Postseason NIT - Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks vs Cardinal College Hoops Game Preview
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks vs Stanford Cardinal Odds
The Stanford Cardinal will hit the floor running against the visiting Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Tuesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Cardinal sport records of 18-14 and 13-17 ATS heading into this battle, while the Lumberjacks have 27-4 and 1-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 15-12 for the Cardinal and 3-0 for the Lumberjacks.
Bettors looking to back visiting Stephen F. Austin before tip-off in this one found them as 8.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cardinal sit at No. 69 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Lumberjacks sit at No. 81 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Lumberjacks will win this game 78-68.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Lumberjacks is ranked No. 105 in NCAA hoops at 36.1 per game. Contrast that with Stanford’s No. 94 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Stanford is the No. 99-ranked team in the country at 6.9 per game, while Stephen F. Austin rates No. 333 at 4.2 per game.
Defensively, Stephen F. Austin features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 53.8 points per game. Stanford, meanwhile, comes in at No. 134 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Stephen F. Austin, they were a 68-66 loser as they battled Northwestern State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 5-point favorite. The Lumberjacks endured a 68-66 loss at the hands of the Demons on Saturday, despite a 23-point effort from Desmond Haymon at Merrell Center.
Stanford lost its last outing, an 89-88 result against Arizona State on March 13. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite. Aaron Bright went off for 27 points and added 3 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Arizona State handed Stanford an 89-88 defeat at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Stanford Cardinal Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
After playing Arizona State are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3
A few Lumberjacks at Cardinal trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Stanford's last 7 games
Stanford is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Stanford's last 6 games at home
Stanford is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home