Northern Colorado at Idaho State odds, picks and prediction

The Northern Colorado Bears (14-11, 9-4 Big Sky) visit the Idaho State Bengals (5-18, 3-11) Thursday at Reed Gym at Pocatello, Idaho. Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET (ESPN+). Below, we look at the Northern Colorado vs. Idaho State odds and lines, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.

The Bears of NorCo have picked up four consecutive victories, including a 100-95 barn burner against Southern Utah Monday in their last action. The Bears have also covered the spread in three straight outings.

The Bengals have picked up the pace with two wins in their last four outings, including a stunning 86-63 rout of Montana as 9.5-point underdogs at home Feb. 5. Idaho State is 4-1 ATS across its last five games overall.

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Northern Colorado at Idaho State odds, spread and lines

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  • Money line: Northern Colorado -360 (bet $360 to win $100) | Idaho State +270 (bet $100 to win $270)
  • Against the spread: Northern Colorado -7.5 (-110) | Idaho State +7.5 (-110)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 146.5 (O: -115 | U: -107)

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Northern Colorado at Idaho State odds, lines, picks and predictions


Northern Colorado 77, Idaho State 73

Money line

Northern Colorado will cost you more than three and a half times your potential return, and that’s just too expensive for a road team playing an Idaho State side that’s been playing a little better of late.


Against the spread

Take IDAHO STATE +7.5 (-110) catching nearly four buckets at home.

The Bengals have been playing much better lately despite their unseemly 5-18 SU record. ISU has recorded wins as an underdog at Idaho and at home against Montana since Feb. 5, and is 4-1 ATS in its last five games overall — all as an underdog.


The OVER 146.5 (-115) is the lean in this one. The Over has hit in each of the last two for Idaho State, and eight of its last 10 games overall. While the Under is 3-1 in the last four for Northern Colorado, the Over is 8-3 across the past 11 games overall for the Bears.

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