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Lumberjacks visit Northern Colorado Bears in college basketball clash

Northern Arizona LumberjacksNorthern Colorado Bears
Dec 31, 9:35 PM | Butler-Hancock Pavilion

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks vs Northern Colorado Bears Odds


The Northern Colorado Bears will hit the floor running against the visiting Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Lumberjacks will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 3-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Bears are 5-4 ATS. Northern Arizona is 4-5 on the totals; Northern Colorado is 6-3.

View Northern Arizona vs Northern Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Northern Colorado in this one will find them as 6.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 206-rated Bears and the No. 315-ranked Lumberjacks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 67-66 result in favor of the Lumberjacks.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Lumberjacks rank No. 267 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.1 per game. That compares with Northern Colorado’s No. 247 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Northern Colorado is college basketball's No. 63-ranked team at 7.6 per game, while the Lumberjacks rate No. 179 with 6.2 per game.

Defensively, Northern Arizona features the nation's No. 128-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.8 points per game. Northern Colorado, meanwhile, comes in at No. 118 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Northern Arizona was a 73-64 winner at home against Sacramento State. They covered the 6.5–point spread as favorites. James Douglas scored 22 points leading the Lumberjacks to a 73-64 victory over Sacramento State at Walkup Skydome on Thursday.

Northern Colorado was a 92-78 loser in its last match at home against Colorado State. They failed to cover the 2.5–point spread as underdogs. Tate Unruh scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Bears to a win (they lost 92-78 to Colorado State at Butler-Hancock Pavilion on Thursday).

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-2
Before playing Portland State are 6-4
After playing Sacramento State are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Northern Colorado Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-2
Before playing Idaho State are 6-4
After playing Colorado State are 3-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Lumberjacks at Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Arizona's last 5 games when playing on the road against Northern Colorado
Northern Arizona is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Northern Arizona is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Northern Colorado
Northern Colorado is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Northern Arizona
Northern Colorado is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games at home
Northern Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Northern Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Colorado's last 5 games when playing at home against Northern Arizona

Next up:
Northern Arizona at Portland State, Thursday, January 5
Northern Colorado home to Idaho State, Monday, January 2