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    The Northern Colorado Bears (5-9, 0-2 Big Sky) are underdogs (+2.5) as they attempt to end a four-game losing streak when they host the Montana State Bobcats (8-7, 1-1 Big Sky) at 8:00 PM ET on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at Bank of Colorado Arena at Butler-Hancock Athletic Center. The matchup’s point total is set at 148.5.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Bobcats vs. Bears

    • Game Day: Thursday, January 5, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
    • Location: Greeley, Colorado
    • Arena: Bank of Colorado Arena at Butler-Hancock Athletic Center
    Montana State vs Northern Colorado Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Montana State -2.5 148.5

    Montana State Betting Stats & Information

    • Montana State has been favored on the moneyline six times this season. They’ve finished 4-2 in those games.
    • The Bobcats have not yet played as a moneyline favorite of -140 or shorter.
    • The Bobcats are 7-4-2 against the spread this season.
    • In games they have played as at least 2.5-point underdogs this season, the Bears are 2-4 against the spread.
    • The average point total in Montana State’s games this year is 3.5 fewer points than the over/under of 148.5 in this matchup.

    Northern Colorado Betting Stats & Info

    • This season, Northern Colorado has won one out of the six games in which it has been the underdog.
    • The Bears have not entered a game this season as a bigger underdog on the moneyline than the +116 odds on them winning this game.
    • The Bears are 5-8-0 ATS this season.
    • The Bears are 2-4 against the spread when an underdog by 2.5 points or more this year.
    • The average point total for Northern Colorado this year is 4.2 points higher than this game’s over/under.

    Montana State vs. Northern Colorado Season Stat Comparison

    Montana State Rank Montana State AVG Northern Colorado AVG Northern Colorado Rank
    94th 76.6 Points Scored 72.2 175th
    176th 68.4 Points Allowed 80.5 354th
    197th 32.3 Rebounds 28.8 334th
    249th 8 Off. Rebounds 5.6 353rd
    146th 7.9 3pt Made 8.9 53rd
    120th 14.4 Assists 11.6 304th
    164th 12.2 Turnovers 12.5 189th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Montana State Bobcats Leaders

    • The scoring leader for the Bobcats this season is Raequan Battle, who averages 16.7 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game.
    • Jubrile Belo leads Montana State in rebounding, averaging 5.8 per game, while Darius Brown II leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 4.8 in each contest.
    • Battle makes more threes per game than any other member of the Bobcats, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 1.7 per contest.

    Northern Colorado Bears Leaders

    • The Bears’ leader in scoring and rebounding is Dalton Knecht with 18.9 points and 7.9 rebounds per game.
    • Matt Johnson records more assists than any other Northern Colorado teammate with 3.7 per game. He also averages 12.6 points and pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game.
    • Knecht is reliable from distance and leads the Bears with 2.4 made threes per game.

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