Northern Colorado Bears at Wyoming Cowboys ATS Prediction

Daniel GimenezArticles, Basketball, College Basketball

Expect a fast-paced game when the Northern Colorado Bears (4-1) travel to Wyoming to take on the Cowboys (2-5). The game is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Northern Colorado Bears vs. Wyoming Cowboys Betting Odds

In their last matchup, the Cowboys were beaten by the Evansville Aces, 86-78, while the Bears were victorious over the Denver Pioneers, 88-72.

Northern Colorado played a flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.141 (matching their season average) and a turnover percentage of 14.7 (better than their season average of 16.8). For those same stats, Denver was 0.061 and 18.0, respectively. Wyoming, meanwhile, held Evansville to an offensive rebounding percentage of 9.5 (below their season average of 19.8). Wyoming rallied around Justin James, who had 34 points and 20 rebounds. Jordan Davis, meanwhile had a good game for Northern Colorado, finishing with 25 points, six assists and five rebounds.

The Bears won the sole contest between these two teams last year, 91-84. Northern Colorado won the rebounding battle. The Bears had more offensive rebounds (eight vs. three) and total rebounds (35 vs. 33).

There could be plenty of transition action in this contest that features a pair of the country’s more fast-paced teams. Wyoming ranks eighth in possessions per game (75.6) and Northern Colorado is 32nd (73.6) since last season.

Northern Colorado Bears at Wyoming Cowboys Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Wyoming, ATS Winner – Wyoming, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Northern Colorado averages 37.7 rebounds per game, which ranks 66th in the NCAA. Wyoming ranks 303rd in rebounds allowed per game (38.9).
  • The Cowboys rank 149th in steals per game (6.3) while the Bears rank 262nd (5.1).
  • Wyoming ranks 32nd in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while Northern Colorado ranks 74th (2.9).
  • The Bears rank 13th in assists allowed per game (10.2) while the Cowboys rank 224th (14.1).
  • Northern Colorado ranks first in three pointers allowed per game (15.0) while Wyoming ranks 140th (21.4).