Alabama State vs. Northern Arizona - 11/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (1-5) at Alabama State Hornets (0-4)
College Basketball: Friday, November 25, 2016 at 4:30 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)
The Line: Alabama State Hornets +1 -- Over/Under: 151 See the Latest Odds
The Alabama State Hornets and Northern Arizona Lumberjacks meet Friday afternoon in college basketball action at the Thomas & Mack Center.
The Alabama State Hornets are still looking for their first victory after a rough 0-4 start to the season. The Alabama State Hornets are averaging 64 points on 39.7 percent shooting and allowing 85.8 points on 51.5 percent shooting. Rodney Simeon is averaging 14.5 points and 2.5 rebounds while Tony Armstrong is averaging 11.5 points and seven rebounds. Torloft Thomas is dishing two assists and Corvon Butler is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Alabama State Hornets are shooting 30 percent from beyond the arc and 60.7 percent from the free throw line. The Alabama State Hornets are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.2 rebounds per game. The Alabama State Hornets have have lost two of their last three neutral site games.
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The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks could also use a victory after a rough 1-5 start to the season. The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks are averaging 66.8 points on 35.6 percent shooting and allowing 85.4 points on 48.6 percent shooting. Jaleni Neely is averaging 12.3 points and 3.5 assists while Ako Kaluna is averaging 11.8 points and 5.7 rebounds. Mike Green is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus DeBerry is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks are shooting 28.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game. The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks have lost three of their last four neutral site games.
The Hornets are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Lumberjacks are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Lumberjacks last 7 overall and the over is 5-1 in Hornets last 6 overall.
Given the poor starts, neither of these teams are worthy of being bet on. However, the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks have slightly more offensive depth than Alabama State and are better on the glass. So, if I had to pick, I'd side with the Lumberjacks in this spot.