Liberty Flames vs Sam Houston State Bearkats Odds
The Sam Houston State Bearkats will try to pay off for their supporters on Tuesday when they play host to the Liberty Flames at Bernard Johnson Coliseum in NCAA basketball action.
Supporters of the Flames have watched them go 0-4 and 0-1 ATS on the year, while the Bearkats are at 1-3 and 0-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Bearkats are 0-0, while the Flames have a 0-0 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bearkats sit at No. 137 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Flames sit at No. 271 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bearkats will win this game 58-42.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Sam Houston State's No. 284 nationally ranked offense (61 points per game) against a Flames defense that sits as the No. 259 at 71.8 PPG. The Bearkats have been averaging 38.1% from the field, more than the Flames have managed so far this season (37% on average).
Defensively, Liberty features the nation's No. 205-rated defense on the road, allowing 72 points per game. Sam Houston State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 248 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Liberty, they were a 64-46 loser as they battled UC Irvine on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 13-point underdog. The Flames endured a 64-46 loss at the hands of the Anteaters on Monday, despite a 12-point effort from Davon Marshall at Bernard Johnson Coliseum.
Sam Houston State was a 61-49 loser in its last match at home against Southern Miss. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Sam Houston State got 10 points from Jeremy McKay but lost anyway, 61-49, to Southern Miss on Monday at Bernard Johnson Coliseum.
Liberty home to Southern Miss, Wednesday, November 21
Sam Houston State home to UC Irvine, Wednesday, November 21