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Stephen F. Austin vs UT Arlington Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 31st Betting Odds
Lumberjacks vs Mavericks Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks at UT Arlington Mavericks
- Where: Arlington at College Park Center
- Date: Saturday, December 31st
- Betting Odds: Stephen F. Austin -3, SFAUS -160 | TXA +133 O/U 135.5
The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks head into today’s game in what will be their 15th game of the season, posting a record of 9-5. So far, the Lumberjacks have played 6 games on the road, with a record of 3-3. This season, Stephen F. Austin has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 3-3. For today’s contest, Stephen F. Austin have a betting line set -3 points in their favor.
Sadaidriene Hall comes into today’s game as the Lumberjacks’ leading scorer at 13.79 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 6.64 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 11.64 points per game. Overall, he has hit 41.5% of his shots and is adding 3.86 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 14 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.
UT Arlington will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Stephen F. Austin in order to snap their current 2 game losing streak. Currently, the Mavericks have been the home team 8 times, sitting with a record of 3-5. So far, the Mavericks have been the underdog 11 times, going 2-9 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3 underdogs on the spread.
Shemar Wilson comes into today’s game as the Mavericks’ leading scorer at 9.93 points per contest. Not only has Wilson been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is UT Arlington’s top rebounder at 7.93 boards per contest. Behind Wilson, the team has benefited from the strong play of Kyron Gibson who is second on the team in scoring at 9.46 points per game. Overall, he has hit 38.7% of his shots and is adding 1.85 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for UT Arlington this season, as they are currently ranked 323rd in college basketball at 67.2 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Mavericks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.3%, placing them 399th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: UT Arlington Mavericks +3
Our NCAA basketball betting model has identified this game as an excellent opportunity to take the UT Arlington Mavericks to cover the spread as the +3 point betting underdogs. Throughout the game, look for both UT Arlington and Stephen F. Austin to focus on working the ball inside, as the team’s are ranked 517th and 455th, respectively in made 3’s per game. We see this primarily benefiting the Mavericks, who have been a profitable school to bet on vs the spread at home. In UT Arlington’s last 10 games at home, they are 6-3-1 vs the spread. In this spot, we like the Mavericks to cover at home.
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