Northern Arizona Lumberjacks vs Montana State Bobcats Odds
Montana State will look to improve on its 11-16 record on Thursday when they host Northern Arizona in NCAA basketball odds action at Worthington Arena.
The Bobcats currently sports a 11-16 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 12-13 ATS. The Lumberjacks are 11-18 and 14-14 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bobcats produce a 11-10 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Lumberjacks have gone 14-9 against the number.
The visitors opened as 4-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including . The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bobcats rated this week at No. 321 and the Lumberjacks sitting at No. 324. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 69-64 result in favor of the Bobcats.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montana State's No. 97 nationally ranked offense (70.7 points per game) against a Lumberjacks defense that sits as the No. 330 at 75.2 PPG. The Bobcats have been averaging 42.5% from the field, less than the Lumberjacks have managed so far this season (43.8% on average).
Defensively, Northern Arizona features the nation's No. 341-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.1 points per game. Montana State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 94 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Northern Arizona was an 80-78 loser at home against Weber State. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs. Northern Arizona got 25 points from Gabe Rogers on the way to an 80-78 loss against Weber State on Saturday at Walkup Skydome.
Montana State lost its last outing, a 71-68 result against Montana on March 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. Montana State got 30 points from Flavien Davis en route to a 71-68 loss at the hands of Montana State on Saturday at Worthington Arena.
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Montana are 6-4
After playing Weber State are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Montana State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Sacramento State are 4-6
After playing Montana are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
A few Lumberjacks at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Arizona's last 6 games on the road
Northern Arizona is 4-20 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Northern Arizona is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Montana State
Northern Arizona is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Montana State
Montana State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Northern Arizona
Montana State is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Northern Arizona
Montana State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Montana State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Northern Arizona at Montana, Saturday, March 9
Montana State home to Sacramento State, Saturday, March 9