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Houston Baptist Huskies home to Sam Houston State Bearkats in NCAA Basketball betting action

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Dec 8, 8:05 PM | Sharp Gym

Sam Houston State Bearkats vs Houston Baptist Huskies Odds

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Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Sam Houston State when they take on the Houston Baptist Huskies on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

Houston Baptist battles the Bearkats, currently sitting with a 3-5 mark (2-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-1 for the Huskies and 0-0 for the Bearkats.

View Sam Houston State vs Houston Baptist Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Huskies - Bearkats odds would favor the Bearkats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Houston Baptist is rated No. 319 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Sam Houston State is at No. 252. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 60-56 win for the Huskies.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston Baptist's No. 277-ranked offense, averaging 62 PPG, against a Bearkats defense that ranks No. 154 at 64.9 PPG. The Huskies field goal percentage has averaged 41.7% so far, more than the Bearkats marksmen have achieved on the year, 34.1% per game.

Defensively, Sam Houston State features the nation's No. 295-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.5 points per game. Houston Baptist, meanwhile, comes in at No. 230 nationally in scoring at home.

Sam Houston State lost its last outing, a 77-60 result against Northern Arizona on December 1. Demarcus Gatlin scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Bearkats to a win (they lost 77-60 to Northern Arizona at Walkup Skydome on Saturday).

In their last action, Houston Baptist was a 61-53 loser on the road against Rice. The Huskies got 15 points from Tyler Russell, but it was Rice that prevailed in a 61-53 final on Saturday at Autry Court.

Next up:
Sam Houston State at Samford, Saturday, December 15
Houston Baptist at Texas-Arlington, Thursday, December 13

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