Idaho State Bengals take on Lumberjacks in NCAA basketball test

Idaho State Bengals Northern Arizona Lumberjacks
7-11 February 01, 2014, 05:00 | Walkup Skydome 8-12



College hoops betting interest focuses on the Northern Arizona vs Idaho State battle Saturday at Walkup Skydome as the Lumberjacks look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Lumberjacks currently sports a 8-12 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-9 ATS. The Bengals are 7-11 and 8-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Lumberjacks produce a 8-9 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bengals have gone 6-7 against the number.

View Idaho State Bengals vs Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks as -4-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Lumberjacks at No. 109 and the Bengals at No. 187 heading into this contest.

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Idaho State was an 84-78 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Sacramento State. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. Idaho State suffered an 84-78 loss against Sacramento State on Thursday, getting 17 points from Tomas Sanchez in a losing effort at Colberg Court.

Northern Arizona was a 76-67 loser in its last match at home against Weber State. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. Northern Arizona suffered a 76-67 loss against Weber State on Thursday, getting 18 points from Max Jacobsen in a losing effort at Walkup Skydome.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Northern Arizona has the nation's No. 199-rated offensive output, at 68.2 PPG. The visiting Bengals defense ranks No. 144 allowing on average 70.17 PPG. The Lumberjacks FG% has averaged 45.61% so far, more than the Bengals marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.17% per game.

A few Bengals at Lumberjacks trends to consider:
Idaho State is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Idaho State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Idaho State's last 5 games
Idaho State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Northern Arizona is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Northern Arizona is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Arizona's last 5 games
Northern Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Idaho State home to Northern Colorado, Thursday, February 6th
Northern Arizona at Sacramento State, Thursday, February 6th
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