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Northern Arizona Lumberjacks vs Northern Colorado Bears Preview

Northern Colorado BearsNorthern Arizona Lumberjacks
15-8February 20, 2014, 08:30 | Walkup Skydome11-14

Northern Colorado pays a visit to Northern Arizona on Thursday, hoping to send the Lumberjacks to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Walkup Skydome.

The Lumberjacks sit at 11-14 (10-13 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bears are currently 15-8 (8-10 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Northern Arizona is 10-12 OU, and Northern Colorado is 11-6-1 OU.

View Northern Colorado Bears vs Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Lumberjacks in this one found them listed as 1-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Thursday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Bears was expected to move the line.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 168-rated Northern Colorado taking on the No. 204-rated Lumberjacks in this contest.

Northern Colorado was an 83-73 winner in their most recent outing at home against Montana State. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Tevin Svihovec scored 17 points leading the Bears to an 83-73 victory over Montana State at Butler-Hancock Hall on Saturday.

Northern Arizona lost its last outing, an 84-65 result against Eastern Washington on February 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog. Kris Yanku chucked in a team-high 30 points for Northern Arizona on Saturday, but they still came up short in losing 84-65 at Reese Court.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Northern Arizona's No. 211-rated squad against Northern Colorado's No. 179-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Northern Arizona rates No. 189 in the country with 5.32 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 126 nationally with 6.13 per match.

Next up:
Northern Colorado at Sacramento State, Saturday, February 22nd
Northern Arizona at North Dakota, Saturday, February 22nd