Stephen F. Austin vs. Texas Tech Pick

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Three-seeded Texas Tech will take on No. 14 seed Stephen F. Austin tonight at 7:27 p.m. ET. Should the Red Raiders be on upset watch?

Game Snapshot

(741) Stephen F. Austin vs. (742) Texas Tech

Thursday, March 15, 2018

TV: TRUTV, 7:27 p.m. ET

Current Odds

According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Red Raiders are 11-point favorites to knock off the Lumberjacks while the over/under currently sits at 137 points.

Line Movement

Texas Tech opened as 12-point favorites to beat Stephen F. Austin but the line has dropped to 11 at most online sportsbooks. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 140.5 but has dropped to 137.

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Public Betting Information

As of this writing, 69% of betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Lumberjacks to cover the double-digit point spread. Meanwhile, 53% of the betting tickets are on the over.

Key Injuries

As of this writing, there are no players listed on either teams' injury reports ahead of tip-off tonight.

Betting Strategy

These two teams are complete opposites right now at the betting window. While Shannon Bogues and Co. have been killing it for bettors, Keenan Evans and the Red Raiders have been a disaster. Texas Tech is 0-6-1 against the spread in its last seven games overall, is 16-34-1 against the number in its last 51 neutral site games, and has failed to cover in six of its last seven games coming off a loss (with one push). Meanwhile, Stephen F. Austin is 4-1 against the spread in its last five games overall, is 4-1 against the number in its last five games coming off a win, and is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games when facing an opponent with a winning percentage above .600. I won't call for the outright upset tonight, but I do like the Lumberjacks to hang at the betting window.




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