Sam Houston State Bearkats (7-5) at Southeastern Louisiana Lions (2-7)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 8:00 pm (University Center)
The Line: Southeastern Louisiana Lions +4.5 -- Over/Under: 147 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Sam Houston State Bearkats and the Southeast Louisiana Lions meet in college basketball action from the University Center on Wednesday night.
The Sam Houston State Bearkats will look to add to their current five-game winning streak after an 84-81 win over Nicholls State in their last matchup. Zach Nutall leads the Bearkats in scoring and is 2nd in rebounding with 19.1 PPG and 5 RPG while Demarkus Lampley is putting up 12.9 PPG this season as the only other Sam Houston State player to score in double figures heading into Wednesday’s tilt. Tristan Ikpe has 8.7 PPG and 5.4 RPG while Bryce Monroe leads SHSU in assists with 2.7 APG this season. As a team, Sam Houston State is averaging 81.7 PPG on 45.3% shooting from the field, 36.1% from 3-point range and 64.9% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 72.5 PPG on 42.2% shooting from the field and 29.9% from 3-point range this season.
The Southeastern Louisiana Lions could use a win, sitting at 2-7 on the year after a 74-64 loss to Lamar in their last matchup. Keon Clergeot leads the Lions in scoring with 12.4 PPG to go along with 4.1 RPG while Joe Kasperzyk has 11.1 PPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Southeastern Louisiana this season. Gus Okafor has 9.3 PPG and a team-high 6.3 RPG this season while Papa Diop has 5.2 RPG and Isiah Kirby’s dished out a team-high 2.4 APG this season. As a team, Southeastern Louisiana is averaging 63.8 PPG on 37.5% shooting from the field, 26.2% from 3-point range and 58.7% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 77.9 PPG on 47.1% shooting from the field and 34% from the foul line this season.
Sam Houston State is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games while the over is 10-4 in their last 14 Wednesday games. Southeastern Louisiana is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 15-7 in their last 22 home games. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
The 2-7 record for Southeastern Louisiana isn’t a shocker as the Lions tend to schedule a lot of tougher opponents but what is a bit shocking is how the Lions were handled by a 2-8 Lamar team that may be closer to their record than the Lions are. Sam Houston State’s rolling right along right now with 5 straight wins and 5 straight covers and I think the Bearkats make both counts six with a win and cover in this one as they’re simply the better team, even on the road. I’ll lay the points with Sam Houston State in this spot.