Northern Arizona at Arizona College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/10/2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
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The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks travel to McKale Center to play the Arizona Wildcats on Friday, November 10, 2017.
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Northern Arizona heads into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 9-22. They had a point differential of -6.8 as they averaged 69.3 points per contest while giving up 76.1 per game. Arizona had an overall record of 27-4 last season. They averaged 76.3 points per game and surrendered 65.4, good for a point differential of 10.8.
Valuable Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Betting Trends
The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks were 16-14 against the spread last season
The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks were 12-16 against the over/under last year
Important Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats were 18-14 against the spread last season
The Arizona Wildcats were 13-17 against the over/under last year
Key Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Injuries
11/08/16 G Torry Johnson Knee out for season
01/05/17 F Felix Rivera-Vega Undisclosed out indefinitely
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
11/07/17 G Brandon Randolph Concussion is doubtful Friday vs. Northern Arizona
11/07/17 G Dylan Smith Suspension is OUT Friday vs. Northern Arizona
11/05/17 G Rawle Alkins Foot is out indefinitely
Jordyn Martin averaged 13.3 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 8.9 rebounds per game and dished out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 46% while his free throw percentage finished at 68%. Ako Kaluna averaged 11.2 points per game in 24.2 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 1.4 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 46% for the year while his free throw percentage was 69%.
Allonzo Trier averaged 17.2 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 5.3 rebounds per game and had 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 46% and his free throw percentage was at 81%. Lauri Markkanen averaged 15.6 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averaged 7.2 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 49% and his free throw percentage was 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northern Arizona averaged 69.3 points per contest last season, which ranked them 268th in the nation. Their average scoring margin was -6.8 and their shooting percentage was 41% as a team, which had them ranked 326th. Behind the arc they shot 32% which was good for 304th in the country. They averaged 38.1 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, which ranked them 61st and 152nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 44th with 14.6 per game. The Lumberjacks allowed 76.1 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 271st in Division 1. They also allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 274th and 112th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 35.8 rebounds a game which ranked 208th and they gave up 14.3 assists per contest, which put them in 270th place in college basketball. They forced 12.1 turnovers per game which ranked them 85th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Arizona was 108th in the country with 76.3 points per game last year. They were 36th in D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin was 10.8. They shot 40% from 3-point range, which was good for 19th in college basketball. They were 118th in the nation in rebounding with 36.8 boards per game, and 147th in assists per contest with 13.8. The Wildcats were 307th in turnovers per game with 11.5. The Wildcats surrendered 65.4 points per contest, which ranked them 37th in the country. Their defense allowed a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 56th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 131st with 12.7 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 30.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats were 76th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per game last season.
The Lumberjacks were 266th in the country in defensive rating last season with 106.6, and their offensive rating of 97 was ranked 314th. They were 97th in college basketball in pace with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% was 318th. As a unit they were 317th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 102nd in D-1. Northern Arizona was 65th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 53%, which was 293rd in the country.
Arizona was 279th in the country in turnovers last year, as they turned the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 47%, which was 44th in Division 1. The Wildcats were 53rd in the nation in defensive rating with 97.2, and their offensive rating of 113.3 was ranked 23rd. They were 279th in D-1 in pace with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% was 54th. As a unit they were 39th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 298th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Northern Arizona/Arizona college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona
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