SFA vs Lamar: College Basketball Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – February 27, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on February 27, 2021 - Last Updated on March 4, 2021

The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (14-3) are heavy, 11-point favorites as they try to extend a five-game winning streak when they visit the Lamar Cardinals (5-17) on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Montagne Center. The contest airs at 5:30 PM ET. The point total in the matchup is set at 146.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 27, 2021, 2:21 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Cardinals (+11)

The spread for this game suggested by the model (8.8 points) is a little tighter than the 11-point edge DraftKings gives to the ‘Jacks, though the data still has them as the favorite.

Pick OU:
Under (146)

DraftKings and the model are extremely close in their point total projections for this contest, within 1.0 point of each other.

Prediction: SFA 77, Lamar 68

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The ‘Jacks have an average implied point total of 78.8 this season, which is 0.2 points lower than their implied total in Saturday’s game (79).
  • SFA has outscored this matchup’s implied point total (79) 12 times.
  • The 74.8-point average implied total on the season for the Cardinals is 6.8 more points than the team’s 68-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Lamar has scored more than 68 points in 10 games this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

SFA and Lamar Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 11+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
‘Jacks 6-7 2-4 9-4
Cardinals 9-13 0-0 11-11

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games


Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/24/2021 Northwestern State Win 83-57 2/24/2021 Incarnate Word Win 67-45
2/15/2021 New Orleans Win 89-79 2/22/2021 Sam Houston State Loss 77-71
2/10/2021 Texas A&M-CC Win 80-68 2/20/2021 Texas A&M-CC Loss 77-68
2/3/2021 Texas A&M-CC Win 84-75 2/13/2021 Houston Baptist Loss 80-75
1/31/2021 Sam Houston State Win 78-68 2/10/2021 Nicholls State Loss 76-71

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