Northern Arizona Lumberjacks face Eastern Washington Eagles: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks vs Eastern Washington Eagles Odds
College basketball wagering interest will be high on Thursday when the Lumberjacks of Northern Arizona hit the hard court against the Eagles of Eastern Washington.
The Eagles are 3-11 so far on the season, and 3-8-1 ATS vs. the number. The Lumberjacks, meanwhile, are 5-9 and 6-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Eastern Washington go 2-6 and the Lumberjacks go 5-3 on the totals.
Bettors looking to back visiting Northern Arizona before tip-off in this one found them as 2.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 288 (Eagles) and the No. 319 (Lumberjacks) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 64-62 result in favor of the Eagles has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Eastern Washington's No. 126-ranked offense, averaging 70.1 PPG, against a Lumberjacks defense that ranks No. 334 at 77 PPG. The Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 39.5% so far, less than the Lumberjacks marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.4% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Northern Arizona owns the country's No. 348-rated mark, allowing 88.7 points per game on the highway. Eastern Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 243 in scoring at home.
Northern Arizona was a 90-77 loser in their most recent outing at home against Southern Utah. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. The Lumberjacks got 23 points from Gabe Rogers, but it was Southern Utah that prevailed in a 90-77 final on Saturday at Walkup Skydome.
Last time out for Eastern Washington, they were a 70-68 loser as they battled Montana State on the road. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. Eastern Washington got 18 points from Jeffrey Forbes but lost anyway, 70-68, to Montana State on Saturday at Worthington Arena.
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Portland State are 4-6
After playing Southern Utah are 3-1
After a loss are 5-5
Eastern Washington Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Sacramento State are 3-7
After playing Montana State are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
A few Lumberjacks at Eagles trends to consider:
Northern Arizona is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Eastern Washingto
Northern Arizona is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Eastern Washingto
Northern Arizona is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Northern Arizona is 1-14 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Eastern Washington's last 6 games when playing Northern Arizona
Eastern Washington is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Northern Arizona
Eastern Washington is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
Eastern Washington is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing Northern Arizona
Northern Arizona at Portland State, Saturday, January 12
Eastern Washington home to Sacramento State, Saturday, January 12