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West Virginia vs Stephen F. Austin College Hoops Odds

Written by on March 16, 2016

On Friday in the NCAA tournament, the third seeded West Virginia Mountaineers will take on the 14th seed Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks. This game will be played at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York. This game is part of the East Region and the winner will take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish or the winner of the Michigan/Tulsa game on Wednesday. Stephen F. Austin has just five losses on the season, and winners of the Southland Conference. The Lumberjacks won the conference with a win over Texas A+M Corpus Christi. For West Virginia, they finished second in the Big 12 conference in both the regular season and also the conference tournament. The Mountaineers are 26-8 on the NCAA basketball betting season.

West Virginia vs Stephen F. Austin College Hoops Odds and Game Info

What: West Virginia Mountaineers (26-8) at Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack (27-5) When: Friday, March 18, 2016 Start Time: 7:10 PM ET Where: Brooklyn, N.Y. Stadium: Barclays Center Spread: West Virginia -7 Moneyline:  -350 Game Total:  147 under Watch: CBS StreamCBS Sports Radio: West Virginia / Stephen F. Austin

Why Bet on Stephen F. Austin

The Lumberjacks of Stephen F. Austin have not lost in 2016. They are completely on fire, and ran the table in the Southland Conference, with 19 straight wins. In the conference tournament title game, they won by 22 points. The previous two conference games were no closer for the Lumberjacks, as they won by 21 and 36 points. The Lumberjacks are scoring 80.7 points per game, which is 21st in the country. The top scorer for Stephen F. Austin has been Thomas Walkup. The forward is scoring 17.5 points per game, and dishing out 4.5 assists per game. The Lumberjacks lost their first two games of the season to Baylor and Northern Iowa.

Why Bet on West Virginia

West Virginia won six games in a row, before their loss to Kansas in the Big 12 title game. It was the second loss to the Jayhawks this season. West Virginia also has recent losses to Texas and Oklahoma before the win streak. The Mountaineers are scoring 79.2 points per game, which is 40th in the country. The defense, which uses their pressure to speed opponents up, is allowing 66.6 points per game. The top scorer for the Mountaineers has been guard Jaysean Paige, with 13.9 per game. West Virginia is led by legendary head coach Bob Huggins.

Expert Betting Pick & Final Score Prediction

West Virginia is going to be too much in this game. It is a little surprising that Bob Huggins team is just a point favorite over the Lumberjacks. West Virginia is going to want to put a lot of pressure on the Lumberjacks guards. The Mountaineers have been battle tested, and many will argue that Stephen F. Austin is as well, with several years of tournament experience. The Mountaineers are going to win this game by 10 points or more. When you are betting on this game, make sure you wager the West Virginia Mountaineers -7 over the Lumberjacks of Stephen F. Austin at! The final score prediction is West Virginia 78 and Stephen F. Austin 68.
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