Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks vs. Northwestern State Demons Free Prediction 01/22/20

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Expect a fast-paced game when the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (15-3, 6-1 SthLnd) head to Northwestern State to take on the Demons (7-9, 4-3 SthLnd). Action starts at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks at Northwestern State Demons Betting Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Demons barely escaped the Nicholls Colonels 73-72, while the Lumberjacks easily got past the UIW Cardinals 80-56.

Stephen F. Austin dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.264 (below their season average of 0.279) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.623 (above their season average of 0.547). For those same stats, UIW recorded marks of 0.100 and 0.417, respectively. Northwestern State, on the other hand, played a nearly flawless game. They had an absurd offensive rebounding percentage of 44.7 (above their season average of 29.9) and a free throw rate of 0.250 (above their season average of 0.222). For those same stats, Nicholls was 13.6 and 0.215, respectively. Northwestern State received a boost from Chudier Bile, who had 10 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Cameron Johnson, meanwhile had a solid performance for Stephen F. Austin, contributing 19 points.

The Demons dominated this series last year, winning both contests. In the most recent matchup, Northwestern State won 87-72. Northwestern State was successful at getting and making free throws. The Demons made 28 of their 35 free throws (80.0 percent), while the Lumberjacks were just 18-28 (64.3 percent). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

The inefficient offense of Northwestern State will square off against the elite defense of Stephen F. Austin. The Demons rank 266th in offensive efficiency, while the Lumberjacks are 29th in defensive efficiency. The Lumberjacks should have the edge on that side of the ball. Additionally, the Lumberjacks, who rank sixth in offensive rebounding percentage (37.8 percent), will try to exploit the Demons, who rank 276th in defensive rebounding percentage (69.6 percent).

Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks vs. Northwestern State Demons Free Pick

Free Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Stephen F. Austin, ATS Winner – Stephen F. Austin, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Stephen F. Austin ranks ninth in rebounds allowed per game (29.8) while Northwestern State ranks 208th (36.8).
  • The Lumberjacks average 15.2 assists per game, which ranks 44th in the nation. The Demons rank 192nd in assists allowed per game (14.1).
  • Northwestern State ranks 29th in blocks per game (4.8) while Stephen F. Austin ranks 122nd (2.9).
  • The Lumberjacks rank fourth in steals per game (10.6) while the Demons rank 198th in steals allowed per game (8.7).
  • Northwestern State ranks 106th in three pointers attempted per game (23.3) while Stephen F. Austin ranks 279th (16.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Demons have scored an average of 77.8 points per game (5.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 73.8 points per game (1.1 below their season average).
  • The Lumberjacks’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 10.8, down from 14.8 for the season.