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NCAA hoops odds preview - North Dakota vs. Northern Arizona

North Dakota SiouxNorthern Arizona Lumberjacks
11-14February 22, 2014, 08:30 | Walkup Skydome11-15

The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the North Dakota Sioux at Walkup Skydome in NCAA basketball action.

The Lumberjacks currently sports a 11-15 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-14 ATS. The Sioux are 11-14 and 8-14-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Lumberjacks produce a 10-13 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Sioux have gone 12-11 against the number.

View North Dakota Sioux vs Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Sioux were listed as 1-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Lumberjacks at No. 204 and the Sioux at No. 59 heading into this contest.

North Dakota was a 71-65 loser in its last match on the road against Sacramento State. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. The Sioux got 23 points from Jamal Webb, but it was Sacramento State that prevailed in a 71-65 final on Thursday at Colberg Court.

Northern Arizona lost its last outing, a 74-59 result against Northern Colorado on February 20. They failed to cover in that game as a 1-point underdog. The Lumberjacks endured a 74-59 loss at the hands of the Bears on Thursday, despite a 22-point effort from Kris Yanku at Walkup Skydome.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Northern Arizona's No. 204-ranked scoring average of 67.46 PPG, against a Sioux defense rated No. 208 and allowing 73.96 PPG. The Lumberjacks FG% has averaged 45.38% to date this season, less than the Sioux shooters have managed so far (45.87% per game).

A few Sioux at Lumberjacks trends to consider:
North Dakota is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
North Dakota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
North Dakota is 3-8-1 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
North Dakota is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Northern Arizona is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games
Northern Arizona is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Arizona's last 6 games
Northern Arizona is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
North Dakota home to Portland State, Thursday, February 27th
Northern Arizona at Idaho State, Thursday, February 27th