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Idaho vs. Northern Colorado - 2/14/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Northern Colorado at Idaho
Date & Time Thursday February 14, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)
Cowan Spectrum at the Kibbie Dome
Moscow, ID
The Line
Northern Colorado Bears -11 -- Over/Under: 139
TV Channel
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The Northern Colorado Bears and the Idaho Vandals meet in Big Sky college basketball action from the Cowan Spectrum at the Kibbie Dome on Thursday night.

The Northern Colorado Bears will look to build on back-to-back wins and victories in 5 of their last 6 games following a 65-59 win over Sacramento State in their last outing. Jordan Davis led the Bears with 24 points on 6 of 12 shooting with a 10 of 13 mark from the foul line along with 5 rebounds and a team-high 7 assists. Jonah Radebaugh added 13 points and 6 rebounds as the only other Northern Colorado player to score in double figures in the win, while Jalen Sanders added 6 points and a team-high 7 rebounds as well in the win for Northern Colorado. Davis leads the Bears with an average of 23.9 points and 4.8 assists per game while Kai Edwards leads Northern Colorado in rebounding with 6 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Northern Colorado is averaging 77.3 points per game on 46.4% shooting from the field, 36.4% from behind the 3-point line and 71.6% from the foul line this season.

The Idaho Vandals will be out to snap a 9-game losing streak after falling to Montana State by a final score of 86-72 last time out. Cameron Tyson led the Vandals with 14 points on 5 of 10 shooting with 4 threes in 17 minutes while Jared Rodriguez and Trevon Allen each added 12 points with Rodriguez grabbing a team-high 8 rebounds while Allen dished out a team-high 4 assists. Geno West added 11 points with 3 threes to round out the quartet of double-digit scorers for Idaho in the losing effort. Allen leads the Vandals with an average of 14 points and 2.9 assists per game while Rodriguez leads Idaho in rebounding with 6.5 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Idaho is averaging 68.8 points per game on 44.9% shooting from the field, 36.7% from behind the 3-point line and 70.7% from the foul line this season.

Northern Colorado is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 15-6 ATS in their last 21 conference games while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games following a win. Idaho is 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games following a loss and 7-21 ATS in their last 28 games overall while the over is 13-6 in their last 19 Thursday games. The favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.

This seems like a lot of points to lay, considering that Idaho took the Bears to overtime just over a month ago. However, the Vandals haven’t looked very good during this losing stretch, losing each of their last 8 games by double figures, including each of their last 4 home games by double digits and are being outscored by 16.4 points per game during this losing streak. Northern Colorado has picked up their play on the road as of late and I think the Bears pick up another road win and cover here.

Northern Colorado -11

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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