Northern Colorado Bears vs Colorado State Rams Prediction, 12/3/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Northern Colorado Bears vs Colorado State Rams
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022
Location: Moby Arena in Fort Collins, CO
TV: Hulu Live TV
Moby Arena is where the Colorado State Rams (6-2) will play the Northern Colorado Bears (3-5) on Saturday.
The Northern Colorado Bears stepped onto the hardwood against New Mexico and took a loss by a score of 98-74 in their last game. Regarding personal fouls, the Bears ended up walking away with 22 and New Mexico recorded 13 personal fouls. They also converted 7 of their 16 attempts from distance. New Mexico finished the contest at 95.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 19 of their 20 tries. Additionally, New Mexico collected 36 boards (14 offensive, 22 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. New Mexico earned 17 dimes and had 8 steals for the game. In relation to defense, Northern Colorado allowed the other team to shoot 53.7% from the field on 36 of 67 shooting. They also recorded 19 assists in the game while forcing 13 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they collected 21 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bears buried 6 of their 11 tries for a rate of 54.5%. Northern Colorado finished with a 49.1% FG percentage (28 out of 57) and converted 12 out of their 28 shots from 3-point land.
Dalton Knecht is a guy who played a role in this game. He accounted for 29 points on 12 of 21 shooting. He played for 34 minutes and totaled 11 rebounds. He finished the game shooting 57.1% from the floor and also recorded 3 dimes.
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Northern Colorado comes into this one with a mark of 3-5 on the campaign. They have an average of 69.5 points per game (247th in the country) on 41.8% from the field. The Bears are connecting on 35.4% from downtown (75 of 212) and 78.3% from the free throw line. As a team, Northern Colorado is snagging 29.3 boards per contest and has earned 97 assists on the season, which ranks 205th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 14.3 times per contest and as a team are committing 18.1 personal fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the Bears are forcing 10.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.1 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 289th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 108 conceded for the year. The Bears defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 48.3% (245 of 507) and they relinquish 39.0 rebounds per game as a unit. They give up 32.9% from beyond the arc and they rank 357th in the nation in points per game from their opponents (81.9).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Colorado State Rams walked away with a victory by a final of 87-71 against Loyola Marymount. The Rams were able to snag 28 defensive boards and 3 offensive rebounds totaling 31 in the matchup. They coughed up the ball 4 times, while getting 5 steals for this game. Loyola Marymount committed 19 personal fouls for this game which got the Rams to the free throw line for 16 attempts. They were able to knock down 11 of the free throw tries for a rate of 68.8%. When it comes to shooting from downtown, Colorado State buried 10 of 25 attempts (40.0%). When all was said and done, the Rams shot 33 out of 62 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 53.2%. The Rams permitted Loyola Marymount to convert 27 of 62 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 43.5% for the matchup. They finished shooting 31.0% from distance by connecting on 9 of 29 and ended up shooting 8 of 12 from the free throw line (66.7%). When talking about cleaning the glass, Colorado State allowed Loyola Marymount to get 34 in total (7 offensive).
John Tonje was important for the Rams in the game. He made 8 of 12 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 66.7%, and had 7 rebounds. He had 23 points in his 36 mins of playing time and accounted for 1 assist for the contest.
Colorado State has a record of 6-2 for the year. On the offensive side of the court, the Rams are connecting on 49.3% from the floor, which ranks 39th in D-1. Colorado State has scored 602 points for the year (75.3 per game) and they snag 35.5 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 17.3 times per game (32nd in the country) and they turn it over 10.5 times per contest. The Rams are committing 14.8 fouls per contest and they shoot 67.5% from the charity stripe.
The Rams defensively are ranked 50th in the country in points per game surrendered with 61.9. They are forcing 14.0 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 38.2% from the field (38th in the nation). The Colorado State defense allows 30.6% from downtown (64 of 209) and their opposition knocks down 73.5% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 8.8 dimes and 33.6 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks 14th and 151st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Colorado State
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