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Southland Tournament - Southeastern Louisiana Lions take on Lumberjacks in NCAA basketball test

Southeastern Louisiana LionsStephen F. Austin Lumberjacks
March 15, 6:00 PM | Merrell Center

Southeastern Louisiana Lions vs Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Odds

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The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks will hit the floor running against the visiting Southeastern Louisiana Lions Friday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

This is a conference playoff game in the Southland Tournament. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Merrell Center.

The Lumberjacks sit at 26-3 (1-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Lions are currently 13-17 (1-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Stephen F. Austin is 1-0 OU, and Southeastern Louisiana is 1-1 OU.

View Southeastern Louisiana vs Stephen F Austin Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 281-rated Southeastern Louisiana taking on the No. 78-rated Lumberjacks in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 76-57 win for the Lumberjacks on Friday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Stephen F. Austin's No. 238 nationally ranked offense (65 points per game) against a Lions defense that sits as the No. 217 at 68.2 PPG. The Lumberjacks have been averaging 46.6% from the field, more than the Lions have managed so far this season (40.9% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Southeastern Louisiana owns the country's No. 203-rated mark, allowing 70.8 points per game on the highway. Stephen F. Austin, on the other hand, rates No. 214 in scoring at home.

Southeastern Louisiana won its last outing, an 85-65 result against McNeese State on March 14. They covered in that game as a 1-point favorite. The Lions blew out McNeese State on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 85-65 win at Merrell Center.

In their last action, Stephen F. Austin was a 58-49 winner at home against Texas A&M C.C.. The Lumberjacks grabbed a 58-49 win over the Islanders on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Taylor Smith at William R. Johnson Coliseum.