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Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks take on Bearkats in NCAA basketball test

Stephen F. Austin LumberjacksSam Houston State Bearkats
March 7, 9:00 PM | Bernard Johnson Coliseum

Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks vs Sam Houston State Bearkats Odds

24-3TEAM RECORD15-14

The Sam Houston State Bearkats hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks pay a visit to Bernard Johnson Coliseum on the college basketball betting menu.

The Bearkats currently sports a 15-14 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-3 ATS. The Lumberjacks are 24-3 and 1-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bearkats produce a 1-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Lumberjacks have gone 1-0 against the number.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 85-ranked Bearkats and the No. 73-rated Lumberjacks in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-64 win for the Lumberjacks on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Lumberjacks is ranked No. 108 in NCAA hoops at 36.2 per game. Contrast that with Sam Houston State’s No. 27 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Sam Houston State is the No. 132-ranked team in the country at 6.5 per game, while Stephen F. Austin rates No. 334 at 4.1 per game.

Defensively, Stephen F. Austin features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 53.8 points per game. Sam Houston State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 283 nationally in scoring at home.

Stephen F. Austin won its last outing, a 64-63 result against Northwestern State on March 2. Taylor Smith scored 18 points leading the Lumberjacks to a 64-63 victory over Northwestern State at William R. Johnson Coliseum on Saturday.

Sam Houston State was a 54-45 winner in their most recent outing at home against Southeastern Louisiana. Sam Houston State earned a 54-45 victory over Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday, getting 15 points from James Thomas at Bernard Johnson Coliseum.

Next up:
Stephen F. Austin home to Texas A&M C.C., Saturday, March 9
Sam Houston State at Northwestern State, Saturday, March 9