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CIT Finals: No. Arizona meets Evansville

The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks will be taking on the Evansville Purple Aces in postseason college basketball betting action on Thursday night as the schools meet in the finals of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.

Evansville was favored by nearly 8 points over at BetOnline in wagering as of Wednesday night (check for the latest line).

Northern Arizona won and covered the spread in their semifinal against NJIT on Tuesday night, picking up a 68-61 victory as a 4.5-point betting favorite in that contest. Evansville also paid off with an ATS win in the semifinals, beating Tenn-Martin 79-66 as 6.5-point chalk in that contest.

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks vs Evansville Purple Aces Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Thursday; they are 21-11-2 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Evansville Purple Aces are 18-13-1 ATS. Northern Arizona Lumberjacks are 13-12 on betting the total; Evansville Purple Aces are 13-11.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 36-rated Northern Arizona Lumberjacks taking on the No. 271-rated Evansville Purple Aces in this contest.

How Northern Arizona Lumberjacks vs Evansville Purple Aces Stats Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Northern Arizona Lumberjacks rank No. 11 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 38.38 per game. That compares with Evansville’s No. 201 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Evansville is college basketball's No. 243-ranked team at 4.34 per game, while the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks rate No. 88 with 6.78 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Lumberjacks got 23 points from Quinton Upshur as Northern Arizona ran past NJIT 68-61 on Tuesday at Walkup Skydome.

The Purple Aces got a terrific 28-point effort from D.J. Balentine as Evansville defeated Tennessee-Martin 79-66 on Tuesday at Ford Center.