Washington vs. Northern Arizona - 11/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (1-3) at Washington Huskies (1-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Alaska Airlines Arena)
The Line: Washington Huskies -18.5 -- Over/Under: 165 See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Washington Huskies and the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks face off on Sunday in college basketball action.
The Washington Huskies are off to a 1-1 start after bouncing back from their opening loss to Yale with a win over Cal State-Fullerton. Washington is averaging 97 points per game and they are shooting 60 percent from the floor including 42.5 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 93 points and their opponents shoot 48.4 percent. Markelle Fultz leads the Huskies averaging 32.5 points per game averaging 34.5 minutes. Matisse Thybulle is averaging 17.5 points for UW, David Crisp is averaging 14.5 points, and Noah Dickerson, Malik Dime, and Dominic Green are all averaging 9 points per game. Washington can put points on the board but they are having trouble stopping anyone.
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The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks have been competitive but they are off to a 1-3 start to the season. NAU is averaging 74.2 points per game while shooting 38 percent from the floor and 29.3 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 72 points and their opponents are shooting 42.1 percent. Jaleni Neely leads the Lumberjacks averaging 16.5 points per game. Ako Kaluna is averaging 13.3 points and 6 rebounds for Northern Arizona, Marcus DeBerry is averaging 12 points and 5 rebounds, and Mike Green is averaging 11.3 points. Northern Arizona has played respectable competition but they haven’t’ been able to break through against it.
Washington is 7-19 against the spread against a team with a losing record, 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 non-conference games, and 1-4 against the spread after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game. Northern Arizona is 1-5 against the spread against the Pac-12, 2-6 against the spread in their last 8 road games, and 2-7 against the spread in their last 9 non-conference games.
This is a ton of points but this also looks like a spot where Washington takes out some frustration. I wouldn’t call this a strong play but I will lay the points.