Check out our free Northern Arizona vs Weber State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Ogden. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Northern Arizona vs Weber State Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 31st Betting Odds

Lumberjacks vs Wildcats Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Northern Arizona Lumberjacks at Weber State Wildcats
  • Where: Ogden at Dee Events Center
  • Date: Saturday, December 31st
  • Betting Odds: Northern Arizona +7, NARZ +252 | WEBST -321 O/U 138.5

Lumberjacks Preview:

Northern Arizona heads into this matchup having played 14 games and have an overall record sitting at 4-10. On the road, the Lumberjacks will be playing their 9th game of the season, having gone 1-8. So far, the Lumberjacks have been the underdog 10 times, going 2-8 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +7 underdogs on the spread.

Northern Arizona will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jalen Cone who is averaging 17.29 points per game for the Lumberjacks. Cone is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Lumberjacks’ offensive gameplan is the play of Xavier Fuller who has hit 43.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.93 points per game.

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Coming into today’s game, Northern Arizona will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Lumberjacks are ranked 311st 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%.

Wildcats Preview:

Weber State will take the floor against the Lumberjacks with an overall record of 6-8. Currently, the Wildcats have been the home team 6 times, sitting with a record of 4-2. The Wildcats’ are sitting with a betting line that is -7 points in their favor. For the season, Weber State has been favored to win in 2 games, sitting with a mark of 1-1.

Dillon Jones comes into today’s game as the Wildcats’ leading scorer at 15.31 points per contest. Not only has Jones been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Weber State’s top rebounder at 9.38 boards per contest. Behind Jones, the team has benefited from the strong play of Steven Verplancken who is second on the team in scoring at 12.21 points per game. Overall, he has hit 42.4% of his shots and is adding 1.43 boards per game.

Weber State comes into today’s matchup vs Northern Arizona, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.2 points per game. Through 14 games, they have hit 47.5% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Wildcats’ have prefered to slow the game down, ranking 305th in possessions per game.

Free Spread Prediction: Northern Arizona Lumberjacks +7

After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Weber State as the favorites with a line coming in at -7. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Weber State at 7.15 made 3’s per game compared to Northern Arizona at 8.66. Look for Northern Arizona to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Wildcats.

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