Northern Arizona Lumberjacks at Santa Clara Broncos Free Prediction

Daniel GimenezArticles, Basketball, College Basketball

The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (2-3) will travel to the Leavey Center to take on the Santa Clara Broncos (2-5). The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks at Santa Clara Broncos Betting Odds

In their last outing, the Broncos defeated the Jackson State Tigers, 81-70, while the Lumberjacks lost to the UC Davis Aggies, 73-57.

Santa Clara dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a superb offensive rebounding percentage of 30.0 (above their season average of 24.9) and a free throw rate of 0.510 (above their season average of 0.178). For those same stats, Jackson State was 7.1 and 0.164, respectively. Northern Arizona, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.098 vs. 0.082). Trey Wertz fueled Santa Clara with 33 points and five assists. Meanwhile, Northern Arizona was lifted by Luke Avdalovic, who contributed 11 points.

The Broncos won the lone contest between these two teams last season, 89-57. Santa Clara’s effective field goal percentage was its largest advantage over Northern Arizona. The Broncos had a rate of 0.686 while the Lumberjacks posted a mark of 0.435.

The aggressive Northern Arizona offense might be getting to the charity stripe a lot in this contest. The Lumberjacks rank 14th in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.298, while Santa Clara ranks 207th in FTA rate allowed (0.242) dating back to the 2017-18 season.

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks vs. Santa Clara Broncos ATS Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Santa Clara, ATS Winner – Northern Arizona, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Santa Clara ranks second in three pointers allowed per game (16.4) while Northern Arizona ranks 283rd (24.6).
  • The Lumberjacks rank 269th in rebounds per game (33.5) while the Broncos rank 325th (29.6).
  • Northern Arizona ranks 187th in blocks per game (3.1) while Santa Clara ranks 236th (2.6).
  • The Broncos rank 80th in steals allowed per game (5.7) while the Lumberjacks rank 237th (7.0).
  • Santa Clara ranks 211th in assists per game (12.9) while Northern Arizona ranks 318th (9.9).