Northern Colorado Bears (3-5) vs. Colorado State Rams (6-2)
December 3, 2022 4:30 pm EDT
The Line: Colorado State Rams -15.5 / Northern Colorado Bears +15.5; Over/Under: +148
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The Northern Colorado Bears and Colorado State Rams meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Moby Arena. The Northern Colorado Bears look for their fourth win. The Colorado State Rams look for their seventh win.
The Northern Colorado Bears are averaging 69.5 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 81.9 points on 48.3 percent shooting. Dalton Knecht is averaging 17.4 points and 1.4 assists, while Daylen Kountz is averaging 16 points and 2.8 rebounds. Matt Johnson II is the third double-digit scorer and Caleb Shaw is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Northern Colorado Bears are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Colorado Bears are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 26.4 rebounds per game.
The Colorado State Rams are averaging 75.3 points on 49.3 percent shooting and allowing 61.9 points on 38.2 percent shooting. John Tonje is averaging 16.1 points and 6.4 rebounds, while Isaiah Rivera is averaging 13.4 points and 3.5 rebounds. Isaiah Stevens is the third double-digit scorer and Patrick Cartier is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Colorado State Rams are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 67.5 percent from the free throw line. The Colorado State Rams are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game.
The Bears are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Rams are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games. The over is 27-11 in Bears last 38 overall. The under is 21-10-1 in Rams last 32 overall. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Northern Colorado Bears just don’t shoot the ball well enough to survive this spot on the road. The Colorado State Rams are one of the better offensive teams in the country through 8 games, and they have several guys who can take over for stretches. It’s just a tough matchup for Northern Colorado to keep up. I’ll lay the chalk.