Northern Arizona vs. Eastern Washington - 2/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Eastern Washington Eagles (14-6) at Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (12-7)
College Basketball: Monday, February 3, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Walkup Skydome)
The Line: Northern Arizona Lumberjacks -1 -- Over/Under: 150.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Eastern Washington Eagles and the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks meet in Big Sky college basketball action from J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome on Monday night.
The Eastern Wsahington Eagles will look to add to their current five-game winning streak after a 59-54 win over Sacramento State in their last outing. Jacob Davison led the Eagles with 23 points on 7 of 18 shooting with 3 assists while Mason Peatling added 12 points with 7 rebounds and a team-high 5 assists as the only other double-digit scorer for Eastern Washington in the winning effort. Kim Aiken Jr. added 4 points with a team-high 9 rebounds as well in the victory. Davison leads Eastern Washington in scoring with an average of 17.9 points per game while Aiken Jr. leads the Eagles in rebounding with 10.3 rebounds per game and Ellis Magnuson leads Eastern Washington in assists with 5.2 assists per game this season. As a team, Eastern Washington is averaging 82.2 points per game on 46.2% shooting from the field, 34.5% from behind the arc and 67.9% from the foul line this season.
The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks will look to add to their own five-game winning streak after a 77-72 win over Idaho last time out. Cameron Shelton led the Lumberjacks with 29 points on 9 of 15 shooting with a 10 of 13 mark from the foul line and 7 rebounds. Brooks DeBisschop and Cameron Satterwhite each had 12 points with DeBisschop adding 14 rebounds and 5 assists for the double-double while Luke Avdalovic added 10 points to finish off the scoring in double figures for NAU in the win. Shelton leads Northern Arizona in scoring and assists with an average of 13.7 points and 4.1 assists per game while DeBisschop leads the Lumberhacks in rebounding with 7.8 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Northern Arizona is averaging 72.5 points per game on 45.3% shooting from the field, 37.7% from behind the arc and 69.8% from the foul line this season.
Eastern Washington is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record and 5-2 ATS in ther last 7 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the under is 3-0-1 in their last 4 road games. Northern Arizona is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games against a team with a winning record and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games against a team with a winning road record while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 games following a win. The home team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
I’ve gone back and forth on this game, and the Eagles with the free point are tempting given how well Eastern Washington has played lately. However, Northern Arizona has been strong at home this season, and in a near pick ‘em scenario between a pair of teams on lengthy winning streaks, home court can usually be the difference and the Lumberjacks are 7-2 SU at home and are outscoring teams by 13.4 points per game at home this season. This should be a great game, but I think laying the point here with Northern Arizona in this one.