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NCAAB Game Preview - Bobcats underdogs vs Lumberjacks at Northern Arizona

Montana State BobcatsNorthern Arizona Lumberjacks
March 5, 8:37 PM | Walkup Skydome

Montana State Bobcats vs Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Odds

13-17TEAM RECORD18-11

Walkup Skydome features an NCAAB clash between the host Northern Arizona Lumberjacks and the visiting Montana State Bobcats in college hoops action on Saturday.

It's a game in the Big Sky Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68.

The Lumberjacks bring a 18-11 record (13-4 ATS) to this tilt against the 13-17 Bobcats, who are 10-11-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Northern Arizona go 9-8 so far and the Bobcats go 8-14.

View Montana State vs Northern Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bobcats are listed as 11-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 276-rated Montana State taking on the No. 99-rated Lumberjacks in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 76-67 win for the Lumberjacks on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northern Arizona's No. 84 nationally ranked offense (72.4 points per game) against a Bobcats defense that sits as the No. 205 at 68.8 PPG. The Lumberjacks have been averaging 49.6% from the field, more than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (41.2% on average).

Defensively, Montana State features the nation's No. 130-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.2 points per game. Northern Arizona, meanwhile, comes in at No. 75 nationally in scoring at home.

Montana State was an 84-68 winner in their most recent outing at home against Idaho State. They covered the 6.5–point spread as favorites. Danny Piepoli scored 22 points leading the Bobcats to an 84-68 victory over Idaho State at Worthington Arena on Wednesday.

In their last action, Northern Arizona was a 79-52 winner at home against Portland State. They covered the 12.5–point spread as favorites. Northern Arizona cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Portland State out of the gym and running up a 79-52 score at Walkup Skydome.

Montana State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Idaho State are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

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

A few Bobcats at Lumberjacks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montana State's last 6 games on the road
Montana State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Montana State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Northern Arizona
Montana State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Northern Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Northern Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Montana State
Northern Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Arizona's last 5 games at home