Northern Arizona @ Idaho
Current Records: Northern Arizona 9-21; Idaho 8-21
What to Know
The Idaho Vandals have been on the wrong side of a one-way rivalry with the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks and are hoping to record their first win since March 1 of 2018. The Vandals and Northern Arizona will face off in a Big Sky battle at 5 p.m. ET Saturday at ICCU Arena. Given that these two teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this game.
Idaho ended up a good deal behind the Portland State Vikings when they played on Thursday, losing 79-68.
Meanwhile, Northern Arizona came up short against the Eastern Washington Eagles on Thursday, falling 69-62.
Barring any buzzer beaters, Idaho is expected to win a tight contest. But bettors beware: they are 0-2 against the spread when favored.
The losses put Idaho at 8-21 and the Lumberjacks at 9-21. A couple stats to keep an eye on: The Vandals are stumbling into the contest with the 23rd fewest takeaways in college basketball, having accrued only 10.7 on average. Northern Arizona has experienced some struggles of their own as they are 352nd worst in college basketball in takeaways, with only 9.7 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 5 p.m. ET
- Where: ICCU Arena -- Moscow, Idaho
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $49.00
The Vandals are a slight 2-point favorite against the Lumberjacks, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Vandals as a 2.5-point favorite.
Northern Arizona have won eight out of their last 13 games against Idaho.
- Jan 17, 2022 - Northern Arizona 74 vs. Idaho 72
- Jan 02, 2021 - Northern Arizona 83 vs. Idaho 78
- Dec 31, 2020 - Northern Arizona 78 vs. Idaho 65
- Feb 20, 2020 - Northern Arizona 78 vs. Idaho 61
- Feb 01, 2020 - Northern Arizona 77 vs. Idaho 72
- Feb 21, 2019 - Northern Arizona 75 vs. Idaho 54
- Feb 02, 2019 - Northern Arizona 86 vs. Idaho 73
- Mar 01, 2018 - Idaho 66 vs. Northern Arizona 52
- Jan 20, 2018 - Idaho 84 vs. Northern Arizona 80
- Mar 02, 2017 - Idaho 77 vs. Northern Arizona 75
- Jan 21, 2017 - Idaho 65 vs. Northern Arizona 49
- Feb 06, 2016 - Northern Arizona 72 vs. Idaho 70
- Jan 14, 2016 - Idaho 83 vs. Northern Arizona 76