: Pluto

The Idaho Vandals and Northern Colorado Bears meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Bank of Colorado Arena.

The Idaho Vandals need a win after losing 11 of their last 13 games. The Idaho Vandals are averaging 65.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 70.4 points on 44 percent shooting. Trevon Allen is averaging 19.5 points and 4.5 rebounds while BJ Simmons is averaging 10.7 points and 2.6 rebounds. Scott Blakney is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Marquell Fraser is dishing 2.4 assists. The Idaho Vandals are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 67.4 percent from the free throw line. The Idaho Vandals are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game. The Idaho Vandals have lost 10 of their last 12 road games.

The Northern Colorado Bears look to stay hot after winning 12 of their last 15 games. The Northern Colorado Bears are averaging 73.8 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 62 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Jonah Radebaugh is averaging 15.7 points and 6.2 assists while Bodie Hume is averaging 14.2 points and 4.6 rebounds. Trent Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Matt Johnson is grabbing 1.6 rebounds. The Northern Colorado Bears are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 68.6 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Colorado Bears are allowing 27.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game. The Northern Colorado Bears have won 10 of their last 12 home games.

The road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The favorite is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.

The Northern Colorado Bears beat Idaho on the road about a month ago by 21 points, and they now get them at home where they win by an average of 17.4 points and shoot 47.8 percent from the field. The Northern Colorado Bears are also 6-4 against the spread at home and 16-9 against the spread on the season. The Idaho Vandals lose on the road by an average of 8.8 points, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 11.4 points while struggling defensively. I have no choice but to lay the big number with Northern Colorado at home.

Randy’s Pick Northern Colorado Bears -17.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.