NCAA hoops odds preview - Stephen F. Austin vs. Lamar
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks vs Lamar Cardinals Odds
The Lamar Cardinals will hit the floor running against the visiting Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Lumberjacks will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Cardinals are 1-4 ATS. Stephen F. Austin is 0-0 on the totals; Lamar is 0-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 319-ranked Cardinals and the No. 82-rated Lumberjacks in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 80-44 win for the Lumberjacks on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Lamar's No. 333 nationally ranked offense (58.8 points per game) against a Lumberjacks defense that sits as the No. 1 at 49.4 PPG. The Cardinals have been averaging 41.2% from the field, less than the Lumberjacks have managed so far this season (47.4% on average).
Defensively, Stephen F. Austin features the nation's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 54.8 points per game. Lamar, meanwhile, comes in at No. 309 nationally in scoring at home.
Stephen F. Austin was a 59-39 winner in its last match on the road against McNeese State. Stephen F. Austin cruised to victory on Wednesday, running McNeese State out of the gym and running up a 59-39 score at Burton Coliseum.
Lamar was an 85-63 loser in its last match at home against Northwestern State. The Cardinals were hammered by Northwestern State on Thursday, losing by an 85-63 final at Montagne Center in college basketball betting action.
Stephen F. Austin home to Central Arkansas, Thursday, February 7
Lamar at Texas A&M C.C., Thursday, February 7