Check out our free Stephen F. Austin vs New Mexico State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Las Cruces. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Stephen F. Austin vs New Mexico State Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 1st Betting Odds
Lumberjacks vs Aggies Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks at New Mexico State Aggies
- Where: Las Cruces at Pan American Center
- Date: Wednesday, February 1st
- Betting Odds: Stephen F. Austin -2.5, SFAUS -147 | NMXST +119 O/U 145.0
Through 22 games, the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks have an overall record of 15-7. So far, the Lumberjacks have played 10 games on the road, with a record of 5-5. This season, Stephen F. Austin has been favored to win in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 9-3. For today’s contest, Stephen F. Austin has a betting line set -2.5 points in their favor.
Sadaidriene Hall comes into today’s game as the Lumberjacks’ leading scorer at 13.05 points per contest. Not only has Hall been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Stephen F. Austin’s top rebounder at 6.36 boards per contest. Behind Hall, the team has benefited from the strong play of Nigel Hawkins, who is second on the team in scoring at 10.18 points per game. Overall, he has hit 44.7% of his shots and is adding 3.77 boards per game.
On offense, Stephen F. Austin is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.7 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 22 games, they have only hit 33.4% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 30.95% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
The New Mexico State Aggies head into today’s game in what will be their 22nd game of the season, posting a record of 7-14. So far this season, New Mexico State has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-6. For the season, New Mexico State has been the underdog in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 2-10. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Aggies being +2.5 point underdogs.
New Mexico State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Xavier Pinson who is averaging 13.24 points per game for the Aggies. Pinson is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Aggies’ offensive game plan is the play of Deshawndre Washington who has hit 41.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.05 points per game.
On offense, New Mexico State is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.3 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 21 games, they have only hit 32.7% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 42.43% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Free Spread Prediction: Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks -2.5
Leading into this matchup, the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -2.5. According to our analysis, we anticipate a strong offensive effort from the Lumberjacks’ shooters to be enough to pull out the win and cover the spread. For the season, Stephen F. Austin has a field goal percentage of 47.5, good for 47th in college basketball. In addition, look for the team to add to their trend of covering the spread on the road. Over their last 10 road matchups, they are 6-3-1 vs the spread.