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Montana State vs Northern Colorado Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/5/23

Northern Colorado Bears (12-19) vs. Montana State Bobcats (22-9)
March 5, 2023 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Montana State Bobcats -7.5 / Northern Colorado Bears +7.5; Over/Under: +146.5
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The Northern Colorado Bears and the Montana State Grizzlies meet in college basketball action from the Idaho Central Arena on Sunday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Montana State is listed as a 7.5-point home favorite with the total for this game set at 146.5 points.


Neither side has anyone listed on the injury report for this game, so barring any last-minute announcements, both sides will come into this game at full strength.

Matchup History

Montana State’s 75-62 win over Northern Colorado back on February 4th, 2023, made it four straight wins for the Bobcats in this head-to-head matchup.


Northern Colorado is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 19-7 in their last 26 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. Montana State is 15-7-1 ATS in their last 23 games overall and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following an ATS win while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 neutral site games.


I get that this is a decent sized number to lay on a neutral floor, but Montana State’s been the far better team coming into the conference tournament and the Bobcats pretty much owned the Bears over the pair of head-to-head meetings this season. Northern Colorado just doesn’t have what it takes defensively to keep themselves in games, so I’ll side with Montana State laying the points here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Montana State -7.5

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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