Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Northern Arizona Lumberjacks - 12/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (2-8) at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (7-4)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Reynolds Center)
The Line: Tulsa Golden Hurricane -18 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks look for the upset of the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.
The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks were a very dangerous team in the Big Sky a season ago but graduation took a big bite of their talent. The Lumberjacks are in the midst of a five game slide capped off by an 84-57 defeat at Arkansas Little Rock as a 16 point underdog. The Trojans jumped to a 21 point lead at the half and were never challenged. The Trojans sank half their looks and held a +17 edge on the backboards for 14 more shots versus the 35% shooting Lumberjacks. The NAU offense received 13 points, six pulls and six helpers from Kris Yanku. Marcus DeBerry netted eleven points while Ako Kaluna and Torry Johnson tossed in ten points each with Mike Green chipping in nine points.
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Win or Lose the Tulsa Golden Hurricane have been very competitive to begin the season. The Golden Hurricane saw a two game winning streak end in a 76-71 loss to Oregon State where they squandered a six point halftime lead. Tulsa held a 45%-40.7% shooting advantage for a few more field goals but the Beavers sank a few more threes and free throws. Rashad Smith led all scorers with 20 points and seven boards with Shaquille Harrison adding 12 points and eight rebounds. James Woodard scored eleven points, grabbed six boards and had seven assists while Marquel Curtis and D’Andre Wright combined for 18 points.
The under is 7-2 in Northern Arizona last 9 Tuesday games and is 56-25 in their last 81 non-conference games while the Lumberjacks are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 Tuesday games. Tulsa are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games and are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games while going 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. I get squeamish laying all this chalk but I think this is the way to go…