Northern Arizona vs. Montana State - 1/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montana State Bobcats (5-8) at Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (2-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 2:05 pm (Walkup Skydome)
The Line: Northern Arizona Lumberjacks -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NAU TV
The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks and the Montana State Bobcats face off on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks are 2-9 this season and they have lost their last six games. NAU is averaging 67.1 points and they are shooting 37.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 82 points and their opponents are shooting 46.6 percent. Kris Yanku leads the Lumberjacks averaging 13.4 points per game. Ako Kaluna is averaging 11.7 points and 7.3 rebounds, Jaleni Neely is averaging 10.6 points, and Torry Johnson is averaging 9.5 points. Northern Arizona has had good teams in the past but this isn’t one of them.
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The Montana State Bobcats are 5-8 this season and they have los their last two games. Montana State is averaging 76.1 points and they are shooting 43.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 82.2 points and their opponents are shooting 47.8 percent. Marcus Colbert leads the Bobcats averaging 17.8 points per game. Tyler Hall is averaging 16.6 points and 5.0 rebounds, Danny Robinson is averaging 9.2 points, and Zach Green is averaging 8.4 points and 5.2 rebounds. Montana State has alternated wins and losses so far this season.
Northern Arizona is 18-5-3 against the spread against the Big Sky, 5-2-2 against the spread in their last nine home games, ad 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games. Montana State is 5-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 6-15 against the spread against the Big Sky, and 2-6 against the spread in their last eight road games against a team with a losing home record. The favorite as covered the point spread in 12 of the last 17 meetings.
Northern Arizona isn’t a good team and I don’t want to lay any points with them.