Stephen F. Austin at Sam Houston State - 3/6/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Stephen F. Austin at Sam Houston State - 3/6/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Sam Houston State Bearkats (19-7) vs Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (15-5)

Game Info: Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 6:00 pm (Johnson Coliseum)

Betting Odds: Sam Houston State Bearkats -1.5 -- Over/Under: 148.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Sam Houston State Bearkats will host the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks in their season finale this Saturday. The Bearkats are looking to lock up the number one seed in the upcoming conference tournament with a win at home. They will also be looking to avenge their 78-68 defeat on the road against the Lumberjacks earlier in the year.

The Bearkats head into this game having won two straight games. They won most recently at home against the Texas A&M-CC Islanders 84-61. Sam Houston State shot 47.9% from the field, and 36.4% from three. They assisted on 18 of their 34 makes in the game. Zach Nutall lead the offense with 20 points, while Demarkus Lampley chipped in with 17 points and 7 rebounds. The Bearkats held the Islanders to 35.6% shooting, and 25% from beyond the arc. They controlled the glass, outrebounding the Islanders 46-31. Sam Houston State is averaging 80.8 points per game, while allowing 70.6 to their opponents. Zach Nutall leads the team with 19.3 points per game.

The Lumberjacks will be looking to bounce back after losing a close one last time out against the Abilene Christian Wildcats. The Lumberjacks surrendered a tip-in at the buzzer to give the Wildcats a 63-61 victory. Texas A&M-CC shot 43.9% from the field, but only hit 2 of 15 attempts from deep. They also only assisted on 7 of their 18 makes in the game. Cameron Johnson led the team with 19 points and 6 rebounds. The Lumberjacks allowed the Wildcats to shoot 48.9% from the field, but were able to come up with 15 steals to keep the game close. The Lumberjacks are averaging 81.3 points per game, while their opponents are averaging 71.3. Gavin Kensmil leads the team with 15.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.

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Sam Houston State is 14-7 ATS this season, 10-4 ATS after a win, and 7-0 ATS at home. Stephen F. Austin is 7-10 ATS this season, 3-1 ATS after a loss, and 3-6 ATS on the road. 

Sam Houston State has taken care of business at home all season. Stephen F. Austin has been average on the road, with a 5-4 record. Since their loss to the Lumberjacks earlier in the year, the Bearkats have gone 6-1. Sam Houston has been perfect against the number at home, and the small spread basically makes this game a pick'em. Give me the Bearkats to win and cover. 

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Joe’s Pick Sam Houston State Bearkats -1.5

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