Northern Arizona vs. North Dakota - 2/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Dakota Sioux (8-13) at Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (11-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Walkup Skydome)
The Line: Northern Arizona Lumberjacks -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
North Dakota and the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks meet Saturday at the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome.
North Dakota is looking for some consistency after splitting its last six games. On the season, North Dakota is averaging 65.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting and is allowing 74.7 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Jaron Nash is averaging 12.3 points and 6.8 rebounds while Estan Tyler is averaging 11.8 points and 2.3 assists. Quinton Hooker is the third double-digit scorer and Terrel de Rouen is dishing 2.3 assists. North Dakota have six players averaging at least 6.4 points, and they’re shooting 67.2 percent from the line and 32.5 percent from downtown. Defensively, North Dakota is allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 82 or more points in four of its last seven games.
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The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks have won four of their last five games and are in the running for a Big Sky title. On the season, Northern Arizona is averaging 67 points on 40.2 percent shooting and is allowing 68.8 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Quinton Upshur is averaging 15 points and 3.6 rebounds while Aaseem Dixon is averaging 12.9 points and 2.4 assists. Kris Yanku is the third double-digit scorer and Jordyn Martin is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks have seven players averaging at least six points, and they’re shooting 72 percent from the line an 35.9 percent from deep. Defensively, Northern Arizona is allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in four straight games.
North Dakota is 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games following a ATS win and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The Lumberjacks are 0-6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 2-0-2 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
Although Northern Arizona hasn't been great at covering the number, this is a team that's far better than North Dakota, especially on the offensive end. Look for the Lumberjacks to get the job done by double digits.