Northwestern State Stephen F. Austin Betting Preview
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks vs Northwestern State Demons Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Northwestern State Demons try to run the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks off the court at Prather Coliseum in college hoops action.
The Lumberjacks will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Demons are 0-0 ATS. Stephen F. Austin is 0-0 on the totals; Northwestern State is 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 105-rated Stephen F. Austin taking on the No. 63-rated Demons in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 87-81 win for the Lumberjacks on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Northwestern State has the nation's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 85 PPG. The visiting Lumberjacks defense ranks No. 1 allowing on average 49.4 PPG. The Demons FG% has averaged 46.2% so far, less than the Lumberjacks marksmen have achieved on the year, 48% per game.
Defensively, Stephen F. Austin features the nation's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 56.1 points per game. Northwestern State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 nationally in scoring at home.
Stephen F. Austin won its last outing, a 72-49 result against Nicholls State on January 19. The battle between the Lumberjacks and Colonels didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Nicholls State was handed a 72-49 defeat on Saturday at William R. Johnson Coliseum.
In their last action, Northwestern State was a 103-68 winner at home against Southeastern Louisiana. Northwestern State cruised to victory on Saturday, running Southeastern Louisiana out of the gym and running up a 103-68 score at Prather Coliseum.
Stephen F. Austin at McNeese State, Wednesday, January 30
Northwestern State at Lamar, Thursday, January 31