Lamar Cardinals vs Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on William R. Johnson Coliseum Thursday as host Stephen F. Austin looks to handle the Lamar Cardinals in NCAA hoops action.
Supporters of the Cardinals have watched them go 2-10 and 1-4 ATS on the year, while the Lumberjacks are at 10-1 and 0-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Lumberjacks are 0-0, while the Cardinals have a 0-1 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 323-rated Lamar taking on the No. 89-rated Lumberjacks in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 80-45 win for the Lumberjacks on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Stephen F. Austin has the nation's No. 207-rated offensive output, at 66.5 PPG. The visiting Cardinals defense ranks No. 332 allowing on average 77.1 PPG. The Lumberjacks FG% has averaged 46.2% so far, more than the Cardinals marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.5% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Lamar owns the country's No. 294-rated mark, allowing 77.1 points per game on the highway. Stephen F. Austin, on the other hand, rates No. 195 in scoring at home.
Lamar won its last outing, an 81-80 result against Long Island on December 29. Stan Brown scored 18 points leading the Cardinals to an 81-80 victory over Long Island at Montagne Center on Saturday.
Last time out for Stephen F. Austin, they were a 67-56 winner as they battled Texas A&M C.C. on the road. Taylor Smith scored 25 points and helped out with 14 rebounds for Stephen F. Austin on Saturday, leading the Lumberjacks to a 67-56 victory over Texas A&M C.C. at American Bank Center.
Lamar at Northwestern State, Saturday, January 5
Stephen F. Austin home to McNeese State, Saturday, January 5