Northern Arizona vs. Northern Colorado - 2/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northern Colorado Bears (11-9) at Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (10-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Walkup Skydome)
The Line: Northern Arizona Lumberjacks -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Northern Colorado Bears and Northern Arizona Lumberjacks meet Thursday at the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome.
The Northern Colorado Bears hope to keep things rolling after winning five of their last seven games. On the season, Northern Colorado is averaging 74.3 points on 48 percent shooting and is allowing 74.1 points on 49.2 percent shooting. Tevin Svihovec is averaging 12.8 points and three assists while Cameron Michael is averaging 12.4 points and 2.6 rebounds. Tim Huskisson is the third player averaging double-digit points and Dominique Lee is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Northern Colorado Bears have six players averaging at least 6.3 points, and they’re shooting 73 percent from the line and 41.2 percent from downtown. Defensively, Northern Colorado is allowing 41.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 73 or more points in six of its last seven games.
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The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks have won five of their last seven games and hope to get to .500. On the season, Northern Arizona is averaging 67 points on 40.4 percent shooting and is allowing 69.2 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Quinton Upshur is averaging 14.2 points and 3.4 rebounds while Aaseem Dixon is averaging 13.1 points and 2.4 assists. Kris Yanku is the third player averaging double-digit points and Ako Kaluna is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks have seven players averaging at least 5.9 points, and they’re shooting 71.7 percent from the line and 35.7 percent from deep. Defensively, Northern Arizona is allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in three straight games.
The Bears are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Lumberjacks are 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 vs. Big Sky. The Bears are 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Both teams are on a bit of a roll but only one team has been solid against the spread, and that would be the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks. Take the home team and the reasonable chalk.