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Idaho State favored by -5.5 against Northern Arizona on Thursday

Northern Arizona LumberjacksIdaho State Bengals
11-16February 27, 2014, 09:05 | Holt Arena10-15



Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Idaho State Bengals try to run the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks off the court at Holt Arena in college hoops action.

The Lumberjacks will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 10-15 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bengals are 13-7 ATS. Northern Arizona is 10-14 against the total, while Idaho State is 10-10 versus the number.

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

Bettors looking to side with Idaho State in this one found them as -5.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 117-ranked Bengals and the No. 305-rated Lumberjacks in this matchup.

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Northern Arizona lost its last outing, a 75-63 result against North Dakota on February 22. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point favorite. Northern Arizona suffered a 75-63 loss against North Dakota on Saturday, getting 18 points from Quinton Upshur in a losing effort at Walkup Skydome.

In their last action, Idaho State was a 62-61 loser on the road against Montana. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. Idaho State suffered a 62-61 loss against Montana on Saturday, getting 17 points from Tomas Sanchez in a losing effort at Dahlberg Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Idaho State's No. 154-ranked scoring average of 70.64 PPG, against a Lumberjacks defense rated No. 146 and allowing 70.22 PPG. The Bengals FG% has averaged 45.45% to date this season, more than the Lumberjacks shooters have managed so far (45.21% per game).

A few Lumberjacks at Bengals trends to consider:
Northern Arizona is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games
Northern Arizona is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Arizona's last 5 games
Northern Arizona is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Idaho State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Idaho State's last 6 games
Idaho State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Idaho State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Northern Arizona


Next up:
Northern Arizona at Weber State, Saturday, March 1st
Idaho State at Sacramento State, Saturday, March 1st

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