Southern Utah vs. Northern Arizona - 1/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Southern Utah vs. Northern Arizona - 1/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (7-7) at Southern Utah Thunderbirds (10-5)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Centrum Arena)

The Line: Southern Utah Thunderbirds -8.5 -- Over/Under: 134.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks and Southern Utah Thunderbirds meet Thursday in college basketball action at the America First Events Center.

The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks are averaging 72.1 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 67.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Cameron Shelton is averaging 12.9 points and four assists while Brooks DeBisschop is averaging 10.6 points and 7.5 rebounds. Ted McCree is the third double-digit scorer and Luke Avdalovic is grabbing 1.3 rebounds. The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 66.8 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game. The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks have lost four straight road games.

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The Southern Utah Thunderbirds look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are averaging 74.5 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 63.3 points on 37.9 percent shooting. John Knight III is averaging 13.2 points and 2.4 assists while Cameron Oluyitan is averaging 13.1 points and 5.1 rebounds. Dwayne Morgan is the third double-digit scorer and Harrison Butler is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are allowing 28.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds have won five of their last six home games.

Will update with trends once they're released. 

The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks head into this contest playing subpar defense, and that's not going to change on the road where they allow 47.6 percent shootin from the field. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds have yet to cover a game at home this season, but it is a place where they win by an average of 22.7 points and allow just 35.4 percent shooting. There's much better options on a solid Thursday CBB card, but I'd lay the chalk if forced to pick this contest. 

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Randy’s Pick Southern Utah Thunderbirds -8.5

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