Planning on watching today’s Cardinals and Lions game? Catch the action at University Center (LA) in Hammond, LA, as the Lions hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The odds for this Southland conference game currently have Southeastern Louisiana as the -2 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 144.5 points.

LAMAR CARDINALS VS SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA LIONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Southeastern Louisiana Lions -2

This game will be played at University Center (LA) at 7:00 ET on Monday, February 19th.

WHY BET THE SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA LIONS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Lions.
  • Not only will Southeastern Louisiana pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.

Are Lamar Ready for a Road Win?

Through 25 games, Lamar has a record of 14-11, including an 8-4 mark in Southland Conference action. The Cardinals are 2-10 on the road compared to 10-1 at home.

As the underdog, Lamar has gone just 2-9 this season, and they have been the underdog in 11 of their 25 games. In their most recent game, the Cardinals defeated New Orleans by a score of 94-72.

As the underdog, Lamar has gone 6-5 against the spread this season. On the road, the Cardinals have an ATS mark of just 5-7. Over their last three road games, Lamar is 1-2 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Lamar games is 15-8, and today’s line of 144.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (150.2). In their last three games, the average scoring total is 146 points.

Lamar’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 94 points vs. New Orleans. Overall, they hit 56.9% of their shots from the field and went 9/14 from the free-throw line. Terry Anderson is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 12.3 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, BB Knight brings a PPG average of 11.6 into the game.

The Cardinals’ defense is presently ranked 247th nationally, allowing an average of 74.8 points per contest. Lamar will look once again to perform well on defense, holding New Orleans to just 38% shooting in their most recent game.

Will the Lions Find a Way to Win at Home?

With a record of 13-13, Southeastern Louisiana has won five straight games and is 7-5 in Southland Conference play. At home, the Lions are 5-3 this season, and they have won their last four games at home.

For the year, Southeastern Louisiana has been favored in 10 games, going 6-4 in those contests. As the favorite, the Lions have an average scoring margin of -0.9 points per game.

Against the spread, Southeastern Louisiana has gone 11-11 this season. At home, their ATS record is 3-5. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Lions are 4-6 vs. the spread. In their last 3 home games, they have gone 2-1 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record for Southeastern Louisiana games is 9-13. Currently, the average scoring total in their games is 136.7 points, which is 4.7 points lower than the average over/under line of 141.4. Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is higher than the average scoring total in their games this season and over their last three games, the average scoring total is 147 points.

Southeastern Louisiana’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 81 points against Houston Christian. They had an overall field goal percentage of 45.2% and made 15/19 free throws. Leading the team in scoring is Nick Caldwell, who is averaging 15.2 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Roger McFarlane also maintains a PPG average of 14.9 heading into game.

So far, the Lions’ defense is ranked 133rd in the country at 70.5 points per contest. Southeastern Louisiana’s three-point defense is currently 194th in the country at 7.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 39.0% of their shots vs. Southeastern Louisiana.