Southeastern Louisiana Lions vs Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Stephen F. Austin vs Southeastern Louisiana battle Thursday at William R. Johnson Coliseum as the Lumberjacks look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Lions will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Lumberjacks are 0-0 ATS. Southeastern Louisiana is 0-0 on the totals; Stephen F. Austin is 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Lumberjacks - Lions odds would favor the Lumberjacks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Stephen F. Austin is rated No. 79 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Southeastern Louisiana is at No. 303. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 80-54 win for the Lumberjacks.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Stephen F. Austin's No. 175-ranked offense, averaging 68 PPG, against a Lions defense that ranks No. 258 at 69.9 PPG. The Lumberjacks field goal percentage has averaged 47.5% so far, more than the Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.1% per game.
Defensively, Southeastern Louisiana features the nation's No. 241-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.6 points per game. Stephen F. Austin, meanwhile, comes in at No. 163 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Southeastern Louisiana was a 70-65 winner at home against Nicholls State. Southeastern Louisiana got 21 points from Brandon Fortenberry en route to a 70-65 victory over Nicholls State on Saturday at SLU University Center.
In their last action, Stephen F. Austin was a 61-50 winner on the road against Oral Roberts. The Lumberjacks got 16 points from Antonio Bostic as Stephen F. Austin ran past Oral Roberts 61-50 on Saturday at Mabee Center.
Southeastern Louisiana at Northwestern State, Saturday, January 19
Stephen F. Austin home to Nicholls State, Saturday, January 19