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Montana State vs. Northern Colorado prediction, odds: 2022 Big Sky Tournament picks, bets from proven model

The 2022 Big Sky Tournament concludes with a championship matchup between the Montana State Bobcats and Northern Colorado Bears on Saturday evening. Montana State is the tournament’s top seed, while Northern Colorado is the No. 3. The Bears beat Portland State on Friday in the semis, while the Bobcats escaped a tough matchup against Weber State to advance.

Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Bobcats as 4.5-point favorites in the latest Northern Colorado vs. Montana State odds. The over-under for total points is set at 144.5. Before entering any Northern Colorado vs. Montana State picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $1,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Montana State vs. Northern Colorado. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Northern Colorado vs. Montana State:

  • Montana State vs. Northern Colorado spread: Montana State -4.5
  • Montana State vs. Northern Colorado over-under: 144.5 points

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What you need to know about Montana State

The Bobcats have several betting trends working in their favor in this one. They went 16-14-1 against the spread this season with an impressive 12-6-1 ATS mark when playing away from home. They were also 11-6-1 ATS when playing with fewer than four days of rest, which is the case in this quick turnaround.

They rank near the top 50 nationally with 76.7 points per game. Xavier Bishop leads the way with 13.8 points per game, while forward Jubrile Belo paces the team with a 58.9 percent field-goal percentage. Montana State has won five straight games and 17 of its last 19.

What you need to know about Northern Colorado

Northern Colorado opened its conference slate with an overtime win over Montana State, but it closed the regular season with a loss in the rematch. The Bears had won their previous two games by double digits, including a 75-66 win at Montana. They survived a scare against Eastern Washington on Thursday, pulling out a 68-67 win. 

The Bears played another close game on Friday, getting past Portland State in an 86-79 final. Senior guard Daylen Kountz has been one of the top scorers in college basketball, averaging 21.2 points per game. Northern Colorado has covered the spread in seven of its last nine games in the month of March. 

How to make Northern Colorado vs. Montana State picks

The model is leaning over on the total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Northern Colorado vs. Montana State? And which side covers 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks.

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