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Northern Colorado Bears take on Lumberjacks in college basketball test

Northern Colorado BearsNorthern Arizona Lumberjacks
Jan 30, 8:35 PM | Walkup Skydome

Northern Colorado Bears vs Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Odds

6-13TEAM RECORD5-16

Northern Colorado pays a visit to Northern Arizona on Monday, hoping to send the Lumberjacks to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Walkup Skydome.

The Lumberjacks bring a 5-16 record (4-13 ATS) to this tilt against the 6-13 Bears, who are 8-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Northern Arizona go 10-7 so far and the Bears go 10-6-1.

View Northern Colorado vs Northern Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 3-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Lumberjacks, most recently No. 332 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bears, who rate No. 275 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 67-61 victory for the Bears.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northern Arizona's No. 296 nationally ranked offense (62 points per game) against a Bears defense that sits as the No. 325 at 75.3 PPG. The Lumberjacks have been averaging 41.1% from the field, less than the Bears have managed so far this season (47.9% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Northern Colorado owns the country's No. 313-rated mark, allowing 78.3 points per game on the highway. Northern Arizona, on the other hand, rates No. 251 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Northern Colorado, they were a 99-94 loser as they battled Idaho State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. The Bears got a huge 30-point effort from Tevin Svihovec but still lost 99-94 against Idaho State on Thursday at Holt Arena.

Northern Arizona was a 77-43 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Sacramento State. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. The Lumberjacks were hammered by Sacramento State on Saturday, losing by a 77-43 final at Colberg Court in college basketball betting action.

Northern Colorado Bears Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-3
Before playing Sacramento State are 5-5
After playing Idaho State are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Eastern Washington are 4-6
After playing Sacramento State are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Bears at Lumberjacks trends to consider:
Northern Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Northern Colorado is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Northern Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northern Arizona's last 6 games
Northern Arizona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Northern Colorado
Northern Arizona is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Northern Arizona's last 10 games when playing Northern Colorado

Next up:
Northern Colorado home to Sacramento State, Thursday, February 2
Northern Arizona home to Eastern Washington, Thursday, February 2

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