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Stephen F. Austin vs Northwestern State Pick & Preview: Thursday, December 1st Betting Odds

Lumberjacks vs Demons Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks at Northwestern State Demons
  • Where: Nacogdoches at Johnson Coliseum
  • Date: Thursday, December 1st
  • Betting Odds: Stephen F. Austin -11.5, SFAUS -767 | NWST +496 O/U 137.5

Lumberjacks Preview:

Stephen F. Austin heads into this matchup having played 7 games and have an overall record sitting at 4-3. On the road, the Lumberjacks will be playing their 3rd game of the season, having gone 2-1. So far, the Lumberjacks have been favored 3 times, going 1-2 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Stephen F. Austin as -11.5 point favorites.

Sadaidriene Hall comes into today’s game as the Lumberjacks’ leading scorer at 12.0 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 5.43 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 10.29 points per game. Overall, he has hit 39.6% of his shots and is adding 3.86 boards per game.

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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 7 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.

Demons Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Stephen F. Austin, the Northwestern State Demons will be taking the floor for the 8th time this season and have an overall record of 5-2. Currently, the Demons have been the home team 3 times, sitting with a record of 2-1. So far, the Demons have been the underdog 5 times, going 3-2 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +11.5 underdogs on the spread.

Northwestern State’s leading scorer this season is Isaac Haney who is averaging 13.86 points per contest. So far, Haney has accounted for 20.55% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.43 rebounds per game and 2.0 assists. Demarcus Sharp is the second leading scorer for the Demons, averaging 12.0 points per game. Between him and Sharp, they are accounting for 38.4% of the team’s scoring.

On offense, Northwestern State is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.8 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 7 games, they have only hit 34.3% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 33.85% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Free Spread Prediction: Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks -11.5

The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks will tip off their matchup over Northwestern State Demons as the strong favorites to pick up the win with a point spread sitting at -11.5. Our analysis like’s Stephen F. Austin’s chances to pull away with an easy win and cover the spread. When looking at how each team likes to play, both Stephen F. Austin and Northwestern State are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. We like how this scenario favors Stephen F. Austin, as throughout the game their superior talent should come through in an easy win. Although the Lumberjacks don’t have a great track record vs the spread as the betting favorite, going 1-4 (last 5), we like their chances to come away with the ATS win.

 


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