Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Prediction, 12/16/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Location: William R. Johnson Coliseum in Nacogdoches, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Arkansas State (+8.5)
William R. Johnson Coliseum is the venue where and the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (3-2) will take on the Arkansas State Red Wolves (2-4) on Wednesday. The odds on this contest have Stephen F. Austin as 8.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 144.
Arkansas State heads into this contest with a win-loss record of 2-4 for the year. They turn the ball over 13.5 times per game and as a team they commit 16.0 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Arkansas State is snagging 37.5 boards per contest and has accumulated 79 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 92nd in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Red Wolves are connecting on 36.9% on shots from distance (31 of 84) and 62.7% from the free throw line. They have an average of 73.5 points per outing (173rd in the nation) while hitting 46.7% from the field. On the defensive end, the Red Wolves are able to force 13.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.7 personal fouls. They are giving up 27.0% from beyond the arc while they are 162nd in the nation in PPG allowed (69.2). The Red Wolves defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 40.5% (149 of 368) and they surrender 35.5 rebounds per game as a squad. They currently rank 202nd in D-1 in giving up assists with 67 conceded this season.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves faced the Central Baptist Mustangs and earned the victory with a final of 81-69 in their last game. Arkansas State wrapped up the contest with a 55.8% FG percentage (29 of 52) and knocked down 4 of 10 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Red Wolves made 19 of their 30 attempts for a percentage of 63.3%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they compiled 36 with 8 of them being offensive. They also recorded 16 assists for the game while earning 5 steals and 2 blocked shots. In reference to the defense, Arkansas State allowed the other team to shoot 55.8% from the floor on 29 of 52. Central Baptist doled out 5 dimes and 4 steals in this matchup. Moreover, the Mustangs had 30 rebounds (11 offensive, 19 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. Central Baptist went 68.4% when shooting free throws by making 13 of their 19 attempts. They also buried 6 out of their 15 attempts from downtown.
Caleb Fields is one guy who saw a lot of court time for the game. He totaled 15 points on 6 of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 32 minutes played and also totaled 4 rebounds. Fields ended up shooting 50.0% from the field and recorded 2 assists. An additional guy that was a determining factor in the game for the Red Wolves was Marquis Eaton. He collected 2 rebounds and accounted for 2 assists. He shot 50.0% from the field for this game by going 4-of-8 (14 points). In all, Eaton played for 32 minutes.
Stephen F. Austin has a mark of 3-2 for the season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Lumberjacks are connecting on 52.1% from the field, which ranks 53rd in the country. Stephen F. Austin has scored 392 pts this season (78.4 per contest) and they snag 35.6 rebounds per contest. They are getting an assist 15.8 times per game (79th in D-1) and they are turning it over 19.8 times per contest. The Lumberjacks have committed 21.2 fouls per game and they go 63.8% from the free throw line. The Lumberjacks on the defensive end are ranked 204th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 72.2. The Stephen F. Austin defense allows 40.0% on shots from beyond the arc (44 of 110) and opponents are knocking down 76.7% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 14.0 dimes and 25.8 rebounds per game, which is ranked 221st and 5th in those defensive categories. They have forced 20.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 44.7% from the field (233rd in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks went home defeated by a final of 66-55 against the UL Monroe Warhawks. The Lumberjacks corralled 18 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 23 in this game. They rejected 2 shots while earning 9 steals for this game. The Warhawks were called for 19 personal fouls for the contest which took the Lumberjacks to the charity stripe for a total of 23 attempts. They were able to knock down 13 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 56.5%. Regarding shooting from downtown, Stephen F. Austin converted 6 of 17 attempts (35.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Lumberjacks went 18 out of 44 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.9%. The Lumberjacks allowed the Warhawks to make 20 of their 38 tries from the floor which had them shooting 52.6% in the matchup. They went 55.0% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 11 of 20 and finished the game at 15 out of 23 from the free throw line (65.2%). When discussing cleaning the glass, Stephen F. Austin permitted UL Monroe to grab 24 in all (1 on the offensive side).
David Kachelries pitched in for the Lumberjacks for this game. He converted 4 out of 6 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, which had him finishing with 14 points. Kachelries collected 2 boards in his 32 mins and accounted for 2 assists for the game. One more player that played a role for Stephen F. Austin was Cameron Johnson. He accumulated 11 points in his 32 minutes on the hardwood via 4 out of 11 shooting for the game. Johnson ended up shooting 36.4% from the floor while collecting 4 assists and 3 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Arkansas State (+8.5)
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