Northern Arizona Lumberjacks vs Arizona Wildcats Prediction, 11/10/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Northern Arizona Lumberjacks vs Arizona Wildcats
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Location: McKale Center in Tucson, AZ
The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (6-16 last season) are hitting the road to McKale Center on Wednesday where they will try to beat the Arizona Wildcats (17-9 last year).
The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks faced the Eastern Washington Eagles and ended up losing by a score of 66-60 in their last game. In relation to fouls, the Lumberjacks ended up with 19 and the Eagles racked up 12 fouls. They knocked down 8 out of their 29 attempts from 3-point range. Eastern Washington finished the contest at 82.4% at the free throw line by knocking down 14 of 17 shots. Moreover, Eastern Washington collected 33 rebounds (8 offensive, 25 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Eastern Washington doled out 17 assists and had 5 steals for this game. In relation to the defense, Northern Arizona allowed the other team to shoot 41.5% from the field on 22 of 53 shooting. They also dished out 10 assists in the game in addition to forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and having 7 steals. In regard to hauling in boards, they collected 25 with 5 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Lumberjacks converted 4 of their 8 tries for a rate of 50.0%. Northern Arizona ended the game with a 44.1% field goal percentage (26 out of 59) and converted 4 of 19 3-point attempts.
Luke Avdalovic is one guy who was a factor in this contest. He finished the game at 50.0% from the field and also distributed 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 38 minutes played and snagged 1 board. He left the arena with 12 points on 5 out of 10 shooting.
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Northern Arizona will enter this contest after finishing with a record of 6-16 last season. They had an average of 63.2 points per contest (333rd in D-1) while hitting 42.2% from the field. The Lumberjacks connected on 35.0% on 3-pointers (139 of 397) and 66.2% from the free throw line. As a team, Northern Arizona snagged 28.5 boards per game and accumulated 238 dimes last season, which was 290th in the country in terms of passing the rock. They lost possession by turning the ball over 11.8 times per game and as a team committed 18.0 fouls per contest.
When they were on the defensive end, the Lumberjacks forced 12.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.5 personal fouls. They were ranked 221st in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 331 surrendered last year. The Lumberjacks defense gave up an opponent shooting percentage of 50.1% (583 of 1,164) and they conceded 33.9 rebounds per contest as a squad. They conceded 37.0% from 3-point land while they were 279th in the country in PPG allowed (74.5).
When they last played, the Arizona Wildcats walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 80-69 against the Oregon Ducks. The Wildcats snagged 22 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 28 for this game. They also turned it over 9 times, while earning 3 steals for this game. The Ducks had 15 fouls in this matchup which took the Wildcats to the charity stripe for a total of 19 shots. They were able to make 13 of them for a rate of 68.4%. Regarding 3-point shots, Arizona made 8 out of their 23 attempts (34.8%). At the conclusion of this game, the Wildcats shot 24 for 53 from the field which had them shooting 45.3%. The Wildcats permitted the Ducks to convert 25 out of their 55 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 45.5% for the contest. They shot 54.5% from distance via 12 out of 22 and ended up shooting 18 out of 22 at the free throw line (81.8%). When it comes to rebounding, Arizona permitted Oregon to collect 32 overall (8 on the offensive side).
James Akinjo pitched in for the Wildcats for this contest. He scored 19 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 8 assists in the matchup. He knocked down 6 out of 14 for the matchup for a rate of 42.9%, and tallied 2 rebounds.
Arizona had a win-loss mark of 17-9 last year. On the offensive side of the court, the Wildcats hit 44.7% from the floor, which had them ranked 138th in the nation. Arizona scored 1,961 pts throughout last year (75.4 per contest) and they snagged 38.3 boards per contest. They dished out assists 15.5 times per game (49th in college basketball) and they coughed up possession 11.9 times per game. The Wildcats were responsible for committing 17.8 fouls per game and they hit 72.7% from the free throw line.
The Wildcats were ranked 124th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 68.6. They were able to force 12.4 TO's per game and allowed teams to shoot 42.9% from the field (158th in D-1). The Arizona defense allowed 34.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (184 of 539) and their opposition knocked down 70.6% of their foul shots. They conceded 11.2 dimes and 31.2 boards on a nightly basis, which was ranked 60th and 31st in those categories on the defensive end.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Northern Arizona
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