Lamar Cardinals (2-11) vs. Sam Houston State Bearkats (5-8)
December 30, 2021 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Sam Houston State Bearkats -9.5 / Lamar Cardinals +9.5; Over/Under: +132
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The Lamar Cardinals and Sam Houston State Bearkats meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum. The Lamar Cardinals look to snap a four-game losing streak. The Sam Houston State Bearkats look for a win after splitting their last six games.
The Lamar Cardinals are averaging 63.3 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 72.2 points on 44.7 percent shooting. CJ Roberts is averaging 14.2 points and 2.2 assists, while Davion Buster is averaging 13.3 points and 2.3 rebounds. Jordyn Adams is the third double-digit scorer and Kasen Harrison is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Lamar Cardinals are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 67.8 percent from the free throw line. The Lamar Cardinals are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game.
The Sam Houston State Bearkats are averaging 72.5 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 66.5 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Savion Flagg is averaging 18.9 points and 8.2 rebounds, while Demarkus Lampley is averaging 10.9 points and 2.4 rebounds. Jaden Ray is grabbing 2 rebounds and Tristan Ikpe is dishing 2.5 assists. The Sam Houston State Bearkats are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 55.7 percent from the free throw line. The Sam Houston State Bearkats are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.2 rebounds per game.
The Cardinals are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games. The Bearkats are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games. The over is 9-4 in Cardinals last 13 overall. The over is 5-2 in Bearkats last 7 home games. The underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Sam Houston State Bearkats are the better team, they’ve had more success, and they’re far and away more trustworthy defensively. The Lamar Cardinals are making a strong case as one of the worst teams in the country. With that said, Sam Houston hasn’t shown us enough to lay nearly double-digit chalk. While better here, the Bearkats aren’t good in their own right. It’s the points or pass for me.