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Bearkats face Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Sam Houston State BearkatsStephen F. Austin Lumberjacks
March 7, 1:00 PM | Merrell Center

Sam Houston State Bearkats vs Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Odds

13-18TEAM RECORD19-11

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Sam Houston State when they take on the Lumberjacks on Wednesday in college hoops betting action.

The Southland Tournament battle is part of the annual season-ending league tournament. The winner gets an automatic berth in the Madness, while all teams are trying to prove they deserve a spot. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Merrell Center.

This season, the Lumberjacks are 19-11 overall and 0-1 ATS ATS, while the Bearkats are 13-18 and 0-4 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Stephen F. Austin boasts a 1-0 on the OU, and Sam Houston State is 1-3.

View Sam Houston State vs Stephen F Austin Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Stephen F. Austin in this one will find them as 7.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 203-ranked Lumberjacks and the No. 143-rated Bearkats in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 66-58 win for the Lumberjacks on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bearkats rank No. 140 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.1 per game. That compares with Stephen F. Austin’s No. 131 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Stephen F. Austin is college basketball's No. 343-ranked team at 3.5 per game, while the Bearkats rate No. 312 with 4.6 per game.

Defensively, Sam Houston State features the nation's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.7 points per game. Stephen F. Austin, meanwhile, comes in at No. 270 nationally in scoring at home.

Sam Houston State was a 63-61 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Texas State. Sam Houston State earned a 63-61 victory over Texas State on Saturday, getting 17 points from Konner Tucker at Strahan Coliseum.

In their last action, Stephen F. Austin was a 62-52 winner at home against Northwestern State. Stephen F. Austin got 18 points from Antonio Bostic en route to a 62-52 victory over Northwestern State on Saturday at William R. Johnson Coliseum.