The Sam Houston State Bearkats (11-6) are 9.5-point favorites as they try to build on a three-game winning streak when they visit the Lamar Cardinals (3-14) on Monday, February 22, 2021 at Montagne Center. The matchup airs at 8:00 PM ET. The over/under in the matchup is 145.5.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 22, 2021, 2:20 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Bearkats (-9.5)

The DraftKings line for this matchup is within 0.2 points of the model. Stay away from this one.

Pick OU:
Under (145.5)

In this game, the model projects a total (144.1 points) a little lower than the DraftKings over/under (145.5 points).

Prediction: Sam Houston State 77, Lamar 67

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The average implied total for the Bearkats this season is 79.9 points, 1.9 more points than their implied total of 78 points in Monday’s game.
  • Sam Houston State has outscored this matchup’s implied point total (78) nine times.
  • The Cardinals’ average implied point total on the season (75.1 points) is 7.1 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (68 points).
  • Lamar has totaled more than 68 points seven times on the season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Sam Houston State and Lamar Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 9.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Bearkats 9-5 2-1 6-8
Cardinals 5-12 0-0 9-8

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games

Sam Houston State

Lamar
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/13/2021 Central Arkansas Win 97-57 2/20/2021 Texas A&M-CC Loss 77-68
2/10/2021 SE Louisiana Win 79-61 2/13/2021 Houston Baptist Loss 80-75
2/6/2021 Nicholls State Win 78-71 2/10/2021 Nicholls State Loss 76-71
1/31/2021 SFA Loss 78-68 2/6/2021 Abilene Christian Loss 77-62
1/27/2021 Texas A&M-CC Win 75-70 2/3/2021 Incarnate Word Loss 67-58

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