Montana vs. Northern Colorado - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Montana vs. Northern Colorado - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Northern Colorado (20-9) at Montana (18-11)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Dahlberg Arena)

The Line: Montana -2 -- Over/Under: 136 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Northern Colorado Bears (20-9, CONF 13-5) and Montana Grizzlies (18-11, CONF 14-4) face off in a Big Sky showdown at Dahlberg Arena. Northern Colorado beat Montana 74-66 earlier this season. 

Northern Colorado has had a lot of success this season and coming into this game they have won eight of least ten games. In their last game, Northern Colorado did lose one of those games getting knocked out by Eastern Washington by four points in their last game. 

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Northern Colorado’s offense has been playing well coming into this game averaging 75.6 points per game over the last five games while the defense is giving up 64 points. 

Northern Colorado is led by guard Jonah Radebaugh who is averaging 16.1 points while shooting 49.2 percent from the field. In two of the last three games, Radenbaugh has scored at least 21 points. 

Montana is also playing well coming into this game having won seven of the last eight games with the only loss coming a few games. Over the last five games, Montana is giving up only 56.4 points per game and if they want to win this game the defense will be the reason why. 

In Montana’s last game against Sacramento State, the offense was elite putting up 79 points, and Sayeed Pridgett paced the team putting up 24 points, six rebounds, five assists in 40 minutes of play. 

Northern Colorado is 7-3 against the spread in the last ten games overall. Montana is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games overall. 

The under is 12-4 in Northern Colorado’s last 16 played on Tuesday. The over is 12-3 in Montana’s last 15 games played on Thursday. The over is 8-0 in the last eight meetings between Northern Colorado and Montana. 

When these two squads play the over has been a safe play and it’s going to happen again on Thursday night. Northern Colorado is a solid offensive team and even on the road they should have no issue scoring. Look for a faster-paced game that will go over the total.

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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