The No. 9 seed Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (9-22, 5-13 Big Sky) will square off in the Big Sky Tournament against the No. 10 seed Idaho Vandals (10-21, 4-14 Big Sky) on Saturday at Idaho Central Arena, tipping off at 7:30 PM.
Saturday’s matchup between the Lumberjacks and the Vandals features the Lumberjacks as 3-point favorites. The over/under for the matchup is 141.5.
Northern Arizona vs. Idaho Odds
Point Spread for Northern Arizona vs. Idaho
The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with bookmakers listing Northern Arizona as the favorite.
Northern Arizona vs. Idaho Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Northern Arizona has -158 odds to pick up the win, while Idaho is listed at +135 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 141.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Boise, Idaho
- Arena: Idaho Central Arena
Northern Arizona vs. Idaho Betting Trends
Northern Arizona has 17 wins against the spread in 29 games this year. The Lumberjacks have been victorious in two of the eight contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. Northern Arizona has gone over the point total in 55.2% of its opportunities this year (16 times over 29 games with a set point total).
Idaho has played 29 games, with 13 wins, against the spread. The Vandals have been the moneyline underdog 25 total times this season. They’ve gone 7-18 in those games. Idaho has gone over the point total 55.2% of the time this season (16 of 29 games with a set point total).
Northern Arizona vs. Idaho Key Players to Watch
Carson Towt paces his team in both rebounds (7.6) and assists (3) per game, and also averages 9.7 points. Defensively, he posts 0.6 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Jalen Cole paces the Lumberjacks at 17.3 points per contest, while also posting 2.6 assists and 3.1 rebounds. Xavier Fuller posts 12.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. At the other end, he averages 0.9 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Nik Mains averages 8.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game. At the other end, he puts up 0.5 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.
Isaac Jones is posting team highs in points (19.2 per game) and rebounds (7.9). And he is producing 1.7 assists, making 63% of his shots from the floor. Divant’e Moffitt is the Vandals’ top assist man (5 per game), and he delivers 18.4 points and 2.7 rebounds. Nigel Burris is putting up 8.4 points, 5 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game, making 51.7% of his shots from the floor and 44% from beyond the arc, with 1.2 triples per game. The Vandals receive 6.6 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game from Yusef Salih.
What you need to know about the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks
A total of nine out of Northern Arizona’s 18 Big Sky games this season have gone over the point total. The Lumberjacks rank 159th in college basketball with 72.6 points per game this year. At the other end of the court, they rank 300th with 74.3 points allowed per game. With 30.5 boards per game, Northern Arizona ranks 259th in the nation. It cedes 31 rebounds per contest, which ranks 177th in college basketball.
Northern Arizona is 77th in the country with 8.3 treys per game this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 89th with a 35.8% shooting percentage from three-point land. The Lumberjacks are giving up 7.5 threes per game (213th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opposing teams to shoot 34.9% (251st-ranked) from three-point land.
The Lumberjacks have a 6-4 record against the spread while finishing 4-6 overall in their past 10 games. Northern Arizona has hit the over in six of its past 10 contests. Northern Arizona’s offense has been improved over its last 10 games, putting up 75.2 points per contest compared to the 72.6 it has averaged this season. Northern Arizona’s points-allowed average over its past 10 games (72.1) is 2.2 fewer points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (74.3).
What you need to know about the Idaho Vandals
Idaho has covered six times in 18 games with a spread in conference action this year. With 72.9 points scored per game and 72.4 points conceded, the Vandals are 152nd in the nation on offense and 249th defensively. In 2022-23, Idaho is 12th-worst in the nation in rebounds (27.9 per game) and 173rd in rebounds conceded (30.9).
Beyond the arc, Idaho is 244th in the nation in 3-pointers made per game (6.8). It is 199th in 3-point percentage at 33.9%. In 2022-23 the Vandals are 113th in the country in 3-pointers conceded (6.7 per game) and 13th-worst in defensive 3-point percentage (37.5%).
The Vandals have a 3-6-1 record against the spread while finishing 2-8 overall over their last 10 contests. Idaho has gone over the total in four of its last 10 games. In its last 10 games, Idaho is averaging 66.5 points per contest, 6.4 fewer points than its season average (72.9). While the Vandals are surrendering 72.4 points per game in 2022-23, they have been worse in their previous 10 games, allowing 74 points per contest.
Northern Arizona vs. Idaho Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this contest is Northern Arizona, and we predict that Northern Arizona will cover the spread (Northern Arizona -3). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 141.5 points.
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