Montana vs Northern Arizona College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/14/21

Montana vs Northern Arizona College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/14/21 Photo by Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (3-8) at Montana Grizzlies (5-6)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Dahlberg Arena)

The Line: Montana Grizzlies -12 -- Over/Under: 128 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks and Montana Grizzlies meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Dahlberg Arena.

The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks are averaging 64.5 points on 40.4 percent shooting and allowing 77.8 points on 53 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 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks are allowing 39.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 26.8 rebounds per game.

The Montana Grizzlies look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Montana Grizzlies are averaging 69.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 62.2 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Kyle Owens is averaging 13.1 points and 7.6 rebounds while Michael Steadman is averaging 12 points and 4.7 rebounds. Josh Bannan is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Brandon Whitney is dishing 2.3 assists. The Montana Grizzlies are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Montana Grizzlies are allowing 28.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game. 

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The Lumberjacks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Grizzlies are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Lumberjacks last 4 overall. The under is 4-1 in Grizzlies last 5 overall. The favorite is 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

The Montana Grizzlies are clearly the better team here, especially on the defensive side, but this is a lot of points to lay with a team that's had no recent success against the number. The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks have their fair share of issues, but they also cover numbers, which is all we care about in this business. We've also seen a lot of close games between these clubs over the years. Give me the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks and the points.

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Randy’s Pick Northern Arizona Lumberjacks +12

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