Northwestern State Demons vs Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Odds
William R. Johnson Coliseum will host Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks vs. Northwestern State Demons action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
This season, the Lumberjacks are 23-3 overall and 1-0 ATS ATS, while the Demons are 19-7 and 0-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Stephen F. Austin boasts a 1-0 on the OU, and Northwestern State is 0-0-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Lumberjacks rated this week at No. 70 and the Demons sitting at No. 80. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 84-79 result in favor of the Lumberjacks.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Stephen F. Austin's No. 225-ranked offense, averaging 65.6 PPG, against a Demons defense that ranks No. 314 at 73.1 PPG. The Lumberjacks field goal percentage has averaged 47.2% so far, more than the Demons marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.2% per game.
Defensively, Northwestern State features the nation's No. 324-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.3 points per game. Stephen F. Austin, meanwhile, comes in at No. 161 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Northwestern State, they were a 92-76 loser as they battled Niagara on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog. Gary Roberson scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Demons to a win (they lost 92-76 to Niagara at Gallagher Center on Saturday).
Last time out for Stephen F. Austin, they were a 68-60 winner as they battled Long Beach State on the road. They covered in the match as a 1-point underdog. Stephen F. Austin got 21 points from Antonio Bostic en route to a 68-60 victory over Long Beach State on Friday at The Walter Pyramid.
Northwestern State home to Texas A&M C.C., Thursday, March 7
Stephen F. Austin at Sam Houston State, Thursday, March 7