Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks vs Southeastern Louisiana Lions Odds
Stephen F. Austin travels to Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday, hoping to boost its 21-2 record with a victory over the Lions.
The Lions sport records of 9-13 and 0-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Lumberjacks have 21-2 and 0-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-0 for the Lions and 0-0 for the Lumberjacks.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Lions - Lumberjacks odds would favor the Lumberjacks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Southeastern Louisiana is rated No. 253 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Stephen F. Austin is at No. 73. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 79-56 win for the Lumberjacks.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Lumberjacks is ranked No. 100 in NCAA hoops at 36.5 per game. Contrast that with Southeastern Louisiana’s No. 163 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Southeastern Louisiana is the No. 279-ranked team in the country at 5.1 per game, while Stephen F. Austin rates No. 328 at 4.2 per game.
Defensively, Stephen F. Austin features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 54.1 points per game. Southeastern Louisiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 149 nationally in scoring at home.
Stephen F. Austin won its last outing, a 63-51 result against Nicholls State on February 14. Stephen F. Austin earned a 63-51 victory over Nicholls State on Thursday, getting 17 points from Taylor Smith at Stopher Gym.
Southeastern Louisiana was a 79-76 loser in their most recent outing at home against Northwestern State. The Lions got 20 points from Brandon Fortenberry, but it was Northwestern State that prevailed in a 79-76 final on Thursday at SLU University Center.
Stephen F. Austin at Sam Houston State, Wednesday, February 20
Southeastern Louisiana at McNeese State, Tuesday, February 19