Northern Arizona Lumberjacks vs North Dakota Sioux Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the North Dakota Sioux try to run the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks off the court at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center in college hoops action.
The Lumberjacks will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 11-13 ATS against the number this season, while the Sioux are 10-12 ATS. Northern Arizona is 11-8 on the totals; North Dakota is 12-7.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the North Dakota Sioux as 5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Sioux sit at No. 289 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Lumberjacks sit at No. 317 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Sioux will win this game 68-61.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits North Dakota's No. 215-ranked offense, averaging 65.9 PPG, against a Lumberjacks defense that ranks No. 332 at 75.5 PPG. The Sioux field goal percentage has averaged 41.8% so far, less than the Lumberjacks marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.5% per game.
Defensively, Northern Arizona features the nation's No. 342-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.5 points per game. North Dakota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 225 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Northern Arizona was a 76-68 loser on the road against Northern Colorado. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs. Northern Arizona got 23 points from Gabe Rogers but lost anyway, 76-68, to Northern Colorado on Thursday at Butler-Hancock Pavilion.
North Dakota won its last outing, a 49-48 result against Sacramento State on February 14. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. The Sioux grabbed a 49-48 win over the Hornets on Thursday, behind a 13-point effort from Troy Huff at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Northern Colorado are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
North Dakota Sioux Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-3
Before playing Northern Colorado are 1-3
After playing Sacramento State are 1-2
After a win are 4-6
A few Lumberjacks at Sioux trends to consider:
Northern Arizona is 3-19 SU in its last 22 games on the road
North Dakota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
North Dakota is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Northern Arizona at Hawaii, Saturday, February 23
North Dakota at Northern Colorado, Wednesday, February 20