Northern Arizona hosts Whitney and Montana

Montana Grizzlies (7-7, 1-1 Big Sky) at Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (4-11, 0-2 Big Sky)

Flagstaff, Arizona; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Northern Arizona -3.5; over/under is 140

BOTTOM LINE: Montana plays the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks after Brandon Whitney scored 20 points in Montana’s 67-56 victory against the Idaho Vandals.

The Lumberjacks are 3-2 in home games. Northern Arizona is 3-8 against opponents over .500.

The Grizzlies are 1-1 in Big Sky play. Montana ranks ninth in the Big Sky with 28.4 rebounds per game led by Josh Bannan averaging 8.6.

The Lumberjacks and Grizzlies square off Thursday for the first time in Big Sky play this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jalen Cole averages 2.5 made 3-pointers per game for the Lumberjacks, scoring 17.2 points while shooting 36.5% from beyond the arc. Xavier Fuller is averaging 9.8 points over the last 10 games for Northern Arizona.

Bannan is averaging 16.3 points, 8.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists for the Grizzlies. Dischon Thomas is averaging 12.6 points over the last 10 games for Montana.

LAST 10 GAMES: Lumberjacks: 2-8, averaging 72.2 points, 29.8 rebounds, 15.1 assists, 6.4 steals and 1.5 blocks per game while shooting 42.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 80.5 points per game.

Grizzlies: 5-5, averaging 70.1 points, 28.0 rebounds, 10.8 assists, 4.1 steals and 2.9 blocks per game while shooting 46.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 68.2 points.


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