Looking to win big? The Lumberjacks and Lancers face off at 10:00 ET on ESPN+. The Lancers are hosting the game at Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler Events Center in Riverside, CA. The over/under for this game is set at 134.5 points, and California Baptist is favored by -1 vs. Stephen F. Austin in a Western Athletic conference matchup.

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN LUMBERJACKS VS CALIFORNIA BAPTIST LANCERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: California Baptist Lancers -1

This game will be played at Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler Events Center at 10:00 ET on Thursday, February 29th.

WHY BET THE CALIFORNIA BAPTIST LANCERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-71 in favor of the Lancers.
  • Not only will California Baptist pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 134.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.

Will the Lumberjacks Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?

Stephen F. Austin comes into tonight’s game against California Baptist with a record of 14-13, including a 7-9 mark in Western Athletic Conference play. They have lost four straight games and are 4-7 on the road this season.

For the year, the Lumberjacks have been an underdog nine times and have a record of 2-7. Their average scoring differential on the road is -2.4 points per game, and they are currently on a four-game road losing streak.

Stephen F. Austin has struggled against the spread this season, going just 6-19. Their record vs. the spread as the underdog is 2-7 and they have gone 0-3 ATS in their last three road games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Lumberjacks are just 2-8 vs. the spread.

Stephen F. Austin has an over/under record of 13-12 this season. The average over/under line in their games is 145.5 and their games have had an average of 144.5 points. So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line of 134.5. In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 and the average scoring total is 124 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Stephen F. Austin offense tallied 62 points in a matchup against Utah Valley. Their field goal percentage for the game was 38.9%, and they made 8 threes. In terms of offense, the Lumberjacks have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, putting them 178th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 318th in percentage and 321st in three-pointers made.

So far, the Lumberjacks’ defense is ranked 140th in the country at 71.0 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Utah Valley, the Wolverines finished with a field goal percentage of 58% and a total of 71 points vs. Stephen F. Austin.

Pressure Builds for California Baptist as Home Favorites

California Baptist will look to snap their five-game losing streak when they host Stephen F. Austin. The Lancers are 14-13 on the season, including a 7-9 record in the Western Athletic Conference.

At home, California Baptist is 8-5 compared to their 4-8 record on the road. They have gone 3-2 in their last five games at home and 6-4 in their last 10.

As the favorite this season, California Baptist has gone just 5-11 against the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 4-9. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Lancers have gone 4-6 vs. the spread.

California Baptist’s over/under record for the season is 12-13 and the average over/under line in their games is 137.3. Today’s over/under line of 134.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year. So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 145 points.

The California Baptist offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 65 points versus Tarleton State. During the game, they attempted 16 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 48.9%. The team’s top scorer is Dominique Daniels Jr., who enters today’s matchup with an average of 19.2, while Blondeau Tchoukuiegno also carries a PPG average of 11.2 into the game.

In the current season, the California Baptist defense has excelled, sitting 47th in the nation by allowing 66.7 points per game. The California Baptist defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 82 points and allowed Tarleton State to connect on 9 threes.