Betting on today's Fighting Hawks and Lumberjacks game? Catch the action at J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, AZ, as the Lumberjacks hosts this showdown at 3:00 ET on ESPN+. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 141 points, and the Lumberjacks are favored to win at home vs. the Fighting Hawks.


The Pick: Northern Arizona Lumberjacks -1.5

This game will be played at J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome at 3:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Lumberjacks.
  • Not only will Northern Arizona pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will the Fighting Hawks Defense Show Up on the Road?

North Dakota comes into today's game as the underdog, with a point spread of +1.5. So far this season, they are 8-8 overall and have lost four straight games. In their last game, they faced off against Northern Colorado and lost by a score of 97-87.

On the road this season, North Dakota is just 2-5 and have lost two straight games away from home. Over their last 10 road games, they are 4-6.

North Dakota's ATS record this season is just 4-9, but they have been better vs. the spread on the road, going 3-4. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Fighting Hawks have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

North Dakota's over/under record this season is 4-7-2, and today's line of 141 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (146.9). So far, 10 of their games have had higher over/under lines than 141. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2, and the average scoring total in those contests is 146 points.

In their latest game, North Dakota's offense looked good, scoring 87 points against Northern Colorado. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 48.4% and made 18/21 free throws. In terms of offense, the Fighting Hawks have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, putting them 303rd in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 335th in percentage and 134th in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Fighting Hawks' defense is positioned 159th in the country, permitting 71.9 points per game. In their most recent game, the North Dakota defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Northern Colorado knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 97 points.

Does Northern Arizona Have a Shot at a Home Win?

Heading into today's matchup, the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks are favored by 1.5 points over the North Dakota Fighting Hawks. So far, the Lumberjacks have an overall record of 6-8 and are 2-0 at home.

Over their last ten games at home, Northern Arizona is just 5-5. In their last game, the Lumberjacks lost to Omaha by a score of 81-55. This season, Northern Arizona has been favored in four of their 14 games and have gone a perfect 4-0 in those contests.

As the favorite this season, Northern Arizona has an ATS record of 2-2. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Lumberjacks have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

Today's over/under line of 141 is lower than the average over/under line in Northern Arizona games this year (145.6). Their over/under record for the season is 5-9. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 149 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 2-1.

Compared to their season average of 66.1 points per game, Northern Arizona struggled in their previous game. Against Omaha, the Lumberjacks scored 55 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 36%. Oakland Fort was the leading scorer for the Lumberjacks, putting up 11 points. In addition, Carson Basham contributed 10 points.

Currently, the Lumberjacks' defense holds the 245th rank in the nation, allowing 76.9 points per game. In today's game vs. North Dakota, the Northern Arizona defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Northern Arizona made 26 free-throws vs. the Lumberjacks.