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Northern Arizona LumberjacksSouthern Utah Thunderbirds
Feb 2, 9:05 PM | Centrum Arena

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds Odds

7-13TEAM RECORD8-12

The visiting Northern Arizona Lumberjacks hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Centrum Arena against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds.

The Thunderbirds sit at 8-12 (10-8 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Lumberjacks are currently 7-13 (9-10 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Southern Utah is 7-7 OU, and Northern Arizona is 8-6 OU.

View Northern Arizona vs Southern Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Thunderbirds in this one found them listed as 3-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Lumberjacks was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Thunderbirds, most recently No. 245 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Lumberjacks, who rate No. 328 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 66-60 victory for the Thunderbirds.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Lumberjacks is ranked No. 268 in NCAA hoops at 32.6 per game. Contrast that with Southern Utah’s No. 51 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Southern Utah is the No. 288-ranked team in the country at 4.9 per game, while Northern Arizona rates No. 223 at 5.7 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Northern Arizona owns the country's No. 348-rated mark, allowing 83.1 points per game on the highway. Southern Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 205 in scoring at home.

Northern Arizona was an 81-79 loser in their most recent outing at home against North Dakota. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. Northern Arizona got 35 points from Gabe Rogers en route to an 81-79 loss at the hands of Northern Arizona on Saturday at Walkup Skydome.

Southern Utah won its last outing, a 79-67 result against Sacramento State on January 31. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. Damon Heuir went off for 28 points and added 7 rebounds, leading Southern Utah over Sacramento State, 79-67, on Thursday at Centrum Arena.

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

Southern Utah Thunderbirds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Idaho State are 4-6
After playing Sacramento State are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

Next up:
Northern Arizona at Sacramento State, Monday, February 4
Southern Utah at Idaho State, Thursday, February 7