Northern Colorado vs Idaho State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/23/20

Northern Colorado vs Idaho State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/23/20 Photo by Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Idaho State Bengals (2-5) at Northern Colorado Bears (4-2)

College Basketball: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Bank of Colorado Arena)

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The Idaho State Bengals and the Northern Colorado Bears meet in college basketball action from the Bank of Colorado Arena on Wednesday afternoon.

The Idaho State Bengals will look to bounce back after losing the first leg of the back-to-back with the Bears by a final score of 69-64 last time out. Brayden Parker led the Bengals with 21 points on 8 of 11 shooting with 10 rebounds for the double-double while Robert Ford III added 14 points along with team-highs of 11 rebounds, 5 assists and a pair of steals as the only other double-digit scorer for Idaho State in the losing effort. Ford III leads the Bengals with an average of 12.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game, all team highs this season. As a team, Idaho State is averaging 71.8 points on 45.2% shooting from the field, 35.8% from 3-point range and 72.3% from the foul line while allowing the other team to put up 61.8 points on 41.3% shooting from the field and 32% from 3-point range this season.

The Northern Colorado Bears will look to build on their 4-2 record after their win over the Bengals last time out. Bodie Hume led the Bears with 27 points on 8 of 11 shooting with 3 threes, 7 rebounds and a pair of steals while Daylen Kountz and Kur Jockuch each had 10 points to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Northern Colorado in the win with Jockuch adding 11 rebounds for the double-double. Treshon Smoots added 6 points with a team-high 4 assists as well for the Bears in the defeat. Hume leads Northern Colorado in scoring and rebounding with an average of 19 points and 7.8 rebounds per game while Matt Johnson II has a team-high 2.5 assists per game this season. As a team, Northern Colorado is averaging 69.5 points on 46.4% shooting from the field, 36.7% from 3-point range and 62.1% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 67.2 points on 43.8% shooting from the field and 32.9% from 3-point range this season.

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