Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Cardinals versus the Huskies? Tip off is at at 4:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Sharp Gymnasium in Houston, TX. The Cardinals come into this Southland conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 155.5 points.


The Pick: Houston Christian Huskies +6.5

This game will be played at Sharp Gymnasium at 4:30 ET on Saturday, January 20th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Huskies.
  • Not only will Houston Christian pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 155.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Does Lamar Have What it Takes on the Road?

Coming into tonight’s game against Houston Christian, Lamar has a record of 9-8. They are 3-1 in Southland Conference play and 6-7 in non-conference games. So far, they have gone 1-7 on the road, compared to 6-1 at home.

As the favorite, the Cardinals are 5-0 this season. Overall, their average scoring margin is -10.5 points per game on the road, and they have gone 1-9 in their last 10 games away from home.

As the favorite this season, Lamar has gone 4-1 against the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cardinals are 7-3 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for Lamar games is 12-3 and today’s line of 155.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (149.6). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 148 points.

Compared to their season average of 81.4 points per game, Lamar struggled in their previous game. Against McNeese State, the Cardinals scored 69 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 41.1%. The top scorer for the Cardinals was Chris Pryor with 19 points, while BB Knight also added 13 to the scoreboard.

Coming into the game, Lamar will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 76.9 points per game (261st). In their most recent game, the Lamar defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as McNeese State knocked down 11 three-pointers on their way to 88 points.

Do the Huskies Stand a Chance at Home?

At home this season, Houston Christian has gone 0-2. Over their last ten games at home, they have a record of 4-6. So far, they have gone 3-12 overall and 1-3 in Southland Conference action. As the underdog, they are 1-12.

Coming off a 69-64 loss to Northwestern State, Houston Christian enters this game with a record of 3-12. They have gone 1-10 on the road this season, and their average scoring margin on the road is -22.0. So far, they have been the underdog in 13 of their 15 games.

As the underdog, Houston Christian has an ATS record of 8-5 this season. Their home ATS mark is 2-0, and they are 1-0 vs. the spread in their last three home games.

On the season, the over/under record for Houston Christian games is 5-8 and today’s over/under line of 155.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (155.8). So far, 7 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last five games, the average scoring total is 145 points.

In their most recent game, the Houston Christian offense concluded with only 64 points against Northwestern State. Throughout the game, they made 5/15 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 40%. Marcus Greene is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 13.5 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Jay Alvarez brings a PPG average of 17.1 into the game.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Houston Christian is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 81.9 points per game (310th). Against Northwestern State, the Huskies’ defense gave up 69 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Northwestern State only made 10 free-throws.