Northern Arizona vs Montana Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/7/23
Montana Grizzlies (17-13) vs Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (11-22)
Game Info: Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 8:30 pm (Idaho Central Arena)
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The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks will play the Montana Grizzlies in the Semifinals of the Big Sky Tournament on Tuesday night at Idaho Central Arena in Boise, Idaho.
Northern Arizona Preview
The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks are 11-22 (5-13) this season after they defeated Eastern Washington by a score of 81-80 in their last game. Northern Arizona played one of their best games of the season and was able to win on a last second shot. Northern Arizona shot 49.3% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the win. The Lumberjacks recorded 29 rebounds and forced 12 turnovers in the game. The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks are averaging 73.3 points per game, 74.5 points against per game, 34.4 rebounds per game, and 14.1 assists per game. Jalen Cone has led the Lumberjacks this season with 17.4 points per game, 3.0 rebounds per game, and 2.5 assists per game. Northern Arizona is shooting 43.6% from the field, 73.2% on free throws, and 36.2% on three pointers this year.
The Montana Grizzlies are 17-13 (10-7) this season after they defeated Idaho State by a score of 83-74 in their last game. Montana was tied at halftime, but was able to score 49 points in the second half for the win. Montana shot 57.4% from the field and was +9 in rebounding margin in the game. The Grizzlies shot 83.3% on free throws and turned the ball over 10 times in the win. The Montana Grizzlies are averaging 68.7 points per game, 67.5 points against per game, 30.4 rebounds per game, and 12.2 assists per game. Aanen Moody has led the Grizzlies this season with 16 points per game, 3.4 rebounds per game, and 1.6 assists per game. Montana is shooting 45.8% from the field, 78.1% on free throws, and 37.6% on three pointers this year.
Montana comes into this game after winning eight of their last nine games and split the season series with Northern Arizona, with both teams winning by one point. Northern Arizona did not play well for most of the season and was second to last in the Big Sky standings, but they are now only two wins away from the NCAA Tournament. Northern Arizona has scored 81+ points in four straight games and I like them in this game.