Looking to win big? The Eagles and Lumberjacks face off at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The Lumberjacks are hosting the game at J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, AZ. Eastern Washington come into this Big Sky conference matchup as the -7.5 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 156.5 points.

EASTERN WASHINGTON EAGLES VS NORTHERN ARIZONA LUMBERJACKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Northern Arizona Lumberjacks +7.5

This game will be played at J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome at 8:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.

WHY BET THE NORTHERN ARIZONA LUMBERJACKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Lumberjacks.
  • Not only will Northern Arizona pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 156.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.

Can the Eagles Offense Score Enough in Flagstaff?

Today, Eastern Washington, who currently have a record of 17-9, will be facing Northern Arizona. The Eagles have a record of 8-8 when playing on the road and a record of 7-1 when playing at home. As of today’s game, Eastern Washington has a 16-8 ATS record. In their last five games, the team is 2-3 vs. the spread.

After 26 games, Eastern Washington has an over/under record of 16-8-0, with their games averaging a combined 154.2 points per game so far. The Eagles have an over/under record of 3-0 in their last three games, with their games averaging 169 points per game.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Eastern Washington’s offense scored 84 points against Weber State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 48.1%, and they went 23/28 from the free-throw line. Jake Kyman was the leading scorer for the Eagles, putting up 19 points. In addition, LeJuan Watts contributed 15 points.

On the defensive side, Eastern Washington is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 73.4 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Eastern Washington’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.0% this season.

Does Northern Arizona Stand a Chance at Home?

Northern Arizona has played 27 games so far this season and currently has a 12-15 record. In away games, the Lumberjacks have gone 6-12, while they have a 6-3 record at home. Northern Arizona has a sub-.500 ATS record, sitting at 12-15. Their overall ATS mark for the year consists of a 7-11 record on the road and a 5-4 record at home.

Northern Arizona’s games have, on average, featured 143.6 points per game leading to an over/under record of 12-14-1. Their average over/under line is currently 144.1 points so far. When looking at the Lumberjacks’ last three games, their over/under record is 2-1, with their games averaging 142 points per game.

Coming off their recent game, the Northern Arizona offense tallied 68 points in a matchup against Portland State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 50%, and they made 4 threes. In terms of offense, the Lumberjacks have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, putting them 266th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 336th in percentage and 280th in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Lumberjacks’ defense holds the 264th rank in the nation, allowing 75.9 points per game. In today’s game vs. Eastern Washington, the Northern Arizona defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Northern Arizona made 21 free-throws vs. the Lumberjacks.