The Northern Colorado Bears and Arizona Wildcats meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the McKale Center. The Northern Colorado Bears look to build on their three-game winning streak. The Arizona Wildcats look to get off to a 10-0 start.
The Northern Colorado Bears are averaging 74.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 72.8 points on 45 percent shooting. Daylen Kountz is averaging 18.9 points and 2.6 assists, while Matt Johnson II is averaging 12.4 points and 3.8 rebounds. Bodie Hume is the third double-digit scorer and Kur Jongkuch is grabbing 9.9 rebounds. The Northern Colorado Bears are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Colorado Bears are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game.
The Arizona Wildcats are averaging 90.7 points on 49.2 percent shooting and allowing 61.7 points on 35.3 percent shooting. Bennedict Mathurin is averaging 18.4 points and 1.8 assists, while Azuolas Tubelis is averaging 15.8 points and 6.7 rebounds. Christian Koloko is the third double-digit scorer and Kerr Kriisa is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Arizona Wildcats are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Arizona Wildcats are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game.
The Bears are 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 Wednesday games and 36-16 ATS in their last 52 road games. The Wildcats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-0 in Bears last 5 overall. The over is 4-0 in Wildcats last 4 overall.
The Arizona Wildcats are arguably the best offensive team in the country, and they're more than capable of blowing the doors off here. However, this is a letdown spot after Arizona just beat Illinois on the road. The Northern Colorado Bears are also playing decent ball this season, and they hung around with Texas about a month ago. This is a lot of points. I'll take a shot with the road dog.