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College basketball point spread favors Grizzlies in battle with Lumberjacks

Northern Arizona LumberjacksMontana Grizzlies
March 9, 9:00 PM | Dahlberg Arena

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks vs Montana Grizzlies Odds

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A key college battle sees the visiting Northern Arizona Lumberjacks travelling to Montana Saturday to take on the Grizzlies.

This season, the Grizzlies are 22-6 overall and 14-11-1 ATS ATS, while the Lumberjacks are 11-19 and 15-14 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Montana boasts a 12-10-1 on the OU, and Northern Arizona is 15-9.

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 12.5-point underdogs 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(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Grizzlies rated this week at No. 179 and the Lumberjacks sitting at No. 324. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 76-62 result in favor of the Grizzlies.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montana's No. 80 nationally ranked offense (71.6 points per game) against a Lumberjacks defense that sits as the No. 331 at 75.5 PPG. The Grizzlies have been averaging 47.4% from the field, more than the Lumberjacks have managed so far this season (44% on average).

Defensively, Northern Arizona features the nation's No. 341-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.3 points per game. Montana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 124 nationally in scoring at home.

Northern Arizona lost its last outing, an 83-79 result against Montana State on March 7. They covered in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. Northern Arizona got 29 points from Gabe Rogers on the way to an 83-79 loss against Montana State on Thursday at Worthington Arena.

Montana was a 63-52 winner in its last match at home against Sacramento State. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites. The Grizzlies grabbed a 63-52 win over the Hornets on Thursday, behind a 21-point effort from Jordan Gregory at Dahlberg Arena.

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

Montana Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Sacramento State are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Lumberjacks at Grizzlies trends to consider:
Northern Arizona is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Northern Arizona is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Montana
Montana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Montana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Northern Arizona
Montana is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games
Montana is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Northern Arizona