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Northern Arizona vs. Arizona 12/7/2020 College Basketball Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Northern Arizona takes on Arizona on 12/7/2020 at 9:00PM.

Northern Arizona and Arizona face off in an regular season game for both teams as every game in this shortened College Basketball season with limited or no fans in attendance means more. Northern Arizona has a record of )-) this season. Arizona is 2-0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

The Northern Arizona Roster

The Players to Watch for Northern Arizona

Cameron Shelton 6-2 180.0 Guard

Cameron Shelton had a 19.6 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. Cameron Shelton sported a 0.7 Box Score Plus/Minus last season. He was an average contributor as far as his impact. He is not a major drag nor is he a major positive. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Cameron Shelton last season had 0.165% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made 0.361% of his three point shots fired this season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. Cameron Shelton shot 0.405% inside the perimeter. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Luke Avdalovic 6-5 195.0 Guard

Luke Avdalovic had a 12.3 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. In the grand scheme of things, he was an average College Basketball player last season as far as his contributions are concerned. Luke Avdalovic sported a -3.1 Box Score Plus/Minus last season. He was dragging his team down with his play last season. He was not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Luke Avdalovic attempted 0.656% of his shots from three point range. It makes very little sense to give him space on the perimeter, opponents should be getting in his face. He made 0.413% of his three point shots fired this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. He made 0.485% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

Last season, when shots were missed, Luke Avdalovic was certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

When you are defensive sink like Luke Avdalovic opponents will try to find a way to exploit it on the offensive end. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is not a shot blocker. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Nik Mains 6-8 215.0 Forward

Nik Mains sported a 14.4 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. In the grand scheme of things, he was an average College Basketball player last season as far as his contributions are concerned. Nik Mains sported a -3.0 Box Score Plus/Minus last season. He was dragging his team down with his play last season. He was not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Nik Mains last season had 0.476% of his shots attempted from 3 point range Last season, he did not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.36% of his three point shots fired this season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. Nik Mains shot 0.582% inside the perimeter. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

When you are defensive sink like Nik Mains opponents will try to find a way to exploit it on the offensive end. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Nik Mains is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

The Arizona Roster

The Players to Watch for Arizona

James Akinjo 6-1 185 Guard

James Akinjo has a 13.1 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

James Akinjo attempted 0.533% of his shots from three point range. He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. He made 0.438% of his three point shots fired this season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. James Akinjo shot 0.357% inside the perimeter. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

This season, when shots were missed, James Akinjo is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

James Akinjo has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is not a shot blocker. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but James Akinjo is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Dalen Terry 6-7 190 Guard

Dalen Terry has a 15.7 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Dalen Terry attempted 0.444% of his shots from three point range. This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.25% of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.2% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Dalen Terry has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

Jordan Brown 6-11 210 Forward

Jordan Brown sports a 21.0 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign this season. Consider that he is one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Jordan Brown this season has 0.067% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Jordan Brown shot 0.0% from long range this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. Jordan Brown shot 0.786% inside the perimeter. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

Jordan Brown has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. He is one of the best shot-blockers in College Basketball, opponents have to game plan around him and he is an insurance policy of sorts for his team on the defensive end. This may enable them to take more risks defensively knowing he can erase shots. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Jemarl Baker 6-4 200 Guard

Jemarl Baker sports a 3.0 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Jemarl Baker this season has 0.5% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. He made 0.222% of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.333% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

This season, when shots were missed, Jemarl Baker is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Jemarl Baker has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is not a shot blocker. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Christian Koloko 7-0 215 Center

Christian Koloko sports a 10.2 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Christian Koloko attempted 0.0% of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made nan% of his three point shots fired this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. Christian Koloko shot 0.4% inside the perimeter. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

He is one of the best at creating second chance scoring opportunities in the country, his ability to grab offensive rebounds is very difficult to beat. He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

Christian Koloko has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. He is not a shot blocker. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Christian Koloko is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Northern Arizona vs. Arizona Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Northern Arizona 55 Arizona 89

Spread Pick: Arizona -22.5 -115 BetOnline
Total Pick: Over 138 -115 Bookmaker