Eastern Washington Eagles vs Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Prediction, 12/18/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Eastern Washington Eagles vs Northern Arizona Lumberjacks
Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
Location: J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Eastern Washington (-14)
J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome is the site where and the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (0-3) will take on the Eastern Washington Eagles (1-4) on Friday. Eastern Washington opens this contest as 14-point favorites. The total is set at 145.
Eastern Washington heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 1-4 so far this season. They are turning it over 11.2 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 15.2 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Eastern Washington is pulling in 34.0 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 63 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 195th in the country in terms of passing. The Eagles are shooting 29.3% on 3-point shots (41 of 140) and 68.8% from the free throw line. They average 68.4 pts per game (238th in the nation) while shooting 40.5% from the field. On the defensive end, the Eagles are forcing their opponents into 12.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.2 fouls. The Eagles are giving up a FG percentage of 40.9% (135 of 330) and they surrender 43.8 boards per game as a unit. They are currently ranked 178th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 67 surrendered for the campaign. They relinquish 30.1% from 3-point land and they rank 162nd in the nation in PPG allowed (69.2).
The Eastern Washington Eagles stepped onto the hardwood against the St. Mary's Gaels and took a loss by a score of 80-75 in their last game. Eastern Washington finished the game with a 45.2% FG percentage (28 out of 62) and made 7 out of their 18 three-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Eagles knocked down 12 of their 15 shots for a rate of 80.0%. In terms of pulling down boards, they earned 31 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 9 dimes for the matchup as well as earning 2 steals and 4 rejections. In regard to the defense, Eastern Washington allowed the other team to shoot 45.2% from the field on 28 of 62. St. Mary's distributed 11 assists and 5 steals for the matchup. On top of that, the Gaels grabbed 36 boards (11 offensive, 25 defensive) and added 4 blocks. St. Mary's finished the contest at 64.7% at the free throw line by converting 11 of 17 shots. They converted 7 of 22 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Tyler Robertson is one player who was important in this contest. He accumulated 17 points on 5 of 8 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 38 mins and collected 5 rebounds. Robertson finished the game shooting 62.5% from the field and also recorded 2 assists. One more player that had an impact in the game for the Eagles was Jacob Davison. He collected 3 boards and also totaled 2 assists. He ended up going 31.6% from the field for the game by hitting 6-of-19 (15 points). Overall, Davison was on the court for 32 minutes.
Northern Arizona has a win-loss mark of 0-3 for the campaign. The Lumberjacks commit 17.3 personal fouls per game and they shoot 70.9% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 8.0 times per contest (323rd in the country) and they are turning it over 13.7 times per contest. Northern Arizona has accounted for 155 points for the year (51.7 per game) and they pull in 26.0 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Lumberjacks are connecting on 31.5% from the field, which ranks 353rd in the nation. The Lumberjacks defensively are ranked 317th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 87.0. They allow 18.7 dimes and 39.0 boards every game, which is ranked 320th and 270th in college hoops. The Northern Arizona defense gives up 51.4% on shots from 3-point land (37 of 72) and opponents are connecting on 66.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing their opponents into 11.7 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 57.6% from the floor (328th in Division 1).
The last time they took the court, the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks took a loss by a score of 91-52 when they played the Colorado State Rams. The Lumberjacks collected 22 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards for a total of 26 in this contest. They blocked 4 attempts while earning 5 steals in this game. The Rams had 15 personal fouls for the game which took the Lumberjacks to the charity stripe for a total of 11 tries. They were able to knock down 9 of those for a clip of 81.8%. With regard to shooting from 3-point land, Northern Arizona converted 5 of 24 attempts (20.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Lumberjacks went 19 for 53 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 35.8%. The Lumberjacks permitted the Rams to convert 34 of their 62 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 54.8% for the game. They finished the game shooting 50.0% from distance by connecting on 11 out of 22 and ended up shooting 12 out of 16 from the charity stripe (75.0%). With respect to attacking the glass, Northern Arizona allowed Colorado State to grab 34 in all (6 on the offensive side).
Cameron Shelton ended up being a factor for the Lumberjacks for the contest. He made 6 of 16 in this game for a field goal percentage of 37.5%, which earned him 18 points. Shelton snagged 2 boards in his 34 minutes and had 2 dimes for the contest. One more player that ended being a contributor for Northern Arizona was Luke Avdalovic. He scored 12 points in 29 minutes on the hardwood by going 4 out of 9 from the floor in the matchup. Avdalovic walked away from this one going 44.4% from the floor as well as totaling 2 dimes and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Northern Arizona (+14)
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