Northern Arizona vs. Southern Utah - 2/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Utah Thunderbirds (5-21) at Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (5-21)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Walkup Skydome)
The Line: Northern Arizona Lumberjacks -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NAU TV
The Southern Utah Thunderbirds and Northern Arizona Lumberjacks meet Saturday at the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome.
The Southern Utah Thunderbirds need a win in order to snap a 10-game losing streak. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are averaging 69.7 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 83.5 points on 51.2 percent shooting. James McGee is averaging 12.7 points and 1.7 assists while Trey Kennedy is averaging 11.5 points and 2.8 rebounds. Travon Langston is the third double-digit scorer and Casey Oliverson is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The Thunderbirds are allowing 43.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.7 rebounds per game. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds have lost four straight road games.
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The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks are averaging 69.7 points on 40.3 percent shooting and allowing 82.4 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Kris Yanku is averaging 14.9 points and 4.7 assists while Ako Kaluna is averaging 11.8 points and 6.5 rebounds. Torry Johnson is dishing 1.6 assists and Mike Green is grabbing two rebounds. The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The Lumberjacks are allowing 39.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game. The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks have lost six of their last eight home games.
The Thunderbirds are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 road games and 7-20 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Lumberjacks are 21-10-2 ATS in their last 33 games following a ATS win and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games following a straight up loss. The road team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Both of these teams are downright awful and haven't been any better against the spread. If forced to pick this game, I'd side with the home team and reasonable number, but the best bet would be to leave this game alone.