Sam Houston State Bearkats host Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks in college basketball action
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks vs Sam Houston State Bearkats Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Bernard Johnson Coliseum Wednesday as host Sam Houston State looks to handle the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks in NCAA hoops action.
The Bearkats are 14-11 so far on the season, and 2-2 ATS vs. the number. The Lumberjacks, meanwhile, are 21-3 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Sam Houston State go 0-0 and the Lumberjacks go 0-0 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bearkats, most recently No. 80 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Lumberjacks, who rate No. 81 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 77-65 victory for the Lumberjacks.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Sam Houston State's No. 219-ranked offense, averaging 65.9 PPG, against a Lumberjacks defense that ranks No. 1 at 49.9 PPG. The Bearkats field goal percentage has averaged 38.6% so far, less than the Lumberjacks marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.2% per game.
Defensively, Stephen F. Austin features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 54.1 points per game. Sam Houston State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 221 nationally in scoring at home.
Stephen F. Austin was a 54-50 loser in its last match on the road against Southeastern Louisiana. Stephen F. Austin got 15 points from Hal Bateman but lost anyway, 54-50, to Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday at SLU University Center.
Sam Houston State won its last outing, an 80-75 result against Central Arkansas on February 16. Sam Houston State got 26 points and 12 rebounds from James Thomas en route to an 80-75 victory over Central Arkansas on Saturday at Farris Center.
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