The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks and Hawaii Rainbow Warriors face off late on Tuesday night in a college basketball showdown at the Stan Sheriff Center. Let's have a look at our Northern Arizona vs Hawaii Prediction.
Hawaii’s Offense Has Been Good First Two Games
Hawaii comes into this game with a 2-0 record and the offense has been good in each of the first two games. In the last game against Niagara, Hawaii scored 92 points and they ended up winning by 19 points. Noel Coleman had a strong game putting up 21 points and two rebounds. Hawaii on the season is averaging 87 points while their defense is giving up 69.5 points per game. The offense is ranked 45th, and they are going to try to run up the score here. They are shooting 54.5 percent from the field.
Northern Arizona Has Been Inconsistent
Northern Arizona has been inconsistent and coming into this game they have won only two of their five games. In the last game against VMI, Northern Arizona scored 78 points and they ended up winning by nine points. In the second half the offense scored 40 points on the way to the victory. Trenton McLaughlin had a strong game putting up 21 points, four rebounds, and two assists. Overall this season Northern Arizona is averaging 62.8 points while their defense is giving up 78 points per game. In this game, it’s going to come down to the defense stepping up and making life tough. Trent McLaughlin is averaging 12.8 points while shooting 41.8 percent from the field and 25.8 percent from behind the three point line.
Shane’s Free Pick
Northern Arizona is going to find success here. Northern Arizona scored 78 points in the last game and they are going to have no issue running up the score again here. I am still not sold on the Hawaii defense and their defense is going to really struggle again in this game. This is going to be a comfortable victory by Northern Arizona. Back Northern Arizona against the spread.