Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Privateers and Lumberjacks. The game is starting at 7:30 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Lumberjacks at Johnson Coliseum in Nacogdoches, TX. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 151.5 points, and the Lumberjacks are favored to win at home against the Privateers.

NEW ORLEANS PRIVATEERS VS STEPHEN F. AUSTIN LUMBERJACKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: New Orleans Privateers +14.5

This game will be played at Johnson Coliseum at 7:30 ET on Friday, December 29th.

WHY BET THE NEW ORLEANS PRIVATEERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Lumberjacks.
  • Even though we have Stephen F. Austin winning straight-up, we like New Orleans at +14.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 151.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Do the Privateers Stand a Chance in Nacogdoches?

Today’s game will be the 13th of the season for New Orleans, who are currently 5-7 overall. In their last ten road games, which includes games from last year, New Orleans has a 2-8 record. As of today’s game, New Orleans holds a 5-3 ATS record. In their previous five games, they are 2-1 ATS.

In 12 games, New Orleans comes in with an over/under mark of 4-4-0, with their games averaging 150.1 points per game. When analyzing the Privateers’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 145 points per game and an over/under record of 2-1.

In their most recent game, the New Orleans offense put up just 36 points vs. the Ohio State Buckeyes. Overall, they are now averaging 76.3 points per game which is 182nd in the country. Coming into the game, the Privateers offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 29%. On average, they get up 18.2 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 16.6 made free-throws.

On defense, New Orleans is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 74.0 points per game. So far, the New Orleans defense is giving up an average of 10.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.8 times per game (541st).

Can the Lumberjacks Lock in a Home Win?

Stephen F. Austin currently has a 7-5 overall record. In their previous five home games, including last season, Stephen F. Austin has a 2-3 record at home. As of now, Stephen F. Austin has a 4-4 record against the spread heading into today’s game. In their last five games, the team is 1-3 vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through 12 games, Stephen F. Austin has an over/under record of 5-3-0, with their games averaging 147.5 points per game on average. When analyzing the Lumberjacks’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 144 points per game and an over/under record of 3-1.

Coming off their recent game, the Stephen F. Austin offense tallied 70 points in a matchup against Wyoming. Their field goal percentage for the game was 44.8%, and they made 7 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Sadaidriene Hall who comes into today’s matchup averaging 10.9. Latrell Jossell also heads into the game with a PPG average of 9.2.

At this time, the Lumberjacks’ defense is positioned 113rd in the country, permitting 68.7 points per game. Stephen F. Austin’s three-point defense is currently 23rd in the country at 4.6 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 33.5% of their shots vs. Stephen F. Austin.