Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Cardinals versus the Cardinals? Tip off is at at 7:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at McDermott Convocation Center in San Antonio, TX. Lamar is favored by -5.5 in this Southland conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 152 points.


The Pick: Lamar Cardinals -5.5

This game will be played at McDermott Convocation Center at 7:30 ET on Monday, February 12th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Cardinals.
  • Not only will Incarnate Word pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Does Lamar Have A Chance at McDermott Convocation Center?

After a win over Nicholls, Lamar is 13-10 overall and 7-3 in Southland Conference play. They have gone 6-7 in non-conference games, and they are 1-9 on the road compared to 10-1 at home. The Cardinals are favored by 5.5 points today, and they are 9-1 when favored this season.

Over their last 10 road games, Lamar has gone just 1-9, and they have lost three straight on the road. On the other hand, they have won six straight games at home, and their average scoring margin at home is +13.7 points per game.

As the favorite this season, Lamar has an 8-2 record vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cardinals have an ATS mark of 8-2. However, on the road, Lamar has gone just 4-6 vs. the spread this season and are 0-3 ATS in their last 3 road games.

Today’s over/under line of 152 is higher than the average over/under line in Lamar’s games this season (149.7). So far, 14 of their games have had more than 152 points. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 150 points.

Compared to their season average of 80.7 points per game, Lamar struggled in their previous game. Against Nicholls, the Cardinals scored 75 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.5%. Jakevion Buckley led the team in scoring, putting up 15 points. Additionally, Cody Pennebaker contributed 14 points for the Cardinals.

At this time, the Cardinals’ defense is positioned 244th in the country, permitting 74.9 points per game. Against Nicholls in their most recent game, the Lamar defense gave up a total of 56 points while allowing Nicholls to hit 47% of their shots.

Can Incarnate Word Deliver Being Underdogs at Home?

Despite being the underdog, Incarnate Word has been the underdog in 18 of their 23 games this season. They have gone 4-14 in those games compared to 1-2 when they are favored. On the year, they are 7-16 compared to their opponent Lamar who is 10-11.

Incarnate Word has struggled at home this season, going just 2-4. They are coming off a loss to Houston Christian by a score of 86-83. Over their last 10 games at home, they are 5-5.

As the underdog, Incarnate Word has a record of 8-9-1 vs. the spread this season. At home, their ATS mark is 3-3 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 4-6 vs. the spread. Over their last 3 home games, the Cardinals have gone 1-2 ATS and their overall ATS record for the year is 8-12-1.

On the season, the over/under record in Incarnate Word games is 12-9 and the average scoring total is 150.9. So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 152. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 156 points.

Incarnate Word finished with 83 points in their game against Houston Christian. This total surpasses their season-average of 73.5 points per game. In terms of offense, the Cardinals have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, putting them 288th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 191st in percentage and 135th in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Cardinals’ defense holds the 303rd rank in the nation, allowing 78.3 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Incarnate Word’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 34.5% this season.