Betting on today’s Lumberjacks and Mastodons game? Catch the action at Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, AZ, as the Mastodons hosts this showdown at 4:30 ET on ESPN+. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 148.5 points, and the Mastodons are favored to win at home against the Lumberjacks.
NORTHERN ARIZONA LUMBERJACKS VS PURDUE FORT WAYNE MASTODONS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Northern Arizona Lumberjacks +3
This game will be played at Desert Diamond Arena at 4:30 ET on Friday, November 17th.
WHY BET THE NORTHERN ARIZONA LUMBERJACKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 72-71 in favor of the Lumberjacks.
- Not only will Northern Arizona pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +3.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 148.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Will the Lumberjacks Find a Way to Win on the Road?
Northern Arizona comes into their game against Purdue Fort Wayne with a 1-2 record on the season. Looking at their performance in their last ten road games, Northern Arizona has gone 5-5 on the road, going back to last year. Prior to today’s game, Northern Arizona has a 1-2 ATS record. When factoring in last season, Northern Arizona is 7-3 ATS in their previous ten games.
Northern Arizona comes in with an over/under record of 1-2-0 through three games, with their games averaging a combined 137.7 points per game so far. The Lumberjacks have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 66 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.
In their recent matchup, the Northern Arizona offense ended with 62 points against Seattle. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 42.4% and made 4 threes. Liam Lloyd is leading the team in scoring at 11.3 points per contest. Trenton McLaughlin has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 9.7 going into the game.
At this time, the Lumberjacks’ defense is positioned 121st in the country, permitting 81.3 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.3 threes per game vs. Purdue Fort Wayne. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 27.4%.
Is It the Mastodons Game to Lose at Home?
Heading into their 3rd game of the season, Purdue Fort Wayne currently holds a 2-0 record. In their previous three home games, which includes last year, Purdue Fort Wayne has a 2-1 record at home. Entering today’s game, Purdue Fort Wayne holds a 2-0 record against the spread. Looking back to the previous season, the team has a 2-0 ATS record in their last three games, with an average scoring differential of +20.
So far, Purdue Fort Wayne’s games have averaged 153 points per game with the average over/under line being 147 points. Looking at the Mastodons’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-1 with their games averaging 97 points per game.
Coming off a good offensive performance, Purdue Fort Wayne’s offense scored 86 points against Texas A&M-Commerce. Their field goal percentage for the game was 51.6%, and they went 12/17 from the free-throw line. Rasheed Bello is leading the team in scoring at 20.3 points per contest. Anthony Roberts has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 15.7 going into the game.
In the current season, the Purdue Fort Wayne defense has excelled, sitting 18th in the nation by allowing 57.3 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 4.0 threes per game vs. Northern Arizona. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 17.4%.