Northern Arizona vs. Northern Colorado - 2/13/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Northern Colorado Bears (15-8) at Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (13-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Walkup Skydome)
The Line: Northern Arizona Lumberjacks +2.5 -- Over/Under: 139
The Northern Colorado Bears (15-8, 8-4 CONF) and the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (13-9, 7-6 CONF) will meet on Thursday, February 13th for a Big Sky matchup at the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, AZ. The game will be played at 10:00 PM eastern time.
Northern Colorado is coming off an 83-71 loss at the hands of Portland State at home. That loss snapped Northern Colorado’s three-game win streak, all of which were Big Sky conference games. At 8-4 in conference play, Northern Colorado remains competitive in the Big Sky. Northern Arizona is coming off a 76-70 road loss to Weber State on February 8th. In the first meeting between these two teams, Northern Arizona defeated Northern Colorado 64-58.
Northern Colorado owns an impressive +10.8 scoring differential so far this season. Northern Colorado has scored 73.7 points per game on 44.8% FG shooting. Northern Colorado has played great defense this season, as the Bears only allow 62.9 points per game to the opposition. Northern Colorado also earns 35.0 rebounds, 13.1 assists, 2.5 blocks, and 5.4 steals per game.
Northern Arizona owns a +3.5 scoring differential, as the Lumberjacks have played balanced offense and defense for almost the entire season. Northern Arizona scores 72.8 points per game on 45.4% FG shooting. Northern Arizona allows 69.3 points per game to the opposition. Northern Arizona also earns 34.3 rebounds, 13.5 assists, 2.4 blocks, and 6.9 steals per game.
Northern Colorado 13-7-1 ATS this season and 6-4 ATS in their last ten games. Northern Colorado is also 6-4 ATS on the road this season. Northern Arizona is 10-10 ATS this season and 3-7 ATS in their last ten games. Northern Arizona is also 3-5 ATS at home so far this season.
These two teams are very similar, as their statistics are almost the same in a lot of categories. I think that having the home-court advantage may be able to propel Northern Arizona to a win in this game, so I will take Northern Arizona +2.5.