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Idaho State vs. Northern Colorado - 1/21/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Northern Colorado at Idaho State
Date & Time Monday January 21, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Reed Gym
Pocatello, Idaho
The Line
The Line: Idaho State +1.5 -- Over/Under: 151
TV Channel
Pluto
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The Northern Colorado Bears and Idaho State Bengals meet Monday in college basketball action at the Reed Gym.

The Northern Colorado Bears look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Northern Colorado Bears are averaging 79.2 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 73.1 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Jordan Davis is averaging 24.2 points and 4.6 assists while Bodie Hume is averaging 13 points and 4.4 rebounds. Trent Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Jonah Radebaugh is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Northern Colorado Bears are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Colorado Bears are allowing 39.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.6 rebounds per game. The Northern Colorado Bears have won five of their last eight road games.

The Idaho State Bengals look for a spark of consistency to get back to a .500 record. The Idaho State Bengals are averaging 73.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 76.6 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Brandon Boyd is averaging 13.9 points and 4.2 assists while Balint Mocsan is averaging 11 points and 2.2 rebounds. Gary Chivichyan is grabbing 1.6 rebounds and Chier Maker is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Idaho State Bengals are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Idaho State Bengals are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game. The Idaho State Bengals have won three of their last five home games.

The Bears are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 vs. Big Sky, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Monday games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games following a ATS loss. The Bengals are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 Monday games, 9-0 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Bears are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Idaho State and 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The under is 6-1 in Bengals last 7 overall. The under is 5-2 in Bears last 7 overall.

The Northern Colorado Bears are no strangers to winning on the road this season and have had a ton of success ATS in conference play dating back to last year. The Idaho State Bengals are one of the more inconsistent teams in the country and have serious offensive questions that don't improve at home where they're shooting just 41.4 percent from the field. Northern Colorado has also won the last three meetings against Idaho State and has won those games by an average of 7.6 points. I'll lay the bucket with the road team.

Pick:
Northern Colorado -1.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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