Planning on watching today’s Cardinals and Tigers game? Catch the action at Alex G. Spanos Center in Stockton, CA, as the Tigers hosts this showdown at 5:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 149 points, with the Tigers being the favored team playing at home against the Cardinals.
LAMAR CARDINALS VS PACIFIC TIGERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Lamar Cardinals +9.5
This game will be played at Alex G. Spanos Center at 5:00 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE LAMAR CARDINALS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Tigers.
- Even though we have Pacific winning straight-up, we like Lamar at +9.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 149 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.
Will Lamar Be The Talk of Alex G. Spanos Center?
Lamar comes into this game with a 1-1 record after defeating UTSA 90-82 in their last game. In their last five road games, including those from last year, Lamar has gone 1-4. In terms of against the spread (ATS), Lamar has a record of 1-1 thus far in the season. When considering the team’s previous three games, encompassing the previous season, they have a perfect 2-0 ATS record and an average scoring differential of +8.
Looking at their over/under performance through two games, Lamar has an over/under record of 1-1-0, with their games averaging 158.5 points per game on average. The Cardinals have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 82 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2.
Lamar’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. UTSA, finishing the game with a total of 90 points. Their season average is now 90.3 points per game. BB Knight is leading the team in scoring at 14.3 points per contest. Terry Anderson has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 13.3 going into the game.
At this time, the Cardinals’ defense is positioned 113rd in the country, permitting 75.3 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 4.7 threes per game vs. Pacific. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 17.6%.
Can the Tigers Grab a Win at Home?
Currently, the Tigers have a 1-2 record, with their most recent game being a loss to Nevada (88-39). In the last three games where Pacific was favored, they were 3-0. As of now, Pacific holds a 1-2 ATS record going into their game against Lamar. Taking into account the previous season, Pacific has gone 6-4 vs. the spread in their last ten games.
So far, Pacific’s games have averaged 138 points per game with the average over/under line being 144.7 points. In the Tigers’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 77 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-3.
Most recently, the Pacific offense finished with just 39 points vs. Nevada. For the game, they hit 4/25 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 24.6%. Tan Yildizoglu was the leading scorer for the Tigers, putting up 8 points. In addition, Judson Martindale contributed 7 points.
On defense, Pacific is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 77.0 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Pacific’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 44.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 25.0% this season.