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Cal Baptist vs Sam Houston State 1/26/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Sam Houston State Bearkats (12-9) vs. Cal Baptist Lancers (12-7)
January 26, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Cal Baptist Lancers +1 / Sam Houston State Bearkats -1; Over/Under: 137.5
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The Sam Houston Bearkats will travel to the CBU Events Center to take on the California Baptist Lancers this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.

The Sam Houston Bearkats won their 5th straight game and improved to 12-9 on the season after defeating the Grand Canyon Antelopes, 58-56, this past Saturday. Sam Houston trailed by a 32-26 margin at halftime, however, the Bearkats were outstanding defensively in the 2nd half against Grand Canyon and was able to hold off the Antelopes after taking a 51-43 lead with 7:54 left in regulation. Sam Houston shot 32.8% from the field & 28.0% from beyond the arc while allowing Grand Canyon to shoot 38.9% from the field & 30.0% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Bearkats was Savion Flagg who had 13 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, & 2 steals.

On the season, Sam Houston is averaging 70.6 ppg on 43.0% shooting from the field. The Bearkats are averaging 9.5 three-pointers per game on 35.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Sam Houston has been led by Savion Flagg (19.6 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 1.5 apg), Demarkus Lampley (10.9 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.0 apg), Jaden Ray (8.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 4.3 apg, 1.2 spg), & Tristan Ikpe (6.6 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.1 spg).

Defensively, Sam Houston is holding their opponents to an average of 64.0 ppg on 41.9% shooting from the field. The Bearkats have a rebound margin of 6.2 and a turnover margin of 1.6.

The California Baptist Lancers dropped to 12-7 on the season after being defeated by Abilene Christian Wildcats, 77-68, this past Saturday. California Baptist struggled offensively from the start in this one and could never fight back after Abilene Christian raced to a 17-0 lead. California Baptist shot 37.5% from the field & 25.0% from beyond the arc while allowing Abilene Christian to shoot 45.8% from the field & 42.9% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Lancers was Reed Nottage who had 12 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, & 1 steal.

On the season, California Baptist is averaging 75.0 ppg on 46.4% shooting from the field. The Lancers are averaging 7.3 three-pointers per game on 33.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, California Baptist has been led by Daniel Akin (13.4 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.3 bpg), Tre Armstrong (12.2 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.4 apg), Reed Nottage (11.4 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.9 apg), & Ty Rowell (10.7 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 3.4 apg, 1.1 spg).

Defensively, California Baptist is allowing their opponents to an average of 67.8 ppg on 40.7% shooting from the field. The Lancers have a rebound margin of 4.8 and a turnover margin of -1.5.

The Bearkats are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Lancers are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Wednesday games & 8-8-1 ATS overall on the season.  

Sam Houston has been playing some great basketball as of late, however, the Bearkats are still just 2-5 on the road and can struggle on the offensive end as the Bearkats rank just 240th in FG% & 350th in FT%. California Baptist is 11-2 at home with a recent impressive win against Utah Valley and as I think the Lancers will be able to find some offensive success against the Bearkats on their home court, I’m taking California Baptist and the point. Good Luck!

Brett Nault's Free Pick:
Cal Baptist Lancers +1

Brett Nault

Brett has been involved with sports his entire life, whether playing them or betting on them, and loves using his education in data analytics to break down all matchups to get you a competitive edge. Follow Brett Nault on Twitter @BrettCU05
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