Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (13-3) at Northwestern State Demons (8-14)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Prather Coliseum)
The Line: Northwestern State Demons +9.5 -- Over/Under: 153.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks and the Northwestern State Demons meet in college basketball action from the Prather Coliseum on Wednesday night.
The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks will look to build on an 89-79 win over New Orleans last time out. Cameron Johnson leads SFA in scoring with 16.7 PPG while Gavin Kensmil has 15.3 PPG with a team-high 6.8 RPG to lead the Lumberjacks in rebounding. Roti Ware has 13.1 PPG with 2.9 APG and David Kachelries has 10.8 PPG with a team-high 4.8 APG to lead SFA in assists and round out the group of double-digit scorers for Stephen F. Austin up to this point in the season. As a team, Stephen F. Austin is averaging 82.3 PPG on 53.2% shooting from the field, 35.1% from 3-point range and 68% from the foul line while allowing 71.9 PPG on 45.5% shooting from the floor and 35.3% from 3-point range this season.
The Northwestern State Demons will be out to add to their 86-80 win over Houston Baptist last time out. Trenton Massner leads the Demons in scoring with 12.6 PPG and in assists with 2.7 APG while Jamaure Gregg has 10 PPG and 5 RPG to make up the pair of double-digit scorers for Northwestern State up to this point in the year. Jairus Roberson and Carvell Teasett each have 9.1 PPG while Kendal Coleman has 6.8 PPG and a team-high 6.2 RPG as well this season. As a team, Northwestern State is averaging 71.8 PPG on 42.9% shooting from the field, 33.8% from 3-point range and 66.4% from the foul line while allowing 79.6 PPG on 47.1% shooting from the field and 32.6% from 3-point range this season.
Stephen F. Austin is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 Wednesday games. Northwestern State is 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 4-1-1 in their last 5 Wednesday games. The underdog is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.
I get why Stephen F. Austin is favored at home as they’re one of the better teams in the Southland every year. However, they’re only winning games by 4.2 PPG in their last five games while Northwestern State’s only being outscored by 4.4 PPG in their last five. The Demons are als a much better cover team at home than Stephen F. Austin is on the road. I think the Lumberjacks win this game, but by 7-8, not getting over that 9.5. Give me the Demons and the points here.