Northern Colorado vs Montana State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/9/21

Northern Colorado vs Montana State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/9/21 Photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Montana State Bobcats (4-3) at Northern Colorado Bears (5-5)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 2:00 pm (Bank of Colorado Arena)

The Line: Northern Colorado Bears -2 -- Over/Under: 139 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Montana State Bobcats and Northern Colorado Bears meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Bank of Colorado Arena.

The Montana State Bobcats look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Montana State Bobcats are averaging 80.4 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 72 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Xavier Bishop is averaging 16.7 points and four rebounds while Amin Adamu is averaging 13.8 points and 2.5 assists. Jubrile Belo is the third double-digit scorer and Nick Gazelas is dishing 0.9 assists. The Montana State Bobcats are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Montana State Bobcats are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game.

The Northern Colorado Bears look for a win after losing three of 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 Bears are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games. The over is 6-1 in Bobcats last 7 overall. The under is 4-1 in Bears last 5 overall. The road team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Montana State Bobcats have the offensive horses to hang in this game, but their effort this season has been hit or miss and they usually crumble in big games. The Northern Colorado Bears are in a bit of a funk lately, but they're easily the more balanced team here and it's not easy to beat the same team twice in a short span. I'll lay the bucket with Northern Colorado in a bounce back victory. 

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Randy’s Pick Northern Colorado Bears -2

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