Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Trailblazers versus the Lumberjacks? Tip off is at at 3:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Johnson Coliseum in Nacogdoches, TX. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 145 points, and Stephen F. Austin is favored by -10 to win at home against Utah Tech.

UTAH TECH TRAILBLAZERS VS STEPHEN F. AUSTIN LUMBERJACKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks -10

This game will be played at Johnson Coliseum at 3:00 ET on Saturday, March 9th.

WHY BET THE STEPHEN F. AUSTIN LUMBERJACKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 83-65 in favor of the Lumberjacks.
  • Not only will Stephen F. Austin pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -10.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145 points, and we like the over with a projected 148 points.

Taking a Look at the Trailblazers Chances on the Road

Utah Tech will be looking to build off their win over Texas-Rio Grande Valley in their last game. So far this season, the Trailblazers have gone 11-19, including a 7-12 record in Western Athletic Conference play. On the road, they have gone 4-12, and their average scoring margin is -10.8.

As the underdog, Utah Tech has gone 5-17 this season, and they are 5-2 when they are the favorite. So far, they have played 30 games, and they have gone 4-7 in non-conference games. Their scoring margin at home is -1.6, and they have lost their last three games at home.

Utah Tech has had a tough time covering the spread this season, going just 13-15-1. Their road ATS mark is just 5-10-1, and they have gone just 1-8-1 vs. the spread in their last 10 road games. As the underdog, the Trailblazers are 9-13 vs. the spread this year and have gone 0-3 in their last three games as the underdog.

This season, the over/under record for Utah Tech games sits at 14-15, and today’s line of 145 is very close to the average OU line in their games this year (145.5). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 158 points, and their last three OU record is 3-0. So far, 14 of their games have finished with more than 145 points.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Utah Tech’s offense scored 79 points against Texas-Rio Grande Valley. Their field goal percentage for the game was 51.8%, and they went 15/22 from the free-throw line. In terms of offense, the Trailblazers have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, putting them 175th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 208th in percentage and 272nd in three-pointers made.

Coming into the game, Utah Tech will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 76.8 points per game (293rd). In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Utah Tech’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 44.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.5% this season.

Can Stephen F. Austin Pull Off a Home Win?

Stephen F. Austin is 9-6 at home this season, and they have gone 7-3 in their last ten games at home. So far, they have been favored in 17 of their 30 games, going 11-6 in those contests. Their average scoring margin at home this season is +5.7 points per game.

After defeating Southern Utah in their last game by a score of 87-60, the Lumberjacks come into this game with an overall record of 16-14. Their record in the Western Athletic Conference is 8-10, and they have gone 8-4 in non-conference play.

When looking at Stephen F. Austin’s ATS record this season, they have gone just 7-20. At home, they have an ATS mark of 5-10. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Lumberjacks are just 2-8 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Stephen F. Austin games is 13-14. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 135 points, which is 10 points lower than the average over/under line for their games this season (145.4).

Stephen F. Austin’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Southern Utah, finishing the game with a total of 87 points. Their season average is now 74.7 points per game. The team’s scoring leader is Latrell Jossell, who holds an average of 12.3 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Kyle Hayman is averaging 9.9 points per game this season.

On the defensive side, Stephen F. Austin is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 70.5 points per game. Stephen F. Austin’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Southern Utah offense to knock down 54% of their shots on their way to putting up 60 points.