Betting on today’s Lions and Cardinals game? Catch the action at Montagne Center in Beaumont, TX, as the Cardinals hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 148 points, and the Cardinals are favored to win at home against the Lions.


The Pick: Lamar Cardinals -5.5

This game will be played at Montagne Center at 8:00 ET on Monday, January 22nd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-68 in favor of the Cardinals.
  • Not only will Lamar pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.

Can the Lions Pull the Upset on the Road?

After winning their last game against Southeastern Louisiana, the Texas A&M-Commerce Lions will look to build on that win as they hit the road to take on the Lamar Cardinals. So far this season, the Lions have gone 7-10, including a 1-3 record in Southland Conference games. On the road, they are 2-7, and their average scoring margin is -18.1.

As the underdog, Texas A&M-Commerce has gone 3-8 this season, and they have been the underdog in 11 of their 17 games. Their average scoring margin on the road over their last 10 games is -18.1.

As the underdog this season, Texas A&M-Commerce has an ATS record of 6-5 and they have gone 3-0 vs. the spread in their last three games as the underdog. On the road, the Lions have an ATS mark of 4-5 this year and they are 2-1 vs. the spread in their last three road games. Overall, their ATS record for the season is 7-7.

So far this season, the over/under record for Texas A&M-Commerce games is 5-9. The average over/under line in their games is 142.5 and the average scoring total is 141.7. Today’s over/under line of 148 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 141 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Texas A&M-Commerce offense tallied 68 points in a matchup against Southeastern Louisiana. Their field goal percentage for the game was 45.6%, and they made 12 threes. Kalen Williams led the scoring for the Lions, contributing 15 points. Additionally, Tommie Lewis chipped in with 14 points.

On the defensive side, Texas A&M-Commerce is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 73.0 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Texas A&M-Commerce’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.7% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.2% this season.

Can The Cardinals Secure a Home Victory?

After a 78-77 loss to Houston Christian, Lamar comes into today’s game with a 9-9 overall record. They have gone 3-2 in Southland Conference games and are 6-7 in non-conference matchups. At home, the Cardinals are 6-1 this season and have won two straight.

So far, Lamar has been the favorite in six of their 18 games, going 5-1 in those matchups. On the other hand, their record as the underdog is 2-8. Today, they are favored by 5.5 points.

As the favorite, Lamar has gone 4-2 vs. the spread this year. At home, the Cardinals are 6-1 ATS, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, Lamar is 6-4 vs. the spread.

On the season, Lamar’s over/under record is 12-4. So far, the average over/under line in their games is 150 and their games have averaged 156.9 points. Today’s over/under line of 148 is lower than the average OU line in their games. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 and those contests have averaged 154 points.

In their recent matchup, the Lamar offense ended with 77 points against Houston Christian. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 46.5% and made 4 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Chris Pryor, who holds an average of 11.7 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Terry Anderson is averaging 11.5 points per game this season.

So far, the Cardinals’ defense is ranked 263rd in the country at 76.9 points per contest. The Lamar defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 78 points and allowed Houston Christian to connect on 8 threes.