Montana State vs. Northern Arizona - 1/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (8-11) at Montana State Bobcats (4-14)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 4:35 pm (Worthington Arena)
The Line: Montana State Bobcats +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks and Montana State Bobcats play Saturday at the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.
The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks have split their last 10 games and play their 11th true road game. On the season, Northern Arizona is averaging 66.1 points on 39.2 percent shooting and is allowing 70 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Quinton Upshur is averaging 13.9 points and 3.5 rebounds while Aaseem Dixon is averaging 12.6 points and 2.1 assists. Kris Yanku is the third player averaging double-digit points and Ako Kaluna is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks have seven players averaging at least 6.1 points, and they’re shooting 71.5 percent from the line and 33.4 percent from downtown. Defensively, Northern Arizona is allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in four of its last seven games.
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The Montana State Bobcats have lost nine of their last 10 games and look for their second Big Sky win. On the season, Montana State is averaging 60.5 points on 38.4 percent shooting and is allowing 71.2 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Michael Dison is averaging 13.5 points and 3.4 rebounds while Marcus Colbert is averaging 10.9 points and 5.4 assists. Stephan Holm is the third player averaging double-digit points and Danny Robison is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Montana State Bobcats have six players averaging at least 5.4 points, and they’re shooting 72.9 percent from the line and 35.8 percent from downtown. Defensively, Montana State is allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in four of its last five games.
The Lumberjacks are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bobcats are 15-35-1 ATS in their last 51 Saturday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Big Sky. The Lumberjacks are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Montana State and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
In a toss up game, you have to go with the team that's actually won some games recently. Montana State has lost nine of its last 10 games and against a Lumberjacks squad that can score, I'll take the road team here.