Abilene Christian vs. Stephen F. Austin - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (26-3) at Abilene Christian Wildcats (19-10)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 8:30 pm (Moody Coliseum)
The Line: Abilene Christian Wildcats -2 -- Over/Under: 142 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (26-3, 17-1 SLND) travel to Abilene, TX to take on the Abilene Christian Wildcats (19-10, 14-4 SLND) in a Southland Conference showdown at Moody Coliseum. The last time these two teams matched up Stephen F. Austin won 71-61 as 8 ½-point home favorites.
Stephen F. Austin is undefeated in its last 10 games and has gone 7-3 against the spread during that stretch. Stephen F. Austin is 9-0 in conference road games this season but is just 5-4 against the number in those games. In road games, Stephen F. Austin averages 76 points per game and gives up 69.1 points per game to opponents, and they have shot 47.9% from the field, 36.6% from the 3 and 67.8% from the free-throw line in those contests.
Stephen F. Austin is currently riding a 13-game winning streak and won their last game 95-76 against Lamar as 11 ½-point home favorites. Stephen F. Austin is ranked 104th by KenPom, with the 145th ranked offense and 79th ranked defense in the country. Stephen F. Austin is led by Senior guard Kevon Harris, who averages 17.6 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game, and Junior forward Gavin Kensmil, who averages 11.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.
Abilene Christian is 8-2 straight up but just 4-6 against the spread in their last 10 games. Abilene Christian is 8-1 in conference home games and has gone 5-4 against the spread in those match-ups. Abilene Christian averages 82.2 points per game and allows just 58.5 points per game in home games this year, where they shoot 47.7% from the field, 31.5% from 3 and 71.9% from the free-throw line in those games.
Abilene Christian has won its last 7 games and won their last game 75-70 against Central Arkansas as 8-point home favorites. Abilene Christian is ranked 178th by KenPom, with the 241st ranked offense and 114th ranked defense in the nation. Abilene Christian is led by Senior guard Payten Ricks, who averages 14.8 points, 3 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game, and Sophomore forward Joe Pleasant, who averages 11 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.
In their last 3 match-ups against one another, Stephen F. Austin is 2-1 straight up and 1-1-1 against the spread and the under is 3-0. The over is 7-3 in the last 10 games for Stephen F. Austin and the under is 6-4 in the last 10 for Abilene Christian.
Both teams have been rolling lately, but I’ll take a stab with Abilene Christian on Senior Night to cover the spread. Stephen F. Austin has already locked up the top seed in the conference tournament and may be resting starters in this spot as well, so give me Abilene Christian.