Idaho vs Northern Colorado Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/22/24

Northern Colorado (16-10) vs Idaho (10-16)

Game Info: Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Bank of Colorado Arena)

Betting Odds: Northern Colorado Bears -10 -- Over/Under: 146.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Idaho Vandals and the Northern Colorado Bears meet Thursday in college basketball action from Bank of Colorado Arena. Idaho is currently 10-16 on the year so far following a win over Idaho State on Saturday. As for Northern Colorado, they’re 16-10 after taking out Colorado State this past weekend. Let’s get into our Idaho vs. Northern Colorado prediction. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Pick Dawgz.

Idaho Vandals

The Vandals got off to a rough start through their first 21 games, going just 7-14 in that time. It’s been a better 3-2 run since then, though. Idaho has beaten Montana State, Sacramento State and Idaho State in that time with losses to Eastern Washington and Weber State.

Back on Saturday versus Idaho State, the Vandals eked out a close victory. Idaho came out of the break with a 32-30 edge then scored 23 more points in a 55-53 win. Kristian Gonzalez (bench) and Kyson Rose each posted a team-high 11 points along the way.

Northern Colorado Bears

Over on the Bears’ side, their year began on an 11-8 run through the first 19 outings. Northern Colorado is 5-2 over their last seven with losses to only Weber State and Portland State. The wins otherwise were over Idaho, Idaho State, Montana State, Montana and Sacramento State.

Matched up against Sacramento State over the weekend, the Bears were in trouble with a 32-27 deficit going into the second half. Northern Colorado powered out a 53-43 run from there and took the win 80-75. Dejour Reaves came off the bench to post a team-high 24 points.

ANDREW’S FREE IDAHO VS NORTHERN COLORADO PREDICTION

I’m staying with Northern Colorado. The Bears struggled a bit versus a scrappy Sacramento State team in their last outing, giving up 56.6 percent from the field and posting a 31-21 rebounding deficit. Northern Colorado was able to fight back for the win however, and they’ve now scored 72 or more points in four straight outings.

These teams last met back on January 27 in an 89-68 road win for the Bears. Northern Colorado shot very well (57.1 percent) in that one and had the rebounding edge 38-21 (10-4 offensive). In this home rematch the Bears should be set up very well for a cover.

Andrew’s Pick Northern Colorado Bears -10

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