Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks ATS Prediction

Victor TrejosBasketball, College Basketball

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (6-3) and their phenomenal offense visit Stephen F. Austin to take on the Lumberjacks (5-2) and their tremendous defense. The game gets underway at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, December 7, 2018.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious over their last opponent. The Lumberjacks defeated the Texas Wesleyan Rams 83-71, while the Bulldogs beat the Wichita State Shockers 71-58.

Louisiana Tech played a nearly perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.460 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 35.7. For those same stats, Wichita State was 0.204 and 22.9, respectively. Meanwhile, Stephen F. Austin’s 12.7 turnover percentage was their largest strength over Texas Wesleyan, who had a rate of 27.2. Shannon Bogues had a solid performance for Stephen F. Austin with 21 points and six assists. Meanwhile, Amorie Archibald had a good game for Louisiana Tech, recording 14 points and nine rebounds.

The Lumberjacks won the only contest between these two teams last year, 85-83. Stephen F. Austin had a much better turnover percentage (11.9 vs. 22.8). Louisiana Tech, meanwhile, did a fantastic job of making free throws (22-26; 84.6 percent).

The battle on the backboards could prove decisive, pitting strength against strength. The Lumberjacks rank 38th in offensive rebounding percentage (33.6 percent), while Louisiana Tech ranks 26th in defensive rebounding percentage (72.1 percent) dating back to the 2017-18 season. Also, the Bulldogs rank 46th in offensive efficiency (109.3), while the Lumberjacks rank 18th in defensive efficiency (94.6).

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks ATS Pick

Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Stephen F. Austin, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Stephen F. Austin averages 9.6 steals per game, which ranks third in the NCAA. Louisiana Tech ranks 201st in steals allowed per game (5.8).
  • The Lumberjacks rank 129th in assists per game (14.1) while the Bulldogs rank 229th in assists allowed per game (13.5).
  • Louisiana Tech allows the 12th-fewest rebounds per game (34.1) while Stephen F. Austin ranks 29th (31.8).
  • The Bulldogs rank 134th in three pointers attempted per game (23.1) while the Lumberjacks rank 284th (18.5).
  • Louisiana Tech ranks 38th in blocks allowed per game (3.3) while Stephen F. Austin ranks 159th (3.4).