Northern Colorado Bears vs Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Odds
College basketball wagering interest will be high on Thursday when the Bears of Northern Colorado hit the hard court against the Lumberjacks of Northern Arizona.
The Bears will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 3-11 ATS against the number this season, while the Lumberjacks are 9-8 ATS. Northern Colorado is 6-6 on the totals; Northern Arizona is 7-5.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Lumberjacks at No. 317 and the Bears at No. 191 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 69-60 result in favor of the Bears.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Northern Arizona's No. 212-ranked scoring average of 66 PPG, against a Bears defense rated No. 272 and allowing 70.5 PPG. The Lumberjacks FG% has averaged 42.3% to date this season, less than the Bears shooters have managed so far (44.8% per game).
Defensively, Northern Colorado features the nation's No. 239-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.9 points per game. Northern Arizona, meanwhile, comes in at No. 211 nationally in scoring at home.
Northern Colorado won its last outing, a 72-56 result against Eastern Washington on January 19. They covered in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. Northern Colorado got 21 points from Tate Unruh en route to a 72-56 victory over Eastern Washington on Saturday at Butler-Hancock Pavilion.
Northern Arizona was a 60-55 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Idaho State. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. The Lumberjacks grabbed a 60-55 win over the Bengals on Saturday, behind a 22-point effort from Gabe Rogers at Holt Arena.
Northern Colorado Bears Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 0-4
Before playing Sacramento State are 6-4
After playing Eastern Washington are 6-4
After a win are 2-8
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
After playing Idaho State are 4-6
After a win are 2-8
A few Bears at Lumberjacks trends to consider:
Northern Colorado is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Northern Arizona
Northern Colorado is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Northern Colorado is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Northern Arizona is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Northern Colorado
Northern Arizona is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Northern Colorado
Northern Arizona is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games at home
Northern Arizona is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Northern Colorado at Sacramento State, Saturday, January 26
Northern Arizona home to North Dakota, Saturday, January 26