The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (20-3, 11-1 SthLnd) welcome the New Orleans Privateers (7-15, 3-9 SthLnd) to William R. Johnson Coliseum. The Lumberjacks will try to lengthen their seven-game winning streak. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 8, 2020.
New Orleans Privateers at Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Betting Preview
In the Privateers’ last outing, they beat the Southeastern Louisiana Lions, 84-73. Bryson Robinson was the game’s high scorer with 28 points on 9-for-15 shooting. New Orleans played a nearly flawless game. They had an absurd free throw rate of 0.358 (above their season average of 0.283) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.613 (above their season average of 0.503). Southeastern Louisiana had marks of 0.246 and 0.475, respectively, for those same stats.
The Lumberjacks come in on a high note after defeating the Nicholls Colonels in their last contest, 70-64. Stephen F. Austin rallied around Nathan Bain, who was the top scorer from either team with 17 points on 7-for-13 shooting. Stephen F. Austin played a nearly perfect game. They had an absurd free throw rate of 0.489 (above their season average of 0.290) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 46.7 (above their season average of 38.0). Nicholls was 0.218 and 30.6, respectively, for those same stats.
These two squads have already met once this season. The Lumberjacks won 87-68. Stephen F. Austin had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (51.9 vs. 22.9). New Orleans, on the other hand, did a terrific job of converting from the free throw line (23-31; 74.2 percent). In the loss, Robinson led all scorers on the team with 31 points.
There should be a fair amount of transition action in this showdown that showcases two of the nation’s more fast-paced teams. Stephen F. Austin currently ranks 24th in possessions per game (74.0) and New Orleans is 47th (72.6). Moreover, the Privateers are among the nation’s elite at getting to the line, ranking 23rd in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.286). The Lumberjacks, meanhwile, rank 348th at keeping opponents off the charity stripe with an opponents’ FTA rate of 0.338.
New Orleans at Stephen F. Austin ATS Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Stephen F. Austin, ATS Winner – Stephen F. Austin, O/U – Under
The Lumberjacks rank 129th in blocks per game (3.0) while the Privateers rank 155th in blocks allowed per game (4.3).
New Orleans ranks 292nd in three pointers attempted per game (16.0) while Stephen F. Austin ranks 294th (15.9).
Stephen F. Austin averages 15.0 assists per game, which ranks 42nd in the NCAA. New Orleans ranks 231st in assists allowed per game (15.4).
The Lumberjacks rank 101st in rebounds per game (36.9) while the Privateers rank 278th (31.7).
New Orleans averages 8.3 steals per game, which ranks 31st in the NCAA. Stephen F. Austin ranks 190th in steals allowed per game (7.7).
The Lumberjacks’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 7.2, down from 13.1 for the season.
During their last five games, the Privateers have scored an average of 70.6 points per game (5.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 74.2 points per game (2.5 below their season average).