Abilene Christian Wildcats (21-9) vs. Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (22-8)
March 10, 2022 11:30 pm EDT
The Line: Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks -1.5 / Abilene Christian Wildcats +1.5; Over/Under: -141.5
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The Abilene Christian Wildcats and Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks meet Thursday in the college basketball WAC Quarterfinal at the Orleans Arena. The Abilene Christian Wildcats look to build on their three-game winning streak. The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks look to build on their 10-game winning streak.
The Abilene Christian Wildcats are averaging 76.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 66 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Coryon Mason is averaging 11.8 points and 2.2 rebounds, while Airion Simmons is averaging 11.6 points and 5.7 rebounds. Mahki Morris is the third double-digit scorer and Cameron Steele is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Abilene Christian Wildcats are shooting 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Abilene Christian Wildcats are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game.
The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks are averaging 75.2 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 67.8 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Gavin Kensmil is averaging 16.7 points and 6.8 rebounds, while Roti Ware is averaging 11.3 points and 2.6 assists. David Kachelries is dishing 3.9 assists and Sadaidriene Hall is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 67 percent from the free throw line. The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game.
The Wildcats are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lumberjacks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite. The over is 4-1 in Wildcats last 5 games as an underdog. The over is 4-0 in Lumberjacks last 4 overall.
The Abilene Christian Wildcats are a good team and worth a look here, but the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks won both meetings this season, and they’re far and away more trustworthy on offense. Stephen F. Austin has not only been sharp offensively all year, but it’s shooting 51.1 percent from the field in its last five games. In a near toss up contest, I’ll side with the Lumberjacks to get the job done.