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Idaho vs Northern Arizona Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 19th Betting Odds
Vandals vs Lumberjacks Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Idaho Vandals at Northern Arizona Lumberjacks
- Where: Flagstaff at J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome
- Date: Thursday, January 19th
- Betting Odds: Idaho +4, IDAHO +155 | NARZ -192 O/U 142.0
Idaho will take the floor against the Lumberjacks with an overall record of 7-12. On the road, the Vandals will be playing their 9th game of the season, having gone 2-7. So far, the Vandals have been the underdog 15 times, going 4-11 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4 underdogs on the spread.
Idaho’s leading scorer this season is Divant’e Moffitt, who is averaging 17.89 points per contest. So far, Moffitt has accounted for 23.63% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.21 rebounds per game and 5.16 assists. Isaac Jones is the second leading scorer for the Vandals, averaging 18.61 points per game. Between him and Jones, they are accounting for 46.9% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, Idaho comes into the game looking to control the pace of play, as they are just 267th in possessions per game. Even with their preference to slow the game down, the Vandals’ are scoring at a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.0 points per game. So far, 37.79% of their shots have come from beyond the arc, where they have connected at a rate of 37.2%.
Northern Arizona heads into this matchup having played 19 games and have an overall record sitting at 5-14. Currently, the Lumberjacks have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 4-3. The Lumberjacks’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4 points in their favor. For the season, Northern Arizona has been favored to win in 2 games, sitting with a mark of 0-2.
Before getting a wager down on this game, keep a close eye on the injury report before tip-off, as the Lumberjacks’ top scorer Jalen Cone is listed as questionable. In his 17 games, he is averaging 17.41 points per game while providing the team with an outside shooting threat. If he is unable to play, the team will be losing their top outside shooter. Without Jalen Cone out of the lineup, Xavier Fuller is going to need to take on a bigger role. Currently, he is 2nd on the team at 11.32 points per contest to go along with 3.74 rebounds and 1.05 assists.
Coming into today’s game, Northern Arizona will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Lumberjacks are ranked 311th at 67.5 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 405th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Northern Arizona is close to the NCAA average at 35.6%.
Free Spread Prediction: Idaho Vandals +4
Heading into this matchup between the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks and Idaho Vandals we have a strong lean on taking the points with Idaho at +4. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for Idaho to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the Idaho Vandals at +4. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.
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