Montana State @ Northern Colorado
Current Records: Montana State 4-3; Northern Colorado 3-5
What to Know
After four games on the road, the Northern Colorado Bears are heading back home. The Bears and the Montana State Bobcats will face off in a Big Sky battle at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday at Bank of Colorado Arena. Northern Colorado lost both of their matches to Montana State last season on scores of 67-79 and 74-76, so they're hoping to turn the tables this season.
Northern Colorado came up short against the Colorado State Rams on Saturday, falling 88-79.
Meanwhile, Montana State beat the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 75-68 on Sunday.
Barring any buzzer beaters, Northern Colorado is expected to win a tight contest. They hadn't treated fans well this season, but they at least enjoy a 4-2 record against the spread.
Montana State's victory lifted them to 4-3 while Northern Colorado's loss dropped them down to 3-5. We'll see if the Bobcats can repeat their recent success or if the Bears bounce back and reverse their fortune.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Bank of Colorado Arena -- Greeley, Colorado
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Bears are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Bobcats, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bears as a 3-point favorite.
Montana State have won six out of their last 11 games against Northern Colorado.
- Jan 09, 2021 - Montana State 76 vs. Northern Colorado 74
- Jan 07, 2021 - Montana State 79 vs. Northern Colorado 67
- Mar 07, 2020 - Northern Colorado 75 vs. Montana State 61
- Jan 02, 2020 - Northern Colorado 68 vs. Montana State 59
- Feb 04, 2019 - Montana State 69 vs. Northern Colorado 66
- Jan 14, 2019 - Northern Colorado 73 vs. Montana State 70
- Feb 03, 2018 - Northern Colorado 86 vs. Montana State 63
- Jan 04, 2018 - Montana State 76 vs. Northern Colorado 64
- Jan 14, 2017 - Montana State 68 vs. Northern Colorado 53
- Mar 03, 2016 - Montana State 81 vs. Northern Colorado 63
- Jan 16, 2016 - Northern Colorado 78 vs. Montana State 76