Lamar Cardinals vs Sam Houston State Bearkats Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Lamar when they take on the Sam Houston State Bearkats on Saturday in college hoops betting action.
The Cardinals will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 1-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Bearkats are 2-2 ATS. Lamar is 0-1 on the totals; Sam Houston State is 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bearkats - Cardinals odds would favor the Bearkats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Sam Houston State is rated No. 101 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Lamar is at No. 324. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 69-48 win for the Bearkats.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Sam Houston State's No. 240 nationally ranked offense (64.8 points per game) against a Cardinals defense that sits as the No. 339 at 76.2 PPG. The Bearkats have been averaging 37.8% from the field, less than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (40.9% on average).
Defensively, Lamar features the nation's No. 327-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.2 points per game. Sam Houston State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 240 nationally in scoring at home.
Lamar was a 67-63 winner in its last match on the road against Texas A&M C.C.. Stan Brown scored 22 points leading the Cardinals to a 67-63 victory over Texas A&M C.C. at American Bank Center on Thursday.
Sam Houston State was a 59-58 loser in their most recent outing at home against McNeese State. The Bearkats endured a 59-58 loss at the hands of the Cowboys on Thursday, despite a 13-point effort from Marquel McKinney at Bernard Johnson Coliseum.
Lamar home to McNeese State, Saturday, February 16
Sam Houston State at Oral Roberts, Thursday, February 14