Planning on watching today’s Wildcats and Bears game? Catch the action at Bank of Colorado Arena in Greeley, CO, as the Bears hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this Big Sky conference contest is set at 150 points, with Northern Colorado being favored by -2.5 at home against Weber State.

WEBER STATE WILDCATS VS NORTHERN COLORADO BEARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Northern Colorado Bears -2.5

This game will be played at Bank of Colorado Arena at 8:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.

WHY BET THE NORTHERN COLORADO BEARS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Bears.
  • Not only will Northern Colorado pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 150 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Weber State Defense Show Up on the Road?

Through 22 games, Weber State has a record of 13-9, including a 4-5 mark in Big Sky Conference play. As the underdog, the Wildcats are 3-3 this season, and they come into this game as 2.5-point underdogs.

On the road this season, Weber State is 4-6, and over their last 10 games away from home, they have gone 4-6. In their most recent game, the Wildcats defeated Northern Arizona by a score of 72-70.

As the underdog, Weber State has gone 3-3 vs. the spread this season and 7-3 over their last 10 games as the underdog. However, their ATS mark on the road this year is just 3-7 and they have gone 0-3 vs. the spread in their last three road games.

So far this season, the over/under record for Weber State games sits at 10-7-2. Today’s over/under line of 150 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (137.3). In their last three games, the average scoring total is 139 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 7-2-1.

In their recent matchup, the Weber State offense ended with 72 points against Northern Arizona. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 47.1% and made 4 threes. Dillon Jones led the scoring for the Wildcats, contributing 26 points. Additionally, Blaise Threatt chipped in with 19 points.

Weber State’s defense has been playing well, ranking 35th nationally, with 65.2 points allowed per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Weber State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 44.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 29.4% this season.

Will Northern Colorado Make it Happen at Home?

With a 5-2 record at home, Northern Colorado has been a tough team to beat on their home court this season. They have won their last five games at home and have an average scoring margin of +3.4 points per game at home. So far, the Bears have been favored in nine of their 21 games, going 7-2 in those matchups.

After a 21-point victory over Idaho, Northern Colorado will look to keep their momentum going against Weber State. The Bears have a 13-8 record this season and are 5-2 in Big Sky Conference play. So far, they have gone 8-6 in non-conference games.

As the favorite this season, Northern Colorado has gone just 3-5-1 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark is just 2-4-1 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are just 3-6-1.

On the season, the over/under record for Northern Colorado games is 13-5 and today’s over/under line of 150 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (151.7). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 161 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Northern Colorado offense tallied 89 points in a matchup against Idaho. Their field goal percentage for the game was 57.1%, and they made 11 threes. Saint Thomas is leading the team in scoring at 19.7 points per contest. Dejour Reaves has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 13.8 going into the game.

Currently, the Bears’ defense holds the 286th rank in the nation, allowing 78.2 points per game. So far, the Northern Colorado defense is giving up an average of 7.5 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.9 times per game (472nd).