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NCAA hoops odds preview - Lamar vs. Southeastern Louisiana

Lamar CardinalsSoutheastern Louisiana Lions
March 9, 5:00 PM | SLU University Center

Lamar Cardinals vs Southeastern Louisiana Lions Odds

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The Southeastern Louisiana Lions will hit the floor running against the visiting Lamar Cardinals Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Cardinals will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 1-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Lions are 0-1 ATS. Lamar is 0-2 against the total, while Southeastern Louisiana is 0-1 versus the number.

View Lamar vs Southeastern Louisiana Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Lions - Cardinals odds would favor the Lions if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Southeastern Louisiana is rated No. 291 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Lamar is at No. 328. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 61-49 win for the Lions.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Southeastern Louisiana's No. 294 nationally ranked offense (62 points per game) against a Cardinals defense that sits as the No. 343 at 77.1 PPG. The Lions have been averaging 40.3% from the field, less than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (40.7% on average).

Defensively, Lamar features the nation's No. 332-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.9 points per game. Southeastern Louisiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 162 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Lamar was a 90-63 loser on the road against Nicholls State. Lamar was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by Nicholls State and falling by a 90-63 score at Stopher Gym.

Southeastern Louisiana was a 79-68 winner in its last match at home against McNeese State. The Lions got 23 points from Brandon Fortenberry as Southeastern Louisiana ran past McNeese State 79-68 on Thursday at SLU University Center.