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Montana GrizzliesNorthern Arizona Lumberjacks
17-11March 08, 2014, 05:00 | Walkup Skydome14-16



Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Walkup Skydome Saturday as host Northern Arizona looks to handle the Montana Grizzlies in NCAA hoops action.

The Grizzlies will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 10-14 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Lumberjacks are 13-15 ATS. Montana is 13-9 against the total, while Northern Arizona is 11-16 versus the number.

View Montana Grizzlies vs Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Northern Arizona sat as 0-point over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Lumberjacks rated this week at No. 253 and the Grizzlies sitting at No. 66.

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Montana was a 70-55 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Sacramento State. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites. Montana earned a 70-55 victory over Sacramento State on Thursday, getting 18 points from Jordan Gregory at Colberg Court.

Northern Arizona won its last outing, a 61-48 result against Montana State on March 6. They covered in that game as a 6-point favorite. Max Jacobsen scored 16 points leading the Lumberjacks to a 61-48 victory over Montana State at Walkup Skydome on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northern Arizona's No. 208 nationally ranked offense (67.23 points per game) against a Grizzlies defense that sits as the No. 118 at 69.04 PPG. The Lumberjacks have been averaging 45.31% from the field, less than the Grizzlies have managed so far this season (48.19% on average).

A few Grizzlies at Lumberjacks trends to consider:
Montana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montana's last 6 games
Montana is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montana's last 6 games on the road
Northern Arizona is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Arizona's last 5 games
Northern Arizona is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Northern Arizona is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

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