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Stephen F. Austin vs Utah Tech Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 12th Betting Odds
Lumberjacks vs Trailblazers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks at Utah Tech Trailblazers
- Where: St. George at Burns Arena
- Date: Thursday, January 12th
- Betting Odds: Stephen F. Austin -3, SFAUS -162 | DXST +133 O/U 143.0
Heading into today’s matchup vs Utah Tech, the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks will be taking the floor for the 18th time this season and have an overall record of 12-5. So far, the Lumberjacks have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 4-3. This season, Stephen F. Austin has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 6-3. For today’s contest, Stephen F. Austin has a betting line set -3 points in their favor.
Sadaidriene Hall comes into today’s game as the Lumberjacks’ leading scorer at 13.53 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 6.35 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 10.76 points per game. Overall, he has hit 42.0% of his shots and is adding 3.53 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 17 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.
Through 16 games, the Utah Tech Trailblazers have an overall record of 9-7. So far this season, Utah Tech has played 7 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-0. For the season, Utah Tech has been the underdog in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 2-6. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Trailblazers being +3 point underdogs.
Utah Tech’s leading scorer this season is Cameron Gooden, who is averaging 15.57 points per contest. So far, Gooden has accounted for 17.96% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.93 rebounds per game and 3.86 assists. Isaiah Pope is the second leading scorer for the Trailblazers, averaging 12.5 points per game. Between him and Pope, they are accounting for 34.4% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Utah Tech this season, as they are currently ranked 163rd in college basketball at 72.5 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 Trailblazers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.4%, placing them 391st in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks -3
Leading into this matchup, the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -3. 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 7-2-1 vs the spread.
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