Southeastern Louisiana Lions vs Sam Houston State Bearkats Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Sam Houston State vs Southeastern Louisiana battle Saturday at Bernard Johnson Coliseum as the Bearkats look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Bearkats are 14-14 so far on the season, and 2-3 ATS vs. the number. The Lions, meanwhile, are 10-16 and 0-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Sam Houston State go 1-0 and the Lions go 0-1 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 76-rated Bearkats and the No. 281-ranked Lions, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 68-58 result in favor of the Bearkats.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Sam Houston State's No. 238 nationally ranked offense (65 points per game) against a Lions defense that sits as the No. 234 at 68.7 PPG. The Bearkats have been averaging 38.1% from the field, less than the Lions have managed so far this season (40.3% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Southeastern Louisiana owns the country's No. 228-rated mark, allowing 71.8 points per game on the highway. Sam Houston State, on the other hand, rates No. 279 in scoring at home.
Southeastern Louisiana was a 78-64 loser in its last match on the road against Texas A&M C.C.. Southeastern Louisiana suffered a 78-64 loss against Texas A&M C.C. on Thursday, getting 15 points from Roosevelt Johnson in a losing effort at American Bank Center.
Sam Houston State was a 56-53 loser in their most recent outing at home against Nicholls State. The Bearkats endured a 56-53 loss at the hands of the Colonels on Thursday, despite a 17-point effort from James Thomas at Bernard Johnson Coliseum.
Southeastern Louisiana home to McNeese State, Thursday, March 7
Sam Houston State home to Stephen F. Austin, Thursday, March 7