Northern Colorado vs Idaho State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/22/20

Northern Colorado vs Idaho State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/22/20 Photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Idaho State Bengals (2-4) at Northern Colorado Bears (3-2)

College Basketball: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Bank of Colorado Arena)

The Line: Northern Colorado Bears -9 -- Over/Under: 134.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Idaho State Bengals and Northern Colorado Bears meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Bank of Colorado Arena.

The Idaho State Bengals look for another win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Idaho State Bengals are averaging 72.7 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 60.7 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Tarik Cool is averaging 13.4 points and 2.6 assists while Robert Ford III is averaging 12.7 points and 7.3 rebounds. Brayden Parker is grabbing six rebounds and Malik Porter is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Idaho State Bengals are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Idaho State Bengals are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.7 rebounds per game.

The Northern Colorado Bears look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Northern Colorado Bears are averaging 69.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 67.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Bodie Hume is averaging 17.4 points and 1.8 assists while Daylen Kountz is averaging 14.8 points and four rebounds. Matt Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Kur Jockuch is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Northern Colorado Bears are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 65.2 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Colorado Bears are allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.6 rebounds per game.

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The Bengals are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Bears are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The over is 16-5 in Bengals last 21 overall. The over is 8-3 in Bears last 11 overall.

The Northern Colorado Bears are the better team here, and they've done a nice job of beating the teams they're supposed to beat. Northern Colorado has also had far and way more success against the number than Idaho State. While they've won three straight games, the Idaho State Bengals haven't exactly had the toughest schedule up to this point and I don't believe in their defense quite yet. I'll take the Bears and the chalk.

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Randy’s Pick Northern Colorado Bears -9

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