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Montana State Bobcats @ N. Colorado Bears

Current Records: Montana State 11-12, N. Colorado 13-9

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Montana State has enjoyed a two-game homestand but will soon have to dust off their road jerseys. They and the N. Colorado Bears will face off in a Big Sky battle at 8:00 p.m. ET on Thursday at Bank of Colorado Arena. Both of these teams will be coming in off a loss in a game they were expected to win.

Last Saturday, the Bobcats came up short against the Vandals and fell 81-75.

Meanwhile, the Bears found themselves the reluctant recipients of a 82-63 punch to the gut against the Wildcats on Saturday. The result shouldn't come as a shock considering that's the fewest points N. Colorado has scored all season.

The Bobcats now have a losing record at 11-12. As for the Bears, their loss ended a six-game streak of wins at home and dropped them to 13-9.

Montana State is hoping to beat the odds on Thursday, as the experts think they're headed for a loss. They might be worth a quick bet since they've covered the spread the last five times they've played N. Colorado.

Montana State was able to grind out a solid victory over the Bears in their previous matchup back in January, winning 90-81. The rematch might be a little tougher for Montana State since the squad won't have the home-court advantage this time around. We'll see if the change in venue makes a difference.

Odds

N. Colorado is a solid 6.5-point favorite against Montana State, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 6.5-point spread, and stayed right there.


The over/under is set at 155.5 points.

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Series History

Montana State has won 8 out of their last 10 games against N. Colorado.

  • Jan 13, 2024 - Montana State 90 vs. N. Colorado 81
  • Mar 05, 2023 - Montana State 84 vs. N. Colorado 73
  • Feb 04, 2023 - Montana State 75 vs. N. Colorado 62
  • Jan 05, 2023 - Montana State 77 vs. N. Colorado 56
  • Mar 12, 2022 - Montana State 87 vs. N. Colorado 66
  • Mar 05, 2022 - Montana State 87 vs. N. Colorado 85
  • Dec 02, 2021 - N. Colorado 77 vs. Montana State 75
  • Jan 09, 2021 - Montana State 76 vs. N. Colorado 74
  • Jan 07, 2021 - Montana State 79 vs. N. Colorado 67
  • Mar 07, 2020 - N. Colorado 75 vs. Montana State 61