Betting on today’s Bears and Wildcats game? Catch the action at Dee Events Center in Ogden, UT, as the Wildcats hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this Big Sky conference contest is set at 151 points, with Weber State being favored by -5 at home against Northern Colorado.

NORTHERN COLORADO BEARS VS WEBER STATE WILDCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Weber State Wildcats -5

This game will be played at Dee Events Center at 9:00 ET on Thursday, February 29th.

WHY BET THE WEBER STATE WILDCATS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Wildcats.
  • Not only will Weber State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 151 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for the Bears?

Through 28 games this season, Northern Colorado has a record of 17-11. In Big Sky play, the Bears have gone 10-5 compared to their 7-6 non-conference record. On the road, Northern Colorado has gone 6-7 compared to their 9-4 record at home. This season, the Bears have been the underdog in nine games, going 3-6.

Coming off an 85-76 loss to Eastern Washington, the Bears have gone 5-5 in their last 10 road games. On the season, their average scoring margin on the road is -0.5 points per game. So far, Northern Colorado has been the underdog in 32.1% of their games.

As the underdog this season, Northern Colorado has gone 6-3 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bears are 6-4 ATS. On the road, their ATS mark is 7-6 this season and 5-5 in their last 10 road contests.

This season, the over/under record for Northern Colorado games is 16-8-2. So far, their games have averaged 158.9 points per game, which is higher than the average over/under line in their games of 151.3. Today’s over/under line of 151 is similar to the average scoring total in their last three games (151 points).

The Northern Colorado offense is coming off a game in which they scored 76 points vs. Eastern Washington. Overall their field goal percentage was 40% while connecting on 6 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Saint Thomas, who is averaging 19.7 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Dejour Reaves also maintains a PPG average of 15.3 heading into game.

So far, the Bears’ defense is ranked 283rd in the country at 77.5 points per contest. Northern Colorado’s three-point defense is currently 224th in the country at 8.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.7% of their shots vs. Northern Colorado.

Will the Wildcats Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

After a loss to Idaho State, Weber State will look to get back on track when they take on Northern Colorado. The Wildcats are 18-10 overall, including a 8-3 record at home. They have gone 10-7 when favored this season.

Over their last 10 games at home, Weber State has gone 8-2. On the year, they have outscored opponents by an average of 10.8 points per game at home, compared to being outscored by 1.6 points per game on the road.

As the favorite, Weber State has struggled against the spread this season, going just 6-11 vs. the spread. Their home ATS record is currently 6-5 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are just 2-8 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record in Weber State games is 13-9-3, and their games have averaged 140.6 points. Today’s over/under line of 151 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (138.3). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-0-1 and their games have averaged 151 points compared to their season average of 140.6 points per game.

Coming off their recent game, the Weber State offense tallied 62 points in a matchup against Idaho State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 42.3%, and they made 5 threes. Offensively, the Wildcats have a season long field goal percentage of 47%, which is 87th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 96th in percentage and 136th in three-pointers made.

So far this season, the Weber State defense has been performing well, ranking 40th in the country at 66.2 points allowed per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.9 threes per game vs. Northern Colorado. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 30.6%.