Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders at Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Free Prediction 01/08/20

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The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (13-2, 4-0 SthLnd) welcome the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders (5-10, 1-3 SthLnd) to William R. Johnson Coliseum. The Lumberjacks look to extend their six-game winning streak. The game is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders vs. Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Lumberjacks had no trouble getting past the New Orleans Privateers, 87-68, while the Islanders were beaten by the Southeastern Louisiana Lions, 84-80.

The Lumberjacks had an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 51.9 (above their season average of 37.4) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.629 (above their season average of 0.540). Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, meanwhile, held Southeastern Louisiana to an offensive rebounding percentage of 10.7 (below their season average of 29.3). Kevon Harris played well for Stephen F. Austin with 21 points and six rebounds. Irshaad Hunte, meanwhile had a good game for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, finishing with 18 points and five rebounds.

The Islanders won the sole game between these two teams last season, 65-55. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s effective field goal percentage was its largest advantage over Stephen F. Austin. The Islanders had a rate of 0.535 while the Lumberjacks posted a mark of 0.382. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

It will be a showdown of conflicting tempos as the up-and-down Lumberjacks (ranked 12th in the NCAA in possessions per game) will look to push the more grind-it-out Islanders (322nd in possessions per game). Also, the Islanders rank 308th in offensive efficiency (94.8), while the Lumberjacks rank 31st in defensive efficiency (88.7).

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders at Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks ATS Pick

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

Betting Notes:

  • Stephen F. Austin averages 10.9 steals per game, which ranks second in the nation. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ranks 179th in steals allowed per game (8.0).
  • The Lumberjacks average 3.1 blocks per game, which ranks 117th in the NCAA. The Islanders rank 141st in blocks allowed per game (4.2).
  • Stephen F. Austin averages 15.0 assists per game, which ranks 61st in the nation. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ranks 82nd in assists allowed per game (11.6).
  • The Islanders rank 139th in three pointers attempted per game (22.5) while the Lumberjacks rank 274th (16.3).
  • Stephen F. Austin ranks 10th in rebounds allowed per game (29.6) while Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ranks 93rd (33.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Islanders’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 6.0, up from 4.1 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Lumberjacks have scored an average of 88.0 points per game (4.0 above their season average) and allowed an average of 68.4 points per game (0.5 above their season average).