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Arizona Unable To Cover Against NAU

The Arizona Wildcats have been steamrolling Northern Arizona, which should not be much of a surprise, but inflated spreads have caused bettors to avoid the chalk. Arizona is 2-4-1 ATS in their past seven contests against Northern Arizona despite averaging a 19.4 point margin of victory in that span.

Shark Bites
  • Arizona has won the past two games against NAU by a combined 76 points.
  • NAU’s two wins this season have come against D-II opponents.
  • The OVER is 6-3 in Arizona’s past nine home games.

Inconsistency continues to plague the Wildcats this season as they opened their season winning their first four games by nearly 20 points per game, but then needed overtime to beat Santa Clara and lost to Providence.  The last four games have seen freshman Allonzo Trier start to round into form as he has averaged 17.3 points on 70 percent shooting.

NAU has not picked up a win in Tucson since 1966 and they're yet to win a true road game this season. The Lumberjacks do offer some offensive depth, with four players averaging double-digit points this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Arizona Wildcats betting line as -24-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks vs Arizona Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Wednesday; they are 0-3 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Arizona Wildcats are 5-5 ATS. Northern Arizona Lumberjacks are 2-1 on betting the total; Arizona Wildcats are 6-4.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Arizona Wildcats at No. 13 and the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks at No. 191 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Arizona's No. 106-ranked offense, averaging 76.7 PPG, against a Lumberjacks defense that ranks No. 236 at 79.5 PPG. The Wildcats field goal percentage has averaged 46.82% so far, more than the Lumberjacks marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.52% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Arizona cruised to victory on Sunday, running Missouri out of the gym and running up a 88-52 score at McKale Center.

Betting Trends
  • Northern Arizona is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • Northern Arizona is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Northern Arizona is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Arizona
  • Northern Arizona is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Arizona
  • Arizona is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Arizona is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games
  • Arizona is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona's last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Northern Arizona at Arkansas-Little Rock, Sunday, December 20th
Arizona at UNLV, Saturday, December 19th

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