The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (2-0) will be at home in William R. Johnson Coliseum when they go head-to-head against the Niagara Purple Eagles (0-2). Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.
Niagara Purple Eagles at Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Odds Preview
The Purple Eagles lost big to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in their last outing, 86-39. With eight points on 3-for-10 shooting, Justin Roberts led Niagara in scoring. One of Rutgers’ biggest strengths was their ability to convert at the free throw line. They were 7-8 (87.5 percent), while the Purple Eagles were just 2-3 (66.7 percent).
In the Lumberjacks’ last game, they thoroughly outplayed the North Carolina Central Eagles, 94-64. Stephen F. Austin received a boost from Kevon Harris, who was the top scorer from either team with 32 points on 12-for-19 shooting. Stephen F. Austin dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 34.6 and a turnover percentage of 26.5. North Carolina Central put up marks of 14.3 and 35.9, respectively, for those same stats.
Points at the line could be few and far between for Stephen F. Austin in this battle. The Lumberjacks rank 142nd in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.242, while Niagara ranks 22nd in FTA rate allowed (0.180) dating back to the 2018-19 season.
Niagara Purple Eagles at Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Prediction
Free Pick: SU Winner – Stephen F. Austin, ATS Winner – Stephen F. Austin, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
Stephen F. Austin ranks 237th in assists per game (12.0) while Niagara ranks 285th (10.8).