Sam Houston State Bearkats vs SE Louisiana Lions Prediction, 1/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sam Houston State Bearkats vs SE Louisiana Lions
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Location: University Center (LA) in Hammond, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Sam Houston State (-3)
The SE Louisiana Lions (2-7) play the Sam Houston State Bearkats (7-5) at University Center (LA) on Wednesday. Sam Houston State opens this contest as 3-point favorites. The O/U opens at 147.
Sam Houston State enters this one with a record of 7-5 on the season. The Bearkats are shooting 36.1% on shots from distance (103 of 285) and 64.9% from the free throw line. They have an average of 81.7 points per contest (42nd in the nation) while hitting 45.3% from the field. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.5 times per contest and as a team are committing 20.1 fouls per contest. As a unit, Sam Houston State is pulling down 38.0 boards per game and has racked up 190 assists on the season, which is 14th in college basketball in terms of passing. On the defensive end of the court, the Bearkats are able to force 19.7 turnovers every game and they draw 20.0 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 331st in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 174 surrendered on the year. The Bearkats defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 42.2% (297 of 703) and they relinquish 37.7 boards per contest as a team. They give up 29.9% on three-point shots while they are 236th in college basketball in opponents points per game (72.5).
The Sam Houston State Bearkats faced off with the Nicholls State Colonels and walked away with a win by a score of 84-81 in their last contest. Sam Houston State finished the contest with a 47.7% FG percentage (31 out of 65) and converted 12 of their 24 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Bearkats converted 10 of their 16 tries for a rate of 62.5%. In regard to getting rebounds, they collected 38 with 10 of them being offensive. They also recorded 13 assists for the game as well as earning 7 steals and 2 blocks. Pertaining to defense, Sam Houston State allowed the other team to shoot 47.7% from the floor on 31 out of 65 shooting. Nicholls State doled out 14 assists and had 7 steals in this game. Furthurmore, the Colonels pulled down 31 boards (7 offensive, 24 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. Nicholls State went 75.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 9 of their 12 attempts. They knocked down 12 of their 33 tries from distance.
Demarkus Lampley is one guy who was a major factor in the game. He notched 27 points on 10 of 16 shooting. He was on the court for 40 mins played and also snagged 8 boards. Lampley ended up going 62.5% from the field and recorded 2 dimes. Someone else that was a factor in this matchup for the Bearkats was Jarren Cook. He grabbed 2 rebounds and accumulated 3 dimes. He finished the contest at 62.5% from the floor in the matchup via 5-of-8 (16 points). When all was said and done, Cook saw the court for 22 min.
SE Louisiana has a win-loss mark of 2-7 so far this year. The Lions are responsible for committing 21.4 fouls every game and they connect on 58.7% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 10.8 times per contest (308th in the nation) and they are giving up possession 16.9 times per contest. SE Louisiana has earned 574 points so far this season (63.8 per contest) and they pull down 34.7 boards per game. As an offense, the Lions are shooting 37.5% from the field, which ranks 339th in the country. The Lions are ranked 299th in D-1 in points given up per game with 77.9. They relinquish 15.8 dimes and 38.3 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 303rd and 281st in D-1. The SE Louisiana defense allows 34.0% on 3-point attempts (70 of 206) and opponents are knocking down 77.1% of their free throw shots. They have forced 16.2 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.1% from the floor (306th in D-1).
The last time they took the court, the SE Louisiana Lions took a defeat with a final score of 74-64 against the Lamar Cardinals. The Lions were able to snag 29 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 for the contest. They also stuffed 5 shots while recording 6 steals for the game. The Cardinals were called for 17 personal fouls for this contest which took the Lions to the free throw line for 16 tries. They were able to make 11 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 68.8%. In terms of shots from 3-point land, SE Louisiana knocked down 5 out of 22 tries (22.7%). At the conclusion of this game, the Lions shot 24 out of 61 from the floor which had them at 39.3%. The Lions allowed the Cardinals to make 25 of their 60 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 41.7% in this contest. They went 40.0% from distance by connecting on 8 of 20 and finished the contest at 16 of 18 from the free throw line (88.9%). In the matter of how they rebounded, SE Louisiana allowed Lamar to get 35 overall (6 offensive).
Joe Kasperzyk ended up having an impact for the Lions for the matchup. He knocked down 7 of 15 in this contest for a rate of 46.7%, which had him finishing with 18 points. Kasperzyk collected 2 rebounds in his 35 minutes played and had 4 assists for this game. Another guy that was important for SE Louisiana was Gus Okafor. He was able to score 17 points in 28 minutes on the hardwood by going 6 out of 13 from the floor for this game. Okafor finished going 46.2% from the field as well as earning 2 assists and 9 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Sam Houston State (-3)
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