Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Vs Montana State Bobcats: College Basketball Preview And Insights – January 20, 2022

Written By Staff on January 20, 2022 - Last Updated on July 25, 2022

The Montana State Bobcats (12-5, 4-2 Big Sky) visit the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (6-9, 2-2 Big Sky) after winning three straight road games. The Bobcats are favored by 7.5 points in the matchup, which begins at 8:00 PM ET on Thursday, January 20, 2022. The matchup has an over/under set at 136.5 points.

After the last two head-to-head meetings, Montana State has a 2-0 record against Northern Arizona. The Bobcats also have a 1-0-1 record against the spread when playing the Lumberjacks.

Game facts: Montana State at Northern Arizona

  • Game Day: Thursday, January 20, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Arena: J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome

Key players for Northern Arizona

  • Carson Towt is number one on the Lumberjacks leaderboard in both rebounds (9.9 per game) and assists (4.0 per game).
  • Jalen Cole has outperformed his Northern Arizona teammates in scoring, putting up 18.4 points per game to go with 3.3 rebounds and 3.4 assist.
  • Cone leads the Lumberjacks in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 3.1 made threes per game.
  • Northern Arizona’s Keith Haymon has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 0.8 per game and Zeke Richards is first in blocks with 1.8 per game.

Northern Arizona’s last game vs Idaho

Northern Arizona defeated Idaho, 74-72 in their last game on January 17, 2022. The Lumberjacks failed to cover the spread (-5.5) and the game went under the total (149.0). 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 24* 3 5 8-20 3-8
Carson Towt 5 14* 4 2-8 0-0
Nik Mains 24 6 1 9-14 4-8*

Key players for Montana State

  • Jubrile Belo leads the Bobcats in scoring, racking up 13.6 points per game.
  • Abdul Mohamed paces Montana State with 6.7 rebounds per game and Xavier Bishop leads the team with 4.6 assists per outing.
  • Tyler Patterson is the top three-point shooter for the Bobcats, knocking down 2.3 per game.
  • Mohamed leads the team with 1.0 steal per game. Belo collects 1.6 blocks a game to pace Montana State.

Montana State’s last game vs Weber State

In their last game, Montana State lost to Weber State, 85-75 on December 30, 2021. The Bobcats failed to cover the spread (-1.5) and the game went over the total (142.5). Check out the top performers in the table below.

*Stat Leader for Last Game
Player Points Rebounds Assists FG 3P
Jubrile Belo 22* 7* 2 6-11 0-1
Tyler Patterson 7 2 0 2-8 2-6*
Xavier Bishop 12 2 4 4-9 1-2

Northern Arizona insights

  • Northern Arizona is 2-3 against the spread and 6-1 overall when shooting better than 42.0% from the field.
  • The Lumberjacks average 69.7 points, only 1.4 more than68.3 the Bobcats give up.
  • When putting up more than 68.3 points, Northern Arizona is 2-3-1 against the spread and 6-2 overall.
  • The Bobcats average 8.8 offensive boards, 1.3 fewer than the Lumberjacks.
  • The Lumberjacks are 5-2-0 against the spread when they have more offensive rebounds. The Bobcats are 5-1-0 when they fall short in that stat.

Bet on Montana State at Northern Arizona

Montana State 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 State -7.5 136.5 -115 -105 -380 290

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Insights for betting on Northern Arizona

  • This matchup’s over/under is 4.4 fewer points than the 140.9 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020.
  • Northern Arizona is 8-5-0 against the spread this year.
  • The Lumberjacks are 4-0 ATS when playing as at least 7.5-point underdogs.
  • The Lumberjacks have been underdogs in nine games this season and won two (22.2%) of those contests.
  • This season, Northern Arizona has been at least a +290 underdog on the moneyline four times, losing each of those contests.

Game prediction

Spread Pick Northern Arizona (+7.5)
Total Pick Over (136.5)
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