Looking to win big? The Bears and Falcons face off at 4:00 ET on MWN. The Falcons are hosting the game at Clune Arena in Colorado Springs, CO. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 136.5 points, with the Falcons being the favored team playing at home against the Bears.

NORTHERN COLORADO BEARS VS AIR FORCE FALCONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Northern Colorado Bears +8

This game will be played at Clune Arena at 4:00 ET on Thursday, December 21st.

WHY BET THE NORTHERN COLORADO BEARS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-71 in favor of the Falcons.
  • Even though we have Air Force winning straight-up, we like Northern Colorado at +8.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 136.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Does Northern Colorado Stand a Chance on the Road?

Heading into today's game, the Bears have a 4-6 record after losing to Colorado (90-68). On the road, the Bears are 1-4 this season, and overall they are 1-2. As Northern Colorado faces Air Force, they have a 2-6 ATS record. On the road this season, Northern Colorado is 2-3 ATS, while in their previous ten road games, they are 3-7 ATS.

After 10 games, Northern Colorado has an over/under record of 5-3-0, with their games averaging a combined 155.8 points per game so far. In their most recent three games, the Bears' over/under record is 2-1, with their games averaging 167 points per game.

The Northern Colorado offense is coming off a game where they scored 68 points against Colorado. They posted a field goal percentage of 41% and connected on 3 threes. Saint Thomas is leading the team in scoring at 17.9 points per contest. Dejour Reaves has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 15.7 going into the game.

On defense, Northern Colorado is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 72.2 points per game. Northern Colorado's defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Colorado offense to knock down 49% of their shots on their way to putting up 90 points.

Are Air Force Ready for a Home Win?

Heading into their 12th game of the season, Air Force has a 7-4 overall record. In away games, they are 3-1, while at home they are 4-1. As Air Force gets ready to face Northern Colorado, their against the spread (ATS) record stands at 4-5. When playing at home this season, Air Force has gone 2-3 vs. the spread, and in their previous ten home games, they have a 3-7 ATS record.

So far, Air Force's games have averaged 128.7 points per game with the average over/under line being 133.4 points. In their most recent three games, the Falcons' over/under record is 3-0, with their games averaging 142 points per game.

Air Force's offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Portland, finishing the game with a total of 80 points. Their season average is now 68.3 points per game. Rytis Petraitis was the leading scorer for the Falcons, putting up 20 points. In addition, Ethan Taylor contributed 16 points.

Coming into today's game, the Air Force defense is giving up an average of 63.9 points per contest. Air Force's three-point defense is currently 98th in the country at 6.7 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.4% of their shots vs. Air Force.