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Stephen F. Austin vs Texas-Rio Grande Valley Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Lumberjacks vs Vaqueros Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks at Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros
- Where: Edinburg at UTRGV Fieldhouse
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: Stephen F. Austin -6, SFAUS -265 | UTRGV +209 O/U 150.5
Through 24 games, the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks have an overall record of 15-9. So far, the Lumberjacks have played 12 games on the road, with a record of 5-7. This season, Stephen F. Austin has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 9-4. For today’s contest, Stephen F. Austin has a betting line set -6 points in their favor.
Sadaidriene Hall comes into today’s game as the Lumberjacks’ leading scorer at 13.25 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 6.33 boards per contest. Behind Hall, the team has benefited from the strong play of Latrell Jossell, who is second on the team in scoring at 11.8 points per game. Overall, he has hit 45.1% of his shots and is adding 1.7 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 24 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.
Texas-Rio Grande Valley will take the floor against the Lumberjacks with an overall record of 12-13. Currently, the Vaqueros have been the home team 14 times, sitting with a record of 10-4. So far, the Vaqueros have been the underdog 18 times, going 6-12 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6 underdogs on the spread.
Texas-Rio Grande Valley’s leading scorer this season is Justin Johnson, who is averaging 20.48 points per contest. So far, Johnson has accounted for 26.45% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.0 rebounds per game and 2.88 assists. Will Johnston is the second leading scorer for the Vaqueros, averaging 14.5 points per game. Between him and Johnston, they are accounting for 44.4% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Texas-Rio Grande Valley this season, as they are currently ranked 187th in college basketball at 71.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Vaqueros’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.4%, placing them 451st in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks -6
For this matchup, our college basketball betting model points to their being value in taking the Stephen F. Austin on the spread as -6 point favorites over the Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros. Not only do we see the team continuing to perform well vs the spread on the road, as the school is 6-3-1 vs the spread (last 10), they are due to shut down a Texas-Rio Grande Valley unit that struggles with their outside shooting. Look for a good defensive effort to be the key reason that the Lumberjacks take care of business and cover as -6 point favorites.