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Northern Arizona LumberjacksMontana State Bobcats
Feb 27, 9:00 PM | Worthington Arena

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks vs Montana State Bobcats Odds

5-23TEAM RECORD11-16

Worthington Arena will host Bobcats vs. Lumberjacks action on Monday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Bobcats currently sports a 11-16 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-13 ATS. The Lumberjacks are 5-23 and 5-18-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bobcats produce a 15-8 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Lumberjacks have gone 13-11 against the number.

View Northern Arizona vs Montana State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Montana State sat as 9-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bobcats at No. 276 and the Lumberjacks at No. 338 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 67-60 result in favor of the Bobcats.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montana State's No. 120 nationally ranked offense (70.3 points per game) against a Lumberjacks defense that sits as the No. 276 at 71 PPG. The Bobcats have been averaging 42.4% from the field, more than the Lumberjacks have managed so far this season (40.8% on average).

Defensively, Northern Arizona features the nation's No. 287-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.7 points per game. Montana State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Northern Arizona was a 78-60 loser on the road against Montana. They covered the 19-point spread as underdogs. Gabe Rogers scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Lumberjacks to a win (they lost 78-60 to Montana at Dahlberg Arena on Thursday).

Montana State was a 57-47 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Montana. They covered the 14.5-point spread as underdogs. The Bobcats endured a 57-47 loss at the hands of the Grizzlies on Saturday, despite a 11-point effort from Jeff Budinich at Dahlberg Arena.

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
After playing Montana are 3-7
After a loss are 0-10

Montana State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
After playing Montana are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

A few Lumberjacks at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Arizona's last 5 games on the road
Northern Arizona is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Northern Arizona is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Montana State
Northern Arizona is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Montana State
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Montana State's last 8 games at home
Montana State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Northern Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montana State's last 6 games
Montana State is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing at home against Northern Arizona

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