Idaho State Bengals vs Northern Colorado Bears Prediction, 12/22/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Idaho State Bengals vs Northern Colorado Bears
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Location: Bank of Colorado Arena in Greeley, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Idaho State (+9)
The Idaho State Bengals (3-4) go to Bank of Colorado Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Northern Colorado Bears (3-2). Northern Colorado opens this matchup as 9-point favorites. The O/U is set at 134.5.
Idaho State comes into this contest with a win-loss record of 3-4 for the year. The Bengals are shooting 35.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (58 of 165) and 73.0% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 72.7 points per game (179th in college basketball) while connecting on 45.2% from the floor. They are turning it over 18.0 times per contest and as a unit are committing 18.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Idaho State is pulling in 40.1 rebounds per game and is sitting with 96 dimes on the campaign, which is 105th in Division 1 in terms of passing. On defense, the Bengals are forcing their opponents into 14.3 turnovers every game and they draw 20.3 fouls. They are ranked 159th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 73 relinquished on the season. The Bengals defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 40.1% (158 of 394) and they surrender 28.1 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are giving up 30.8% from 3-point land and they are 40th in college hoops in points per game allowed (60.7).
The Idaho State Bengals played the SAGU American Indian College Warriors and earned the victory with a final of 113-46 in their last game. Idaho State finished with a 62.5% field goal percentage (40 of 64) and made 17 of their 26 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Bengals converted 16 of 18 attempts for a percentage of 88.9%. In reference to hauling in boards, they collected 49 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 22 assists for this game as well as earning 7 steals and 6 rejections. In regard to the defense, Idaho State allowed the other team to go 62.5% from the field on 40 out of 64. SAGU earned 4 assists and 7 steals for this game. Additionally, the Warriors grabbed 21 boards (9 offensive, 12 defensive) and got 6 blocked shots. SAGU ended up going 20.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 1 of their 5 attempts. They also knocked down 7 of 30 tries from 3-point land.
Robert FordI is a player who was a factor for the game. He ended up scoring 26 points on 8 out of 8 shooting. He saw the court for 32 mins and also grabbed 16 rebounds. FordI ended up shooting 100.0% from the floor and also totaled 4 assists. One more player that was a major factor in this matchup for the Bengals was Tarik Cool. He pulled down 4 rebounds and also earned 5 assists. He finished the game at 40.0% from the field for the matchup by going 4-of-10 (10 points). At the conclusion of this game, Cool played 29 minutes.
Northern Colorado has a record of 3-2 so far this season. Northern Colorado has earned 348 points on the campaign (69.6 per contest) and they grab 36.8 rebounds per game. The Bears commit 16.6 fouls every game and they go 65.2% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Bears are connecting on 45.6% from the field, which is 153rd in the nation. They are dishing out assists 10.6 times per contest (299th in Division 1) and they are losing possession via turnover 16.0 times per game. The Bears are ranked 136th in college hoops in PPG given up with 67.8. They have conceded 10.6 dimes and 32.0 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 62nd and 74th in college hoops. The Northern Colorado defense allows 30.9% from downtown (21 of 68) and their opponents are converting on 71.1% of their free throw shots. They are forcing their opponents into 10.6 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.6% from the field (204th in the country).
For their last game, the Northern Colorado Bears took a loss by a score of 63-50 against the Utah State Aggies. The Bears earned 21 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 26 in this game. They also stuffed 3 attempts while recording 3 steals for this contest. The Aggies were called for 10 fouls for the game which took the Bears to the charity stripe for a total of 9 attempts. They were able to knock down 6 of the free throw tries for a rate of 66.7%. In regard to shooting from distance, Northern Colorado converted 6 out of 23 attempts (26.1%). Overall, the Bears finished shooting 19 out of 48 from the field which had them shooting 39.6%. The Bears allowed the Aggies to bury 26 of 62 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 41.9% in this game. They finished 37.5% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 3 of 8 and ended up shooting 8 of 13 at the free throw line (61.5%). With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, Northern Colorado allowed Utah State to pull down 38 in total (14 offensive).
Bodie Hume ended up being a major contributor for the Bears for the game. He made 4 of 10 for the game for a field goal rate of 40.0%, which got him 10 points. Hume snagged 6 boards in his 38 minutes played and totaled 2 dimes for this game. Someone else that ended up playing a role for Northern Colorado was Daylen Kountz. He racked up 13 points in his 31 minutes played by way of 4 of 10 shooting for the game. Kountz walked away from this one going 40.0% from the floor in addition to contributing 2 assists and 6 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Northern Colorado (-9) and over 134.5 points
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