Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Vs Montana Grizzlies: College Basketball Preview And Insights – January 22, 2022

Written By Staff on January 22, 2022 - Last Updated on July 25, 2022

The Montana Grizzlies (12-6, 5-2 Big Sky) hit the road in Big Sky action against the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (6-10, 2-3 Big Sky) on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 4:00 PM ET. The Grizzlies are favored by 6.5 points in the game. The matchup’s point total is set at 134.5.

Montana and Northern Arizona have each won one of their last two head-to-head matchups. The Lumberjacks have a 2-0 advantage against the spread when squaring off against the Grizzlies.

Game facts: Montana at Northern Arizona

  • Game Day: Saturday, January 22, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
  • Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Arena: J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome

Key players for Northern Arizona

  • Carson Towt holds the top spot on the Lumberjacks rebounds and assists leaderboard, with 9.9 rebounds per game and 3.9 assists per game.
  • Jalen Cole scores 18.9 points per game to pace Northern Arizona.
  • Cone makes more threes per game than any other member of the Lumberjacks, averaging 3.3 treys per game.
  • Keith Haymon tops Northern Arizona in steals with 0.8 per game, and Zeke Richards leads the squad in blocks with 1.7 per game.

Northern Arizona’s last game vs Montana State

Northern Arizona lost to Montana State, 89-84 in their last game on January 20, 2022. The Lumberjacks covered the spread (+6.5) and the game went over the total (135.0). Jalen Cole led the way for the Lumberjacks, whose stats are shown in the table below.

*Stat Leader for Last Game
Player Points Rebounds Assists FG 3P
Jalen Cole 26* 2 1 8-15 5-9*
Carson Towt 10 9* 3 4-8 0-0
Nik Mains 13 4 3 5-10 1-4

Key players for Montana

  • The Grizzlies points and rebounds leader is Josh Bannan. He averages 12.9 points per game and adds 8.1 rebounds.
  • Cameron Parker paces the squad with 5.8 assists per game.
  • The Grizzlies are led by Robby Beasley from beyond the arc. He makes 2.2 shots from deep per game.
  • Montana’s blocks leader is Mack Anderson, who averages 0.9 per game. Lonnell Martin Jr. leads the team averaging 1.1 steals a contest.

Montana’s last game vs Portland State

In their last game, Montana defeated Portland State, 66-64 on January 20, 2022. The Grizzlies failed to cover the spread (-4.0) and the game went under the total (133.0). The top players from the game, including Josh Bannan, are shown in the table below.

*Stat Leader for Last Game
Player Points Rebounds Assists FG 3P
Josh Bannan 22* 5 2 8-13 2-4
Mack Anderson 5 5* 1 2-4 0-0
Robby Beasley 18 4 2 5-13 3-9*

Northern Arizona insights

  • Northern Arizona is 3-3 against the spread and 6-2 straight up when shooting higher than 42.2% from the field.
  • The Lumberjacks average 70.6 points, 7.4 more than the Grizzlies concede.
  • Northern Arizona is 3-4-1 versus the spread and 6-4 overall when posting over 63.2 points.
  • The Grizzlies average 6.9 offensive rebounds, 3.2 less than the Lumberjacks.
  • The Lumberjacks are 5-2-0 against the spread when they have more offensive rebounds. The Grizzlies are 8-3-0 when they fall short in that stat.

Bet on Montana at Northern Arizona

Montana vs Northern Arizona Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Montana -6.5 134.5 -120 100 -275 220

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Insights for betting on Northern Arizona

  • These two teams surrender a combined 136.8 points per game, 2.3 more than this contest’s over/under.
  • Northern Arizona has covered the spread nine times over 14 games with a set spread.
  • The Lumberjacks are a perfect 5-0 ATS when playing as at least 6.5-point underdogs.
  • The Lumberjacks have won two of the 10 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Northern Arizona has not won as an underdog of +220 or more on the moneyline this season in five such games.

Game prediction

Spread Pick Northern Arizona (+6.5)
Total Pick Over (134.5)
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