Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Bulldogs vs Bears CBB Odds
Looking for Drake Bulldogs vs. Northern Colorado Bears NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Bulldogs taking on the Bears on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at the Butler-Hancock Hall, Greeley, Colorado. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions like this Drake Northern Colorado matchup.
(17-16) Drake Bulldogs vs. Northern Colorado Bears (22-12)
Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM ET
Venue: Butler-Hancock Hall, Greeley, Colorado
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Bears -7
CBB Betting Total: 154
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Drake has been just been getting by winning five of their last 10 matchups. Their most recent contest was an 80-73 overtime win against Abilene Christian to advance in the CIT Tournament.
As far as efficiency, Drake is a pretty average team ranking 160th overall. Offensively they rank 153rd in efficiency and on defense they rank 176th.
They are led by Senior Guard Reed Timmer and Junior Forward Nick McGlynn. Timmer is averaging 19.2 PPG and 3.5 RPG, and McGlynn is averaging 11.4 PPG and 5.6 RPG.
In their last five games, Drake has really been struggling shooting the ball averaging a 37.6% FG%. The defense has been okay only giving up 71 PPG in that span.
Northern Colorado Bears
Northern Colorado has been rolling as of late winning seven of their last 10 contests going 7-3 ATS. Their last contest is ones that leaves a burning after effect as they lost to Montana 89-91 in overtime and winner would have gone to Big Sky Championship game.
This has been an above average squad ranking 111th in efficiency. On offense they rank 134th in efficiency, while their defense has been a tad better ranking 100th in efficiency.
They are led by Senior Guard Andre Spight and Junior Guard Jordan Davis. Spight is averaging 21.9 PPG and 4.0 RPG, and Davis is averaging 15.9 PPG and 4.4 RPG.
Points have been coming easy to this team recently as they are shooting 49.6% from the field in their last five contests. Meanwhile, the defense has been okay giving up 74.2 PPG in that span.
CBB Betting Trends:
- NCO are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- NCO are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games overall.
- Over is 10-2 in NCO home games this year.
- Drake are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
Free Drake Bulldogs vs. Northern Colorado Bears NCAAB Prediction: Northern Colorado dominates at home
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Northern Colorado -7
This Drake team needed overtime to take out a team that ranks 263rd in efficiency. At home Northern Colorado is a tough beat where they are 12-3 and rank 16th in PPG.
With the way that Northern Colorado just lost, they should have them motivated to compete in the CIT. Lay the single digit spread with the home team.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Northern Colorado 85 – Drake 72
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