Northern Arizona vs. Idaho State - 2/18/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Idaho State Bengals (13-11) at Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (4-20)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Walkup Skydome)
The Line: Northern Arizona Lumberjacks +3.5 -- Over/Under: 148 See the Latest Odds
The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks and the Idaho State Bengals face off on Thursday in Big Sky conference college basketball action.
The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks are 4-20 this season and they return home after two more road losses. Northern Arizona is averaging 67.5 points per game and they are shooting 38.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 85.2 points and their opponents are shooting 49.5 percent. Kris Yanku leads the Lumberjacks averaging 15 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Ako Kaluna is averaging 11.2 points and 6.3 rebounds, Jaleni Neely is averaging 10.6 points, and Mike Green is averaging 9.0 points. Northern Arizona is 3-7 at home and 2-11 in the Big Sky.
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The Idaho State Bengals are 13-11 this season and they have won seven of their last eight games. Idaho State is averaging 73 points per game and they are shooting 43.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 75.1 points and their opponents are shooting 44.8 percent. Ethan Telfair leads the Bengals averaging 18.8 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Geno Luzcando is averaging 14.5 points, Ali Faruq-Bey is averaging 13.1 points, and Ben Wilson is averaging 7.0 points and 5.9 rebounds. Idaho State is 3-8 on the road and 8-4 in the Big Sky.
Northern Arizona is 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games, 1-4 against the spread against the Big Sky, and 4-12 against the spread following a loss. Idaho State is 6-1-1 against the spread against the Big Sky, 4-1-1 against the spread following a win, and 18-7-2 against the spread in their last 27 games. The underdog has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two teams.
This line looks suspect but I will go for it and take Idaho State anyways.