The Incarnate Word Cardinals and the Houston Baptist Huskies meet in college hoops action from the Sharp Gymnasium on Thursday night.
The Incarnate Word Cardinals will look to build on a 92-64 win over Southeastern Louisiana in their last game. RJ Glasper leads the Cardinals in scoring with 15.3 PPG with 2.6 APG while Josh Morgan has 11.5 PPG so far this season. Charlie Yoder has 11.6 PPG while Johnny Hughes III has 11.7 PPG to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Incarnate Word up to this point in the year. Drew Lutz has 9.7 PPG as well as a team-high 3.7 APG so far for the Cardinals. As a team, Incarnate Word is averaging 67 PPG on 41.6% shooting from the field, 34.2% from three and 77.5% from the foul line while allowing 76.6 PPG on 49.3% shooting from the field and 37.1% from three this season.
The Houston Baptist Huskies will look to rebound from back-to-back losses after an 84-70 loss to Nicholls State last time out. Darius Lee leads the Huskies across the board with team-highs of 17 PPG, 8.2 RPG and 2.9 APG while Brycen Long has 10.4 PPG with 2.2 APG as the only other Houston Baptist player to score in double figures up to this point in the season. As a team, Houston Baptist is averaging 73.1 PPG on 44.4% shooting from the field, 32.9% from three and 69.2% from the foul line while allowing 74.7 PPG on 46.7% shooting from three and 38% from the foul line this season.
Incarnate Word is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 3-0-1 in their last 4 road games. Houston Baptist is 7-21-1 ATS in their last 29 home games and 8-23-1 ATS in their last 32 home games against a team with a losing road record while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall.
The Cardinals woke up big time against Southeastern Louisiana, but realistically, the Cardinals have been sleepwalking for much of the season and haven’t really been anything to write home about. Granted, neither has Houston Baptist, but the Huskies are finding points a lot easier to come by and I think that’s the difference here. Give me Houston Baptist laying the points at home here.