Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Lumberjacks versus the Trailblazers? Tip off is at at 9:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Burns Arena in St. George, UT. The Lumberjacks are favored in this Western Athletic conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 147 points.
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN LUMBERJACKS VS UTAH TECH TRAILBLAZERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Utah Tech Trailblazers +6.5
This game will be played at Burns Arena at 9:00 ET on Thursday, January 11th.
WHY BET THE UTAH TECH TRAILBLAZERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-72 in favor of the Lumberjacks.
- Even though we have Stephen F. Austin winning straight-up, we like Utah Tech at +6.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 147 points, and we like the over with a projected 148 points.
Can the Lumberjacks Pull Off a Road Win?
Stephen F. Austin comes into this game as the favorite, as they have been in 9 of their 15 games this season. Overall, the Lumberjacks are 6-3 when favored, and they have a record of 10-5.
On the road, Stephen F. Austin has gone 3-2 this season, and their average scoring margin has been +5.0 points per game.
Stephen F. Austin has an ATS record of 6-7 this season, going 2-3 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Lumberjacks have gone 4-6 vs. the spread.
So far this season, the over/under record for Stephen F. Austin is 8-5 and today’s over/under line of 147 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (146.3). Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 152 points. On the season, 7 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 147.
Stephen F. Austin’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. UT Arlington, finishing the game with a total of 92 points. Their season average is now 79.5 points per game. One area that the Stephen F. Austin offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 22nd in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 46%.
The Lumberjacks’ defense is presently ranked 112nd nationally, allowing an average of 69.1 points per contest. So far, the Stephen F. Austin defense is giving up an average of 8.9 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 17.5 times per game (712nd).
Do the Trailblazers Have What it Takes to Win as Home Underdogs?
Utah Tech will look to snap a two-game losing streak when they host Stephen F. Austin. The Trailblazers are 2-7 as the underdog this season.
So far, Utah Tech is 2-3 at home this season, and they have gone 5-5 over their last ten games at home. Their average scoring margin at home this year is -2.4 points per game.
Against the spread, Utah Tech is currently at .500 with a 7-7 record. At home, they are 3-2 vs. the spread this season. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Trailblazers have gone 5-5.
Utah Tech’s over/under record this season is 6-8 and today’s line of 147 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (144.3). So far, 10 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 150 points and their OU record during that stretch is 1-2.
The Utah Tech offense is coming off a game in which they scored 65 points vs. Grand Canyon. Overall their field goal percentage was 45.1% while connecting on 6 threes. Tanner Christensen is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 11.7 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Noa Gonsalves brings a PPG average of 11.4 into the game.
At present, the Trailblazers’ defense is nationally ranked 243rd, allowing 75.9 points per game. The Utah Tech defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 75 points and allowed Grand Canyon to connect on 6 threes.