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Idaho State vs. Northern Arizona - 01/05/2019 NCAA BB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

The Idaho State Bengals welcome the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks to town ion Saturday college basketball action.

The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks fell to 1-2 in conference action following a 77-52 defeat at Weber State as a 13 point road dog on Thursday. Northern Arizona  was outscored 46-25 in the second half with the Wildcats holding a 48.4%-31% shooting edge.

Jonathan Andre and Brooks DeBisschop were the Lumberjacks only double digit scorers with ten points each and a combined eleven boards.

Luke Avdalovic gave Northern Arizona eight points while Ted McCree added seven points and five rebounds.

The Idaho State Bengals are off to a 2-1 start in the Big Sky after routing Southern Utah 88-68 on Thursday. Idaho State was in command from the start with a 16 point lead at the halfway point behind a 45.6%-35.7% shooting edge.

Brandon Boyd led the Bengals rout with 20 points, six boards and five assists followed by a 15 point effort from Balint Mocsan.

Idaho State received 14 points from Gary Chivichyan while Chier Maker contributed 12 points, four pulls and two blocks.

NAU Lumberjacks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall and NAU Lumberjacks are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games and NAU Lumberjacks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big Sky.Under is 4-1 in Idaho State Bengals last 5 vs. Big Sky. Underdog is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.

Northern Arizona might finish in the Big Sky basement but this is a win and cover for Idaho State if they are focused…

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