Idaho State Bengals (3-5) at Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (3-6)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Walkup Skydome)
The Line: Northern Arizona Lumberjacks -1.5 -- Over/Under: 132 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Idaho State Bengals and Northern Arizona Lumberjacks meet Thursday in college basketball action at the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome.
The Idaho State Bengals look for a win to get back to a .500 record. The Idaho State Bengals are averaging 71.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 61.1 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Tarik Cool is averaging 12.8 points and 2.3 assists while Brayden Parker is averaging 12.8 points and 6.4 rebounds. Robert Ford III is the third double-digit scorer and Malik Porter is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Idaho State Bengals are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Idaho State Bengals are allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game.
The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks are averaging 63.4 points on 39.5 percent shooting and allowing 78.6 points on 53.7 percent shooting. Cameron Shelton is averaging 21.3 points and 3.2 assists while Luke Avdalovic is averaging 11.1 points and 2.1 rebounds. Jay Green is dishing 1.3 assists and Nik Mains is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks are shooting 30.2 percent from beyond the arc and 70.7 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks are allowing 40.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 26.4 rebounds per game.
The Bengals are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Lumberjacks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 6-1 in Bengals last 7 overall. The road team is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The underdog is 16-5 ATS in the last 21 meetings.
The Idaho State Bengals have had an inconsistent schedule up to this point and haven't looked good when playing any team worth mentioning. The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks are starting to play their best ball of the season right now and the covers are starting to pile up. It feels like Northern Arizona is starting to heat up and that offense is showing signs of coming around. I'll side with the Lumberjacks in this contest, laying the small chalk.