The No. 6 seed Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (19-12, 11-7 WAC) square off against the No. 11 seed Utah Tech Trailblazers (13-18, 5-13 WAC) in the WAC Tournament Tuesday at Michelob ULTRA Arena, beginning at 11:30 PM. Both teams will try to get one step closer to securing an automatic place in the NCAA Tournament bracket.
SFA is a slight 1.5-point favorite against Utah Tech when the ‘Jacks square off with the Trailblazers on Tuesday. The game has a point total of 150.5.
SFA vs. Utah Tech Odds
Point Spread for SFA vs. Utah Tech
The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with oddsmakers listing SFA as the favorite.
SFA vs. Utah Tech Moneyline
As for the moneyline, SFA has -122 odds to pick up the win, while Utah Tech is listed at +102 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 150.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
- Game Time: 11:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Arena: Michelob ULTRA Arena
SFA vs. Utah Tech Betting Trends
In SFA’s 28 games this year, it has 17 wins against the spread. The ‘Jacks have won in 12, or 70.6%, of the 17 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. SFA has gone over the point total in 60.7% of its opportunities this year (17 times over 28 games with a set point total).
Utah Tech has played 28 games, with 16 wins, against the spread. The Trailblazers have won three of the 18 games they were the underdog on the moneyline this season (16.7%). Utah Tech’s games this year have gone over the total in 15 of 28 opportunities (53.6%).
SFA vs. Utah Tech Key Players to Watch
Sadaidriene Hall puts up 13.1 points and 6.7 rebounds per game — both team highs. He is also averaging 1.9 assists, shooting 59.6% from the field. AJ Cajuste paces the ‘Jacks at 4.4 assists per game, while also averaging 2.6 rebounds and 10.1 points. Nigel Hawkins puts up 11.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game, shooting 46.2% from the floor and 35.2% from beyond the arc with 1 made 3-pointers per game. Latrell Jossell posts 11.6 points, 1.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists per contest, shooting 43.6% from the floor and 42.7% from downtown with 2.5 made 3-pointers per contest.
Isaiah Pope gets the Trailblazers 13.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists per contest. He also posts 1.2 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Tanner Christensen is posting a team-leading 7.1 rebounds per game. And he is producing 10 points and 1.7 assists, making 57.7% of his shots from the field. Jacob Nicolds gets the Trailblazers 10.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per contest. He also posts 0.7 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.
What you need to know about the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks
SFA has put together a 12-6-0 ATS record in conference games so far this year. The ‘Jacks are 82nd in college basketball with 75.8 points per game so far this year. At the other end, they rank 166th with 69.7 points allowed per game. SFA ranks 194th in college basketball with 31.5 boards per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 69th with 29.2 rebounds allowed per contest.
SFA is sinking 6.4 three-pointers per game this year (286th-ranked in college basketball), and it owns a 38.6% three-point percentage (13th-best). The ‘Jacks are ceding 6.7 threes per game (113th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opponents to shoot 33.3% (147th-ranked) from beyond the arc.
The ‘Jacks have gone 5-5 over their past 10 games, with a 5-5 record against the spread in that span. SFA has hit the over in seven of its last 10 games. On offense, SFA has had a tough time putting the ball in the basket over its last 10 games, scoring 74.5 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 75.8 it has put up over the course of this year. SFA has been less stingy on the defensive side of the ball lately, giving up 75.5 points per game over its past 10 outings compared to the 69.7 points per game its opponents are averaging in the 2022-23 season.
What you need to know about the Utah Tech Trailblazers
Utah Tech has compiled an 8-9-1 record against the spread in conference games this year. Offensively the Trailblazers are the 87th-ranked team in college basketball (75.5 points per game). On defense they are 273rd (73.2 points allowed per game). Utah Tech grabs 31.6 rebounds per game and give up 29.4 boards, ranking 184th and 80th, respectively, in college basketball.
In 2022-23 Utah Tech is 52nd in college basketball in 3-point makes (8.7 per game) and 17th-best in 3-point percentage (38.2%). The Trailblazers give up 7.5 3-pointers per game and concede 35.6% from beyond the arc, ranking 216th and 290th, respectively, in college basketball.
The Trailblazers have gone 3-7 in their last 10 contests, with a 4-5-1 record against the spread in that span. Five of Utah Tech’s past 10 games have gone over the total. Utah Tech is scoring 75.5 points per game in its past 10 games, which is the same number of points it is averaging for the season. The Trailblazers have fared worse defensively in their last 10 games, giving up 74.6 points per contest, 1.4 more points their than season average of 73.2.
SFA vs. Utah Tech Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this contest is SFA, and we predict that SFA will cover the spread (SFA -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 150.5 points.
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