The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks and the UT-Arlington Mavericks meet in college basketball action from the College Park Center on Saturday.
The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks will look to build on a three-game win streak after a 75-68 win over Abilene Christian last time out. Sadairdrene Hall leads the Lumberjacks in scoring and rebounding with 13.8 PPG along with 6.6 RPG while Latrell Jossell has 12.6 PPG and Nigel Hawkins has 11.6 PPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Stephen F. Austin up to this point in the season. AJ Cajuste has 9.9 PPg with a team-high 4.6 APG to lead the Lumberjacks in the assist department this season. As a team, Stephen F. Austin is averaging 78.6 PPG on 48.9% shooting from the field, 38.7% from three and 73.2% from the foul line this season.
The UT-Arlington Mavericks will try to bounce back from a 70-63 loss to Tarleton State last time out. Shemar Wilson leads the Mavericks in scoring and rebounding with 9.8 PPG and 7.9 RPG while Kyron Gibson has 9.5 PPG with 2.5 APG this season. Marlon Humphrey has a team-high 3.1 APG to lead the Mavericks in assists this season. As a team, UT-Arlington is averaging 66.9 PPG on 40.1% shooting from the field, 28.5% from three and 67.4% from the foul line this season.
Stephen F. Austin is 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 road games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games against a team with a losing home record while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 Saturday games. UT-Arlington is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall.
I get the case to be made for a home underdog in some spots, but not this one. I still have concerns about UT-Arlington’s offense even though they’ve stepped up in spots, and I still haven’t gotten over the Mavericks getting their butts whooped on the road by a bad Cal team. Stephen F. Austin’s picked up a couple of solid road wins against better than what they face here and I think the Lumberjacks stay unbeaten on the road with a win and cover here.