Northern Arizona Lumberjacks vs. Idaho Vandals - 2/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Idaho Vandals (14-9) at Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (3-18)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Walkup Skydome)
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The Idaho Vandals will travel to play the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks in a Big Sky game on Saturday.
The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks are 3-18 (1-9) and are coming off of a loss to Eastern Washington by a score of 84-73. Northern Arizona has lost 7 games in a row and is currently last in the Big Sky standings. Northern Arizona is averaging 69.5 points per game while giving up 82.9 points per game. Northern Arizona is also averaging 34 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game. Kris Yanku is averaging 14.4 points per game and 4.7 assists per game for Northern Arizona. Ako Kaluna is averaging 12 points per game and 6.4 rebounds per game for the Lumberjacks. Northern Arizona is shooting 69.6% on free throws, 34.7% on three-pointers, and 40.1% on all field goal attempts.
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The Idaho Vandals are 14-9 (6-4) and are coming off of a win against Southern Utah by a score of 68-44. Idaho has won 2 games in a row and is currently tied for 3rd in the Big Sky standings. Idaho defeated Northern Arizona by a score of 83-76 in the first meeting between these teams. Idaho is averaging 69.4 points per game while giving up 65 points per game. Idaho is also averaging 37.5 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per game. Victor Sanders and Perrion Callandret are the leading scorers for Idaho, but they are both out for this game. Chad Sherwood is averaging 8.2 points per game, while Ty Egbert is averaging 7.2 points per game and 4.3 rebounds per game for Idaho. Idaho is shooting 70% on free throws, 37.4% on three-pointers, and 43.8% on all field goal attempts.
Idaho is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. Idaho is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 conference games. The under is 5-0 in Idaho’s last 5 conference games. Northern Arizona is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games. Northern Arizona is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. The over is 5-1-1 in Northern Arizona’s last 7 games.
Idaho is the better team in this matchup, but they are battling some injury problems. Northern Arizona has been very bad this season and are giving up about 83 points per game. Idaho plays much better defense and has the rebounding advantage. I like Idaho here due to Northern Arizona’s struggles this season.