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Big Sky Tournament - College basketball point spread favors Bears in battle with Lumberjacks

Northern Colorado BearsNorthern Arizona Lumberjacks
17-12March 13, 2014, 06:30 | Dee Events Center15-16

Northern Colorado travels to Northern Arizona on Thursday, hoping to boost its 17-12 record with a victory over the Lumberjacks.

The Lumberjacks sit at 15-16 (14-15 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bears are currently 17-12 (10-13-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Northern Arizona is 11-17 OU, and Northern Colorado is 12-11-1 OU.View Northern Colorado Bears vs Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -3-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 141-rated Lumberjacks and the No. 179-ranked Bears, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northern Arizona's No. 206 nationally ranked offense (67.23 points per game) against a Bears defense that sits as the No. 146 at 70.34 PPG. The Lumberjacks have been averaging 45.46% from the field, less than the Bears have managed so far this season (49.37% on average).

A few Bears at Lumberjacks trends to consider:
Northern Colorado is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Northern Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northern Colorado's last 6 games
Northern Colorado is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Northern Arizona
Northern Arizona is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Northern Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northern Arizona's last 6 games
Northern Arizona is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Northern Colorado