Montana vs Northern Colorado Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/2/23
Northern Colorado Bears (7-14) vs. Montana Grizzlies (10-12)
February 2, 2023 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Montana Grizzlies -6.5 / Northern Colorado Bears +6.5; Over/Under: +142.5
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The Northern Colorado Bears and Montana Grizzlies meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Dahlberg Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Northern Colorado Bears Betting Preview
The Northern Colorado Bears are averaging 71.2 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 78.8 points on 48.8 percent shooting. Dalton Knecht is averaging 20.8 points and 1.7 assists, while Daylen Kountz is averaging 16.4 points and 2.5 rebounds. Matt Johnson II is the third double-digit scorer and Riley Abercrombie is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Northern Colorado Bears are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Colorado Bears are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.9 rebounds per game.
The Montana Grizzlies Betting Preview
The Montana Grizzlies are averaging 68.4 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 68 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Josh Bannan is averaging 15.4 points and 8.5 rebounds, while Aanen Moody is averaging 14.2 points and 3.1 rebounds. Dischon Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Whitney is dishing 2.2 assists. The Montana Grizzlies are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Montana Grizzlies are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.3 rebounds per game.
Northern Colorado vs Montana Trends
The Bears are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Grizzlies are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games. The over is 7-3 in Bears last 10 road games. The under is 5-2 in Grizzlies last 7 Thursday games. The underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Northern Colorado Bears are a below average team that’s even worse on the road, where they lose by an average of 12.3 points. The Montana Grizzlies have issues of their own, but there’s still a chance at getting to a .500 record, and they’re at home here where they win by an average of 8.4 points. I’ll lay the chalk.