Stephen F. Austin @ Abilene Christian
Current Records: Stephen F. Austin 8-4; Abilene Christian 11-2
What to Know
The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks lost both of their matches to the Abilene Christian Wildcats last season on scores of 62-82 and 61-63, so they’re hoping to turn the tables this season. The Lumberjacks and Abilene Christian will face off in a WAC battle at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday at Teague Special Events Center. Abilene Christian should still be riding high after a victory, while Stephen F. Austin will be looking to get back in the win column.
Stephen F. Austin came up short against the Kansas Jayhawks two weeks ago, falling 80-72. One thing holding Stephen F. Austin back was the mediocre play of guard Latrell Jossell, who did not have his best game: he finished with only nine points on 3-for-10 shooting in his 28 minutes on the court.
Meanwhile, the Wildcats strolled past the Dixie St. Trailblazers with points to spare on Saturday, taking the game 64-50.
The Lumberjacks are expected to lose this next one by 6.5. Those who got lucky with them against the spread three weeks ago might want to hold off on placing bets this time since the team has yet to string together back-to-back wins against the spread.
Stephen F. Austin is now 8-4 while Abilene Christian sits at 11-2. Two stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Stephen F. Austin is stumbling into the matchup with the 353rd most turnovers per game in college basketball, having accrued 17.3 on average. To make matters even worse for the Lumberjacks, Abilene Christian enters the contest with 23.5 takeaways on average, which is the best in college basketball. So the cards are definitely stacked in the Wildcats’ favor.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Teague Special Events Center — Abilene, Texas
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Wildcats are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Lumberjacks, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Wildcats as a 5.5-point favorite.
Stephen F. Austin have won six out of their last ten games against Abilene Christian.
- Mar 03, 2021 – Abilene Christian 63 vs. Stephen F. Austin 61
- Jan 27, 2021 – Abilene Christian 82 vs. Stephen F. Austin 62
- Mar 03, 2020 – Stephen F. Austin 77 vs. Abilene Christian 72
- Jan 29, 2020 – Stephen F. Austin 71 vs. Abilene Christian 61
- Mar 05, 2019 – Abilene Christian 72 vs. Stephen F. Austin 58
- Jan 23, 2019 – Stephen F. Austin 61 vs. Abilene Christian 60
- Feb 28, 2018 – Stephen F. Austin 76 vs. Abilene Christian 56
- Jan 17, 2018 – Stephen F. Austin 76 vs. Abilene Christian 66
- Jan 07, 2017 – Abilene Christian 69 vs. Stephen F. Austin 60
- Jan 16, 2016 – Stephen F. Austin 97 vs. Abilene Christian 62