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Sam Houston State Bearkats take on Cardinals in NCAA basketball test

Sam Houston State BearkatsLamar Cardinals
Jan 10, 8:30 PM | Montagne Center

Sam Houston State Bearkats vs Lamar Cardinals Odds

8-6TEAM RECORD2-13

Sam Houston State travels to Lamar on Thursday, hoping to boost its 8-6 record with a victory over the Cardinals.

The Cardinals sport records of 2-13 and 1-4 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bearkats have 8-6 and 2-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-1 for the Cardinals and 0-0 for the Bearkats.

View Sam Houston State vs Lamar Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cardinals at No. 315 and the Bearkats at No. 140 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 69-47 result in favor of the Bearkats.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bearkats rank No. 63 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.4 per game. That compares with Lamar’s No. 132 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Lamar is college basketball's No. 349-ranked team at 1.7 per game, while the Bearkats rate No. 112 with 6.7 per game.

Defensively, Sam Houston State features the nation's No. 196-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.3 points per game. Lamar, meanwhile, comes in at No. 259 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Sam Houston State was a 73-64 loser at home against Northwestern State. The Bearkats got 16 points from James Thomas, but it was Northwestern State that prevailed in a 73-64 final on Monday at Bernard Johnson Coliseum.

Lamar lost its last outing, a 67-63 result against Southeastern Louisiana on January 7. The Cardinals got 14 points from Rhon Mitchell, but it was Southeastern Louisiana that prevailed in a 67-63 final on Monday at Montagne Center.

Next up:
Sam Houston State at McNeese State, Saturday, January 12
Lamar home to Texas A&M C.C., Saturday, January 12

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