Planning on watching today’s Huskies and Lions game? Catch the action at University Center (LA) in Hammond, LA, as the Lions hosts this showdown at 4:30 ET on ESPN+. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 142.5 points, and Southeastern Louisiana is favored by -14 to win at home against Houston Christian.

HOUSTON CHRISTIAN HUSKIES VS SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA LIONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Houston Christian Huskies +14

This game will be played at University Center (LA) at 4:30 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE HOUSTON CHRISTIAN HUSKIES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Lions.
  • Even though we have Southeastern Louisiana winning straight-up, we like Houston Christian at +14.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Do the Huskies Have What it Takes in Hammond?

As a road underdog, Houston Christian has gone 4-17 this season. They come into this game with an overall record of 6-17 and a Southland Conference record of 4-8. On the road, the Huskies are 1-13, and they have lost their last four games.

In their last game, Houston Christian lost to McNeese State by a score of 105-54. Over their last 10 road games, the Huskies have gone 1-9, and their average scoring margin on the road this season is -20.1 points per game.

As the underdog this season, Houston Christian has an ATS record of 12-9 and has gone 5-5 in their last 10 games as the underdog. On the road, the Huskies are 7-7 vs. the spread this season and have a mark of 5-5 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 142.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Houston Christian’s games this season (154.9). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

Compared to their season average of 70.5 points per game, Houston Christian struggled in their previous game. Against McNeese State, the Huskies scored 54 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 25%. Marcus Greene is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 14.3. Meanwhile, Jay Alvarez also brings a PPG average of 15.4 into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Houston Christian defense is giving up an average of 82.6 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Houston Christian’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.4% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 29.1% this season.

Can Southeastern Louisiana Grab a Win at Home?

As the Southeastern Louisiana Lions get set to take on the Houston Christian Huskies, they will be looking to extend their five-game win streak. So far this season, the Lions have gone 12-13, including a 7-5 mark in Southland Conference play.

At home this year, Southeastern Louisiana has gone 4-3, and they have won their last three games at home. On the year, the Lions have been favored in 10 games, going 6-4 in those contests.

Against the spread, Southeastern Louisiana has a record of 11-11 this season. At home, their ATS mark is just 3-4. Over their last 3 home games, the Lions are 3-0 vs. the spread. As the favorite, Southeastern Louisiana has gone 4-6 vs. the spread this year.

Today’s over/under line of 142.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Southeastern Louisiana’s games this season (140.8). So far, 13 of their games have had a lower over/under line than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 140 points.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Southeastern Louisiana’s offense scored 79 points against Texas A&M-Commerce. Their field goal percentage for the game was 37.5%, and they went 24/29 from the free-throw line. The top scorer for the Lions was Nick Caldwell with 22 points, while Roger McFarlane also added 16 to the scoreboard.

On the defensive side, Southeastern Louisiana is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 70.2 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Southeastern Louisiana’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 38.5% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.3% this season.