Eastern Washington Eagles vs. Northern Arizona Lumberjacks - 3/8/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (5-24) at Eastern Washington Eagles (16-14)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 11:05 pm (Reno Events Center)
The Line: Eastern Washington Eagles -12 -- Over/Under: 159.5 See the Latest Odds
The Eastern Washington Eagles will play the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks in the first round of the Big Sky Conference Tournament.
The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks are 5-24 (3-15) and are the #11 seed in the Big Sky tournament. Northern Arizona finished the regular season by losing their last 4 games and is coming off of a loss to Sacramento State by a score of 64-51. Northern Arizona is averaging 69 points per game while giving up 81.5 points per game. Northern Arizona is also averaging 33.3 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game. Kris Yanku is averaging 14.7 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game for Northern Arizona. Ako Kaluna is averaging 12.5 points per game and 7.1 rebounds per game for the Lumberjacks. Northern Arizona is shooting 70.6% on free throws, 34.1% on three-pointers, and 40% on all field goal attempts.
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The Eastern Washington Eagles are 16-14 (10-8) and are the #6 seed in the Big Sky tournament. Eastern Washington finished the regular season by losing their last 4 games and is coming off of a loss to Weber State by a score of 79-77. Eastern Washington swept Northern Arizona this season by scores of 96-73 and 84-73. Eastern Washington is averaging 82.4 points per game while giving up 77.7 points per game. Eastern Washington is also averaging 33.1 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game. Austin McBroom is averaging 21.5 points per game and 3.6 assists per game for Eastern Washington. Venky Jois is averaging 16.8 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per game for the Eagles. Eastern Washington is shooting 67.5% on free throws, 38.9% on three-pointers, and 49.5% on all field goal attempts.
Northern Arizona is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. The under is 17-4 in Northern Arizona’s last 21 neutral site games. Eastern Washington is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. Eastern Washington is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games. The over is 5-2 in Eastern Washington’s last 7 games. The over is 4-0-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Northern Arizona has not found much success this season and was swept by Eastern Washington in the regular season. Eastern Washington has a high-powered offense and should have success against a poor Northern Arizona defense. Eastern Washington should be able to win this game easily.