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Northern Colorado Bears vs Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Betting Preview

Northern Arizona LumberjacksNorthern Colorado Bears
Feb 26, 9:05 PM | Butler-Hancock Pavilion

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks vs Northern Colorado Bears Odds

17-10TEAM RECORD16-10

The Northern Colorado Bears will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks at Butler-Hancock Pavilion on Saturday in NCAAB play.

Northern Colorado will face the 17-10 Lumberjacks, who own a 11-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bears are 9-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Lumberjacks are 8-7 favoring the OVER.

View Northern Arizona vs Northern Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Lumberjacks listed as 5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bears sit at No. 78 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Lumberjacks sit at No. 111 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Lumberjacks will win this game 76-75.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northern Colorado's No. 99 nationally ranked offense (71.8 points per game) against a Lumberjacks defense that sits as the No. 82 at 64.9 PPG. The Bears have been averaging 43.5% from the field, less than the Lumberjacks have managed so far this season (49.3% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Northern Arizona owns the country's No. 175-rated mark, allowing 70.8 points per game on the highway. Northern Colorado, on the other hand, rates No. 139 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Northern Arizona, they were a 63-42 winner as they battled Sacramento State on the road. They covered in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. The Lumberjacks blew out Sacramento State on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 63-42 win at Colberg Court.

Northern Colorado was an 87-69 winner in their most recent outing at home against North Dakota. The Bears grabbed an 87-69 win over the Sioux on Monday, behind a 23-point effort from Devon Beitzel at Butler-Hancock Pavilion.

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Portland State are 6-4
After playing Sacramento State are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Northern Colorado Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-5
Before playing Idaho State are 6-4
After playing North Dakota are 1-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Lumberjacks at Bears trends to consider:
Northern Arizona is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Northern Arizona is 1-4 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 at home
Northern Colorado is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Northern Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Northern Arizona
Northern Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Northern Arizona

Next up:
Northern Arizona home to Portland State, Wednesday, March 2
Northern Colorado at Idaho State, Monday, February 28

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