The Idaho Vandals (7-18, 3-11 BigSky) can snap a five-game home losing streak when they challenge the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (14-10, 8-7 BigSky) at Cowan Spectrum at the Kibbie Dome. Action starts at 9:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 20, 2020.
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks at Idaho Vandals Betting Preview
The last time the Lumberjacks played, they beat the Southern Utah Thunderbirds, 82-69. With 21 points and 10 rebounds, Brooks DeBisschop had a solid performance for Northern Arizona. Northern Arizona played a nearly flawless game. They had a fantastically low turnover percentage of 5.4 (better than their season average of 15.6) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 30.3 (above their season average of 27.8). Southern Utah was 15.5 and 20.0, respectively, for those same stats.
The Vandals are hoping for a better outcome after their 90-69 loss to the Portland State Vikings in their last outing. Trevon Allen was Idaho’s high scorer with 16 points on 5-for-14 shooting. Portland State had a turnover percentage of 8.5 (better than their season average of 15.0). Idaho, on the other hand, did a great job of converting from the charity stripe (19-24; 79.2 percent).
These two schools have already met once this season. The Lumberjacks won 77-72. The Lumberjacks dominated every stat category in the game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.520 and a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 33.3. The Vandals were 0.177 and 28.2, respectively, for those same stats. DeBisschop recorded a double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds.
Second-chance opportunities could be scarce for Idaho in this meeting. The Vandals currently rank 295th in offensive rebounding percentage (24.4 percent), while Northern Arizona ranks 60th in defensive rebounding percentage (75.0 percent).
Northern Arizona at Idaho Betting Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Northern Arizona, ATS Winner – Northern Arizona, O/U – Under
The Lumberjacks average 6.7 steals per game, which ranks 108th in the country. The Vandals rank 171st in steals allowed per game (7.1).
Northern Arizona ranks 112th in assists per game (13.5) while Idaho ranks 218th in assists allowed per game (14.1).
The Lumberjacks rank 212th in three pointers attempted per game (20.0) while the Vandals rank 304th (14.4).
Northern Arizona ranks 31st in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while Idaho ranks 110th (3.3).
The Vandals’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 7.4, up from 5.2 for the season.
During their last five games, the Lumberjacks have scored an average of 72.0 points per game (0.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 78.6 points per game (8.7 above their season average).