Idaho State Bengals vs. Northern Arizona Lumberjacks ATS Prediction 01/11/20

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The Idaho State Bengals (5-8, 2-2 BigSky) head to Walkup Skydome to square off against the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (7-6, 1-3 BigSky). The Bengals look to snap a five-game road losing streak. The game is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Idaho State Bengals vs. Northern Arizona Lumberjacks ATS Odds

Both teams were beaten in their last outing. The Lumberjacks fell to the Sacramento State Hornets, 64-57, while the Bengals were defeated by the Southern Utah Thunderbirds, 71-55.

Idaho State had an offensive rebounding percentage of 37.5 (above their season average of 30.5) while Northern Arizona had a better turnover percentage (19.2 vs. 20.2). Cameron Satterwhite had a good performance for Northern Arizona with 12 points and five rebounds. Idaho State, meanwhile, was led by Chier Maker, who put up 15 points and five rebounds.

This was a highly competitive series last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. In the most recent contest, the Bengals won 81-79. Idaho State’s 0.667 effective field goal percentage was its biggest strength over Northern Arizona, who had a rate of 0.565. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

From an effective field goal percentage perspective, Northern Arizona figures to have a considerable edge. The sharp-shooting Lumberjacks offense ranks 97th in the NCAA in that metric at 0.522, while the Idaho State defense is ranked 212th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.494).

Idaho State Bengals at Northern Arizona Lumberjacks ATS Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Northern Arizona, ATS Winner – Northern Arizona, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Idaho State ranks 21st in rebounds allowed per game (30.5) while Northern Arizona ranks 63rd (32.8).
  • The Lumberjacks average 7.1 steals per game, which ranks 95th in the NCAA. The Bengals rank 105th in steals allowed per game (6.5).
  • The Lumberjacks rank 48th in blocks allowed per game (2.8) while the Bengals rank 76th (3.2).
  • Idaho State allows the third-fewest three pointers per game (14.5) while Northern Arizona ranks 29th (18.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Bengals have scored an average of 61.4 points per game (6.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 69.0 points per game (2.1 above their season average).
  • The Lumberjacks have been outscored by an average of 2.0 points in their last five games. On the season, Northern Arizona has defeated opponents by an average of 5.2 points.