Northern Arizona at Northern Colorado odds, picks and prediction

The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (8-14, 4-7 Big Sky) and Northern Colorado Bears (11-11, 6-4) tussle Monday in Greeley, Colo. The contest at Bank of Colorado Arena is slated to tip-off at 9:30 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Northern Arizona vs. Northern Colorado odds and lines, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.

These two met Saturday in Flagstaff, Ariz., and Northern Arizona lost 74-71 in a game it led most of the way. NAU made 10 triples Saturday and has averaged an impressive 10.8 3-pointers per game over its last five. The Lumberjacks rank ninth in scoring in a high-scoring Big Sky league with 69.2 points per game. 

Northern Colorado snapped a three-game skid with its Saturday win at NAU. The Bears shot 49.2% from the field and are shooting a robust 51.9% over their last six games. UNC has not won at home since Dec. 21.

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Northern Arizona at Northern Colorado odds, spread and lines

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Money line: Northern Arizona +400 (bet $100 to win $400) | Northern Colorado -550 (bet $550 to win $100)
Against the spread (ATS): Northern Arizona +9.5 (-105) | Northern Colorado -9.5 (-120)
Over/Under (O/U): 148.5 (O: -115 | U: -107)

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Northern Arizona at Northern Colorado odds, lines, picks and predictions

Prediction

Northern Colorado 78, Northern Arizona 69

Money line

PASS.

Against the spread

The Bears are 0-4 ATS in their last four home games, the Lumberjacks are 4-1 ATS in their last five games as road underdogs and the Underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last five NAU-UNC meetings.

This corner had Northern Arizona +5.5 and the Under 148.5 in Saturday’s matchup. Although a bounce-back from Northern Colorado can be expected, that side and Under are still workable plays on Monday.

BACK THE LUMBERJACKS +9.5 (-105).

Over/Under

Northern Arizona won the pace war Saturday. In a matchup where both teams figure to be short on second looks, quick transition points, and free-throw attempts, TAKE THE UNDER 148.5 (-107) in the Monday meeting.

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Author: Naomi Berry