The San Diego Toreros (6-2) will be at home in Jenny Craig Pavilion when they go head-to-head with the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (2-7). The Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 134.5 points with San Diego opening as a 16-point favorite. Action starts at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 9, 2017.
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks vs. San Diego Toreros Free Preview
The last time the Lumberjacks played, they were victorious over the San Diego Christian Hawks, 79-70. With 17 points and 15 rebounds, Northern Arizona’s Isaiah Thomas put together a solid outing. Northern Arizona played a nearly flawless game. They had a great offensive rebounding percentage of 32.4 (above their season average of 29.4) and a free throw rate of 0.279 (matching their season average). For those same stats, San Diego Christian recorded marks of 11.4 and 0.121, respectively.
The Toreros will look to maintain momentum after beating the New Mexico State Aggies in their last outing, 65-60. With 23 points on 7-for-10 shooting, Isaiah Pineiro was the top scorer from either team. The Toreros, who came into the game averaging an effective field goal percentage of 0.504, had a superb mark of 0.598, while the Aggies had a free throw rate of 0.207 (below the 0.312 mark opponents have averaged against San Diego this season).
These two teams are complete opposites in terms of the O/U total. Games involving Northern Arizona have gone over 66.7 percent of the time, while 75.0 percent of San Diego games have finished under. The Toreros have the better straight up (SU) record (6-2 vs. 2-7), but the Lumberjacks hold the significant advantage against the spread (ATS) (3-3 vs. 2-2).
The Toreros won the sole contest against the Lumberjacks last season, 80-65. The Toreros played a nearly flawless game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.509 and an absurd free throw rate of 0.463. For those same stats, the Lumberjacks were 0.339 and 0.371, respectively.
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks vs. San Diego Toreros Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – San Diego, ATS Winner – San Diego, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Lumberjacks rank 104th in rebounds per game (37.1) while the Toreros rank 263rd (33.3).
- Northern Arizona ranks 250th in blocks per game (2.2) while San Diego ranks 260th (2.0).
- San Diego ranks 21st in steals allowed per game (4.9) while Northern Arizona ranks 241st (7.3).
- The Toreros rank 54th in assists allowed per game (11.6) while the Lumberjacks rank 260th (15.2).
- San Diego ranks 57th in three pointers allowed per game (19.3) while Northern Arizona ranks 250th (23.4).