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Point spread favors Eagles in battle with Lumberjacks

Eastern Washington EaglesNorthern Arizona Lumberjacks
Feb 2, 8:35 PM | Walkup Skydome

Eastern Washington Eagles vs Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Odds

10-12TEAM RECORD5-17

A key college battle sees the visiting Eagles travelling to Northern Arizona Thursday to take on the Lumberjacks on Thursday.

The Lumberjacks sit at 5-17 (4-13-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Eagles are currently 10-12 (8-9-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Northern Arizona is 10-8 OU, and Eastern Washington is 12-6 OU.

View Eastern Washington vs Northern Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Lumberjacks as 7-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 334-rated Lumberjacks and the No. 196-ranked Eagles, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 70-60 result in favor of the Eagles.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northern Arizona's No. 294 nationally ranked offense (62 points per game) against a Eagles defense that sits as the No. 255 at 70.1 PPG. The Lumberjacks have been averaging 40.9% from the field, less than the Eagles have managed so far this season (41% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Eastern Washington owns the country's No. 252-rated mark, allowing 73.7 points per game on the highway. Northern Arizona, on the other hand, rates No. 259 in scoring at home.

Eastern Washington won its last outing, a 69-52 result against Montana State on January 28. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. The Eagles grabbed a 69-52 win over the Bobcats on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Cliff Ederaine at Reese Court.

Northern Arizona was a 64-62 loser in their most recent outing at home against Northern Colorado. They earned a push of the 2-point spread as underdogs. The Lumberjacks endured a 64-62 loss at the hands of the Bears on Monday, despite a 22-point effort from James Douglas at Walkup Skydome.

Eastern Washington Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Sacramento State are 3-7
After playing Montana State are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Portland State are 5-5
After playing Northern Colorado are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Eagles at Lumberjacks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Eastern Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Northern Arizona
Eastern Washington is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Eastern Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Northern Arizona
Northern Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Eastern Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Arizona's last 5 games when playing Eastern Washington
Northern Arizona is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Eastern Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northern Arizona's last 7 games

Next up:
Eastern Washington home to Sacramento State, Saturday, February 4
Northern Arizona home to Portland State, Saturday, February 4