Weber State Wildcats face Northern Arizona Lumberjacks: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
Weber State Wildcats vs Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Odds
College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Wildcats of Weber State hit the hard court against the Lumberjacks of Northern Arizona.
The Lumberjacks are 11-17 so far on the season, and 13-14 ATS vs. the number. The Wildcats, meanwhile, are 21-5 and 13-9-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Northern Arizona go 13-9 and the Wildcats go 10-11 on the totals.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Northern Arizona sat as 8.5-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Lumberjacks rated this week at No. 322 and the Wildcats sitting at No. 38. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 85-62 result in favor of the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Northern Arizona's No. 263-rated squad against Weber State's No. 139-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Northern Arizona rates No. 233 in the country with 5.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 76 nationally with 7.2 per match.
Defensively, Weber State features the nation's No. 61-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.2 points per game. Northern Arizona, meanwhile, comes in at No. 159 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Weber State was a 70-55 winner on the road against Sacramento State. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites. Davion Berry scored 22 points leading the Wildcats to a 70-55 victory over Sacramento State at Colberg Court on Thursday.
Northern Arizona was a 67-58 winner in their most recent outing at home against Idaho State. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Northern Arizona got 24 points from Gabe Rogers en route to a 67-58 victory over Idaho State on Thursday at Walkup Skydome.
Weber State Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Portland State are 7-3
After playing Sacramento State are 6-4
After a win are 9-1
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Montana State are 3-7
After playing Idaho State are 4-6
After a win are 2-8
A few Wildcats at Lumberjacks trends to consider:
Weber State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Weber State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Northern Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Weber State's last 9 games when playing on the road against Northern Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northern Arizona's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Arizona's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Arizona's last 6 games when playing Weber State
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Northern Arizona's last 9 games when playing at home against Weber State
Weber State home to Portland State, Thursday, March 7
Northern Arizona at Montana State, Thursday, March 7