Northern Colorado Bears vs. San Diego Toreros Betting Prediction


A six-game home winning streak hangs in the balance for the San Diego Toreros (8-3) when they challenge the Northern Colorado Bears (6-1) at Jenny Craig Pavilion. Action starts at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Northern Colorado Bears at San Diego Toreros Betting Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Toreros were victorious over the Weber State Wildcats 83-66, while the Bears won big over the Colorado College Tigers 126-56.

Northern Colorado played a perfect game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 35.7 and a free throw rate of 0.338. For those same stats, Colorado College recorded marks of 8.8 and 0.100, respectively. The Toreros, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.185 vs. 0.098) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (37.8 vs. 22.2). San Diego’s Isaiah Pineiro had a good outing, putting up 25 points and 12 rebounds. Trent Harris fueled Northern Colorado with 33 points.

The Bears won the only contest between these two teams last season, 86-75. The Bears’ turnover percentage was their largest advantage over the Toreros. Northern Colorado had a rate of 10.9, while San Diego posted a mark of 21.2.

Pineiro and Olin Carter III have played at a high level over the last five games for San Diego. Pineiro has averaged 0 points, while Carter III has put up 0 points a game during that span.

It could be a difficult game for San Diego on the offensive glass. The Toreros rank 194th in offensive rebounding percentage (24.8 percent), while Northern Colorado ranks 19th in defensive rebounding percentage (77.0 percent) dating back to the 2017-18 season. This game should be a showdown of opposite paces. The up-tempo Bears rank 52nd in possessions per game, while the more half-court oriented Toreros rank 264th.

Northern Colorado at San Diego Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – San Diego, ATS Winner – Northern Colorado, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • San Diego ranks 24th in assists per game (14.6) while Northern Colorado ranks 201st (12.4).
  • The Bears average 3.6 blocks per game, which ranks 86th in the country. The Toreros rank 89th in blocks allowed per game (2.9).
  • The Toreros rank 47th in rebounds allowed per game (33.0) while the Bears rank 124th (34.3).
  • Northern Colorado leads the nation with 15.3 three pointers allowed per game while San Diego is sixth with 16.5 three pointers allowed per game.