Idaho State vs. Northern Arizona - 2/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (12-11) at Idaho State Bengals (5-18)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 9:05 pm (Holt Arena)
The Line: Idaho State Bengals +5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks and Idaho State Bengals play Thursday at the Holt Arena.
The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks hope to keep things going after winning their last four games. On the season, Northern Arizona is averaging 67.9 points on 40.3 percent shooting and is allowing 68.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Quinton Upshur is averaging 15 points and 3.5 rebounds while Aaseem Dixon is averaging 13.1 points and 2.5 assists. Kris Yanku is the third double-digit scorer and Ako Kaluna is shooting 48.1 percent from the field. The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks have six players averaging at least six points, and they’re shooting 72.5 percent from the line and 36.5 percent from deep. Defensively, Northern Arizona is allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in four straight games.
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The Idaho State Bengals could use a win after losing seven of their last eight games. On the season, Idaho State is averaging 61.9 points on 42.4 percent shooting and is allowing 69 points on 44 percent shooting. Chris Hansen is averaging 16.8 points and 2.3 assists while Jeffrey Solarin is averaging 12.3 points and 9.2 rebounds. Nnamdi Ezenwa is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Marcus Bradley is shooting 45.9 percent from the field. The Idaho State Bengals have four players averaging at least 7.4 points, and they’re shooting 64.3 percent from the line and 33.5 percent from deep. Defensively, Idaho State is allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in seven of its last eight games.
The Lumberjacks are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 3-0-2 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bengals are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS loss and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Lumberjacks are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Idaho State and 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks are playing their best ball of the season as of late and Idaho State is playing its worst ball of the season. While there may be better bets on the board, you have to like the Lumberjacks to stay hot and cover the reasonable number.