Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks vs Baylor Bears Prediction, 12/9/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks vs Baylor Bears
Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Location: Ferrell Center in Waco, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Stephen F. Austin (+23)
The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (3-0) are headed to Ferrell Center on Wednesday where they'll meet the Baylor Bears (3-0). Baylor opens this contest as 23-point favorites. The total opens at 153.5.
Stephen F. Austin enters this game with a record of 3-0 for the campaign. They are averaging 95.0 points per contest (8th in the country) while going 57.2% from the field. The Lumberjacks are hitting 36.2% on 3-point shots (17 of 47) and 69.7% from the free throw line. As a unit, Stephen F. Austin is pulling in 40.7 boards per contest and is sitting with 64 dimes on the season, which is 66th in the country in terms of passing. They cough up possession 16.0 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 20.3 personal fouls per contest. When they are on the defensive end, the Lumberjacks are forcing 21.7 turnovers every game and they draw 20.3 fouls. They are ranked 122nd in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 38 conceded for the year. The Lumberjacks are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 41.6% (69 of 166) and they concede 25.7 rebounds per game as a team. They are surrendering 34.3% on shots from downtown and they are 158th in D-1 in points per game allowed (70.7).
The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks faced off with the LSUA Generals and notched a win by a score of 97-79 in their last contest. Stephen F. Austin ended with a 51.4% FG percentage (36 out of 70) and buried 7 of their 19 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Lumberjacks knocked down 18 of their 26 attempts for a percentage of 69.2%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 37 with 15 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 21 assists for this game while having 7 steals and 2 blocks. With respect to defending, Stephen F. Austin allowed the other team to shoot 51.4% from the field on 36 of 70. Louisiana State-Alexandria doled out 13 dimes and 8 steals for the matchup. Additionally, the Generals collected 23 rebounds (5 offensive, 18 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Louisiana State-Alexandria finished shooting 84.6% at the free throw line by making 22 of their 26 tries. They also made 7 of their 22 shots from beyond the arc.
Cameron Johnson is one player who saw a lot of action in the game. He left the arena with 29 points on 12 of 19 shooting. He played 33 minutes and also pulled down 5 boards. Johnson went 63.2% from the field and also recorded 2 assists. Someone else that was a major contributor in the matchup for the Lumberjacks was Roti Ware. He grabbed 3 rebounds and collected 7 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 42.9% from the field in this contest via 6-of-14 (12 points). When all was said and done, Ware played 33 minutes.
Baylor has a win-loss mark of 3-0 this year. Baylor has totaled 280 points on the season (93.3 per game) and they average 43.0 boards per contest. The Bears are committing 15.0 fouls per game while shooting 56.3% from the free throw line. As an offensive team, the Bears are hitting on 51.2% from the floor, which ranks them 86th in college basketball. They are dishing out assists 20.0 times per game (22nd in the nation) and they turn it over 11.0 times per game. The Bears on defense are ranked 127th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 67.7. They concede 13.3 dimes and 27.7 total boards per game, which has them ranked 170th and 15th in those categories on the defensive end. The Baylor defense concedes 29.5% on shots from behind the 3-point line (18 of 61) and their opposition knocks down 70.5% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 15.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.8% from the floor (211th in Division 1).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Baylor Bears got the victory with a final of 82-69 when they faced the Illinois Fighting Illini. The Bears recorded 21 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive boards for a total of 37 for the matchup. They rejected 4 tries while getting 7 steals in the matchup. The Fighting Illini committed 20 fouls in the game which took the Bears to the charity stripe for 24 tries. They were able to knock down 15 of those for a percentage of 62.5%. Concerning shooting from beyond the arc, Baylor converted 7 of their 18 attempts (38.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Bears ended up shooting 30 out of 66 from the field which had them sitting at 45.5%. The Bears allowed the Fighting Illini to knock down 26 out of their 59 tries from the field which left them shooting 44.1% for the contest. They finished shooting 38.9% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 7 of 18 and ended up going 10 of 16 from the free throw line (62.5%). In regard to attacking the glass, Baylor allowed Illinois to get 33 overall (9 on the offensive glass).
MaCio Teague ended up being a factor for the Bears for the game. He knocked down 4 of 10 for the matchup for a rate of 40.0%, which had him sitting at 11 points. Teague pulled down 2 rebounds in his 32 mins played and earned 2 dimes in the game. One more player that was important for Baylor was Davion Mitchell. He was able to score 15 points in 31 minutes on the hardwood via 5 of 8 from the floor in this game. Mitchell finished going 62.5% from the floor while earning 7 dimes and 4 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Baylor (-23) and under 153.5 points
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