Northern Arizona Lumberjacks vs Bears College Hoops Game Preview

Northern Arizona LumberjacksNorthern Colorado Bears
Feb 14, 9:05 PM | Butler-Hancock Pavilion

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks vs Northern Colorado Bears Odds

9-15TEAM RECORD7-15

Northern Colorado looks to cover the Bears-Lumberjacks pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 7-15 mark when they host Northern Arizona in college basketball wagering action.

Northern Colorado will face the 9-15 Lumberjacks, who own a 11-12 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bears are 10-8 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Lumberjacks are 11-7 favoring the OVER.

View Northern Arizona vs Northern Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Bears installed as 6.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 237 (Bears) and the No. 317 (Lumberjacks) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 69-63 result in favor of the Bears has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Lumberjacks rank No. 259 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.8 per game. That compares with Northern Colorado’s No. 198 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Northern Colorado is college basketball's No. 68-ranked team at 7.3 per game, while the Lumberjacks rate No. 231 with 5.6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Northern Arizona owns the country's No. 343-rated mark, allowing 80.8 points per game on the highway. Northern Colorado, on the other hand, rates No. 47 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Northern Arizona, they were a 77-74 loser as they battled Eastern Washington at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point favorite. Gabe Rogers went off for 25 points and added 0 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Eastern Washington handed Northern Arizona a 77-74 defeat at Walkup Skydome.

Northern Colorado was an 85-72 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Montana State. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. The Bears got 23 points from Tevin Svihovec as Northern Colorado ran past Montana State 85-72 on Saturday at Worthington Arena.

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing North Dakota are 1-0
After playing Eastern Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Northern Colorado Bears Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Sacramento State are 6-4
After playing Montana State are 3-7
After a win are 2-8

A few Lumberjacks at Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northern Arizona's last 6 games when playing on the road against Northern Colorado
Northern Arizona is 3-18 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Northern Arizona is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Northern Colorado
Northern Colorado is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Northern Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northern Colorado's last 6 games when playing at home against Northern Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Colorado's last 5 games
Northern Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Northern Arizona

Next up:
Northern Arizona at North Dakota, Saturday, February 16
Northern Colorado home to Sacramento State, Saturday, February 16

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