Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Lumberjacks versus the Vaqueros? Tip off is at at 1:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at UTRGV Fieldhouse in Edinburg, TX. The Lumberjacks are the favorites in this Western Athletic conference matchup the against the Vaqueros. The over/under for the game is set at 152 points.

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN LUMBERJACKS VS TEXAS-RIO GRANDE VALLEY VAQUEROS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros +9

This game will be played at UTRGV Fieldhouse at 1:00 ET on Thursday, January 4th.

WHY BET THE TEXAS-RIO GRANDE VALLEY VAQUEROS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Vaqueros.
  • Not only will Texas-Rio Grande Valley pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +9.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Do the Lumberjacks Stand a Chance in Edinburg?

Stephen F. Austin will be playing their 14th game of the season when they face off against Texas-Rio Grande Valley. So far, they have an 8-5 overall record. When playing away from home, they are 2-2, and on their home floor they are 4-3. Stephen F. Austin has a sub-.500 ATS record at 5-6. On the road, the Lumberjacks are 2-2 vs. the spread, while at home they are 3-4 vs. the spread.

So far, Stephen F. Austin’s games have averaged 142.1 points per game with the average over/under line being 145.5 points. In their most recent three games, the Lumberjacks’ over/under record is 1-1, with their games averaging 150 points per game.

Stephen F. Austin’s offense had a good outing, putting up 80 points against New Orleans. They achieved a 47.6% field goal percentage and went 17/23 from the free-throw line. The team’s top scorer is Sadaidriene Hall, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 10.8, while Latrell Jossell also maintains a PPG average of 9.4 leading up to the game.

The Lumberjacks’ defense is presently ranked 92nd nationally, allowing an average of 68.1 points per contest. In their previous game vs. New Orleans, the Privateers finished with a field goal percentage of 47% and a total of 51 points vs. Stephen F. Austin.

Can Texas-Rio Grande Valley Secure a Home Victory?

After winning their most recent game 77-74 against Incarnate Word, Texas-Rio Grande Valley now has a 4-9 overall record. In their last ten home games, including those from last year, Texas-Rio Grande Valley has gone 4-6. As of today’s game, Texas-Rio Grande Valley has an ATS record of 4-7. In their last ten games, Texas-Rio Grande Valley is 2-3 vs. the spread.

Texas-Rio Grande Valley’s games have, on average, featured 150.3 points per game leading to an over/under record of 5-6-0. Their average over/under line is currently 152.4 points so far. When looking at the Vaqueros’ last three games, their over/under record is 2-1, with their games averaging 152 points per game.

The Vaqueros’ offense wrapped up their last game with 77 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 73.7 points per contest. In terms of offense, the Vaqueros have a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, putting them 319th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 401st in percentage and 348th in three-pointers made.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Texas-Rio Grande Valley is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 79.2 points per game (271st). In their previous game vs. Incarnate Word, the Cardinals finished with a field goal percentage of 42% and a total of 74 points vs. Texas-Rio Grande Valley.