Denver vs Northern Colorado College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/16/20

Denver vs Northern Colorado College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/16/20 Photo by Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

Northern Colorado Bears (2-1) at Denver Pioneers (1-3)

College Basketball: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Magness Arena)

The Line: Denver Pioneers +6 -- Over/Under: 142.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Northern Colorado Bears and Denver Pioneers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Hamilton Gymnasium.

The Northern Colorado Bears look for a win to build on their 2-1 record. The Northern Colorado Bears are averaging 71.7 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 67 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Bodie Hume is averaging 18.7 points and two assists while Daylen Kountz is averaging 11.7 points and 2.7 rebounds. Matt Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Kur Jockuch is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The Northern Colorado Bears are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 58.1 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Colorado Bears are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game.

The Denver Pioneers need a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Denver Pioneers are averaging 69 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 76.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Jase Townsend is averaging 17.8 points and 1.3 assists while Robert Jones is averaging 11.8 points and 4.5 rebounds. Sam Hines Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Frank Ryder is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Denver Pioneers are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Pioneers are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game.

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The Bears are 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 road games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Pioneers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Bears last 10 overall. The under is 5-1 in Pioneers last 6 overall. The favorite is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

The Northern Colorado Bears need a larger sample size before we can get a great feel about their team, but they have some respectable players on their roster and have shot the ball well through three games. The Denver Pioneers have had scoring issues during this three-game losing streak and just lost to Dixie State as a favorite. I'll lay the reasonable number with Northern Colorado, a team that's also had great success against the number.

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Randy’s Pick Northern Colorado Bears -6

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