Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Huskies versus the Cardinals? Tip off is at at 8:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Montagne Center in Beaumont, TX. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 156.5 points, and Lamar is favored by -16.5 to win at home against Houston Christian.

HOUSTON CHRISTIAN HUSKIES VS LAMAR CARDINALS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Houston Christian Huskies +16.5

This game will be played at Montagne Center at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, March 6th.

WHY BET THE HOUSTON CHRISTIAN HUSKIES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Cardinals.
  • Even though we have Lamar winning straight-up, we like Houston Christian at +16.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 156.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Is a Win at Beaumont Possible for the Huskies?

After falling to McNeese State by a score of 87-69, Houston Christian enters today’s game against Lamar with a 6-22 record. They have lost six straight games, and their record as the underdog this season is 4-22.

On the road, the Huskies have gone 1-15, and their average scoring margin is -18.9. Their record over their last 10 road games is 1-9, and they have lost their last six games away from home.

As the underdog, Houston Christian has gone 14-11-1 vs. the spread this season. On the road, their ATS mark stands at 9-7 and they have gone 2-1 in their last three road games vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Huskies have a record of 3-6-1 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Houston Christian games is 15-11. Today’s over/under line of 156.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (154.1). Across their last three games, the average scoring total is 169 points and the over/under record during this stretch is 3-0. Over their last 10 games, the average scoring total is 158 points and the over/under record is 8-2.

The Huskies’ offense finished with 69 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 71.6 points per contest. In terms of offense, the Huskies have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, putting them 297th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 362nd in percentage and 349th in three-pointers made.

So far, the Huskies’ defense is ranked 345th in the country at 83.6 points per contest. In their most recent game, the Houston Christian defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as McNeese State knocked down 12 three-pointers on their way to 87 points.

Can Lamar Live Up to the Hype at Home?

After a 70-53 win over Texas A&M-Commerce, Lamar is 17-13 overall and 9-6 in Southland Conference play. At home, the Cardinals are 10-3 compared to 3-10 on the road. They are 11-3 as the favorite this season.

For the season, Lamar has an average scoring differential of +10.4 at home, and they are currently on a two-game losing streak at home. Over their last 10 games at home, the Cardinals are 7-3.

As the favorite this season, Lamar has gone 10-4 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cardinals have an ATS mark of 7-3. At home, they have an 11-2 record vs. the spread this year and are 8-1 ATS in their last 10 home games.

On the season, the over/under record for Lamar sits at 15-11, and today’s over/under line of 156.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (149.8). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 131 points compared to a season average of 150.9 points per game. So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line of 156.5.

The Lamar offense is coming off a game in which they scored 70 points vs. Texas A&M-Commerce. Overall their field goal percentage was 52% while connecting on 7 threes. Offensively, the Cardinals hold a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, placing them 170th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 186th in terms of percentage and 164th in three-pointers made.

In terms of defense, Lamar is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 73.5 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.6 threes per game vs. Houston Christian. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.3%.