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NCAA hoops odds preview - Stephen F. Austin vs. North Carolina Central

Stephen F. Austin LumberjacksNorth Carolina Central Eagles
Dec 21, 7:30 PM | Matthew Knight Arena

Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks vs North Carolina Central Eagles Odds

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The Eagles will try to cover the spread at Matthew Knight Arena on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks in college basketball action.

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Matthew Knight Arena.

The Lumberjacks will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Eagles are 0-0 ATS. Stephen F. Austin is 0-0 on the totals; North Carolina Central is 0-0.

View Stephen F Austin vs North Carolina Central Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 21-rated Eagles and the No. 257-ranked Lumberjacks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 81-71 result in favor of the Eagles.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and North Carolina Central has the nation's No. 23-rated offensive output, at 79.6 PPG. The visiting Lumberjacks defense ranks No. 8 allowing on average 54.7 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 49.2% so far, more than the Lumberjacks marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.7% per game.

Defensively, Stephen F. Austin features the nation's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 55.5 points per game. North Carolina Central, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 nationally in scoring at home.

Stephen F. Austin lost its last outing, a 53-50 result against Prairie View A&M on December 20. Stephen F. Austin suffered a 53-50 loss against Prairie View A&M on Tuesday, getting 18 points from Jereal Scott in a losing effort at Matthew Knight Arena.

In their last action, North Carolina Central was a 58-45 loser on the road against Oregon. The Eagles got 11 points from Ray Willis, but it was Oregon that prevailed in a 58-45 final on Tuesday at Matthew Knight Arena.

Next up:
Stephen F. Austin at Oregon, Thursday, December 22
North Carolina Central at Prairie View A&M, Thursday, December 22

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