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Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs. Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Pick-Odds-Prediction - 1/13/14

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (5-9) at Southern Utah Thunderbirds (1-11)

College Basketball: Monday, January 13, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Centrum Arena)

The Line: Southern Utah Thunderbirds +6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: not listed

The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks visith the Southern Utah Thunderbirds in a Big Sky tilt.

If Northern Arizona expects to make a run in the Big Sky they have to reverse their numbers as they are being outscored 70-66. NAU looks to build on their 75-65 victory over visiting Sacramento State where a strong second half erased a one point deficit in a game where defense was optional with both hitting at 48% and combining for 21 three pointers. The difference came at the foul line where the Lumberjacks held a 16-5 edge. Aaseem Dixon led all scorers with 22 points and seven pulls with Quinton Upshur adding 18 while Max Jacobsen netted 17 points.

Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs. Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Pick-Odds-Prediction - 1/13/14

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After opening the 2013-14 campaign with a win things have gone sour for Southern Utah with eleven consecutive defeats. The numbers don't always tell the story but I think they do in this case with the Thunderbirds outscored 78-56 with opponents sinking half their attempts. Both trends continued in a 77-49 loss to visiting Sacramento State in which the Hornets were up by 21 at the half behind 60% marksmanship while the home team struggled to just 32%. The Thunderbirds were led in the scoring column by Trey Kennedy with eleven points with AJ Hess tossing in ten followed by Casey Oliverson nine points and ten rebounds on 4-7 from the floor.

Southern Utah is at home and have played the tougher schedule but Northern Arizona has played better overall. I know the Lumberjacks on the road is not ideal but it does look like the right side...

Northern Arizona -6

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