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NCAAB Game Preview - Lumberjacks underdogs vs Cougars at Northern Arizona

BYU CougarsNorthern Arizona Lumberjacks
Nov 30, 9:05 PM | Walkup Skydome

BYU Cougars vs Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Odds


College basketball wagering interest will be high on Wednesday when the Cougars of BYU hit the hard court against the Lumberjacks of Northern Arizona.

This season, the Lumberjacks are 2-4 overall and 0-4 ATS ATS, while the Cougars are 4-2 and 1-2 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Northern Arizona boasts a 2-2 on the OU, and BYU is 1-2.

View BYU vs Northern Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Lumberjacks as 14.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 63-rated BYU taking on the No. 132-rated Lumberjacks in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 82-72 win for the Cougars on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Northern Arizona has the nation's No. 165-rated offensive output, at 69.7 PPG. The visiting Cougars defense ranks No. 54 allowing on average 60 PPG. The Lumberjacks FG% has averaged 42.8% so far, less than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 51.1% per game.

Defensively, BYU features the nation's No. 180-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. Northern Arizona, meanwhile, comes in at No. 123 nationally in scoring at home.

BYU was a 73-56 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Wisconsin. They failed to cover the 7.5–point spread as underdogs. The Badgers grabbed a 73-56 win over the Cougars on Saturday, behind a 21-point effort from Ben Brust at Sears Centre.

In their last action, Northern Arizona was an 81-61 loser on the road against Loyola Marymount. They failed to cover the 10.5–point spread as underdogs. Northern Arizona was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Loyola Marymount and falling by an 81-61 score at Gersten Pavilion.

BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 10-0
Before playing Oregon are 1-1
After a loss are 10-0

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Arizona are 5-4
After playing Loyola Marymount are 2-1
After a loss are 6-4

A few Cougars at Lumberjacks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of BYU's last 12 games on the road
BYU is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Northern Arizona is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games at home
Northern Arizona is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
BYU home to Oregon, Saturday, December 3
Northern Arizona at Arizona, Saturday, December 3