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Jan 12, 8:35 PM | Walkup Skydome

Montana Grizzlies vs Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Odds


The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Northern Arizona and Montana on Thursday, with the host Lumberjacks trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Northern Arizona battles the Grizzlies, currently sitting with a 10-5 mark (6-4-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 6-6 for the Lumberjacks and 5-6 for the Grizzlies.

View Montana vs Northern Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Lumberjacks installed as 7.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 326-rated Lumberjacks and the No. 193-ranked Grizzlies, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 69-60 result in favor of the Grizzlies.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Grizzlies is ranked No. 266 in NCAA hoops at 32.8 per game. Contrast that with Northern Arizona’s No. 280 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Northern Arizona is the No. 185-ranked team in the country at 6.1 per game, while Montana rates No. 229 at 5.6 per game.

Defensively, Montana features the nation's No. 66-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.3 points per game. Northern Arizona, meanwhile, comes in at No. 232 nationally in scoring at home.

Montana was a 68-44 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Idaho State. They covered the 6–point spread as favorites. The battle between the Grizzlies and Bengals didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Idaho State was handed a 68-44 defeat on Saturday at Holt Arena.

Last time out for Northern Arizona, they were a 76-59 loser as they battled Eastern Washington on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 13-point underdog. Northern Arizona got 17 points from James Douglas but lost anyway, 76-59, to Eastern Washington on Saturday at Reese Court.

Montana Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Weber State are 5-5
After playing Idaho State are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Montana State are 6-4
After playing Eastern Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Grizzlies at Lumberjacks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Montana's last 7 games when playing on the road against Northern Arizona
Montana is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Montana is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Northern Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Northern Arizona's last 7 games when playing at home against Montana
Northern Arizona is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games at home
Northern Arizona is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Montana
Northern Arizona is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Montana

Next up:
Montana at Weber State, Saturday, January 14
Northern Arizona home to Montana State, Saturday, January 14