Houston Baptist vs Incarnate Word: College Basketball Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – March 3, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 3, 2021 - Last Updated on March 6, 2021

The Houston Baptist Huskies (4-17) will attempt to break a four-game losing streak when they host the Incarnate Word Cardinals (8-11) at 7:30 PM ET on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 as 3.5-point favorites. The Cardinals have lost three games in a row. The matchup’s point total is 142.5.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 3, 2021, 2:15 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Huskies (-3.5)

The line for this game set by DraftKings and the model’s prediction are essentially the same (within 0.5 points of each other).

Pick OU:
Over (142.5)

The model projects a total 2.5 points higher than the one set by DraftKings for this matchup.

Prediction: Houston Baptist 74, Incarnate Word 70

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 Huskies’ average implied point total this season is 12.2 more points than their implied total in Wednesday’s game (85.2 implied points on average compared to 73 implied points in this game).
  • Houston Baptist has surpassed its implied point total for this matchup (73) 10 times this season.
  • The 73.2-point average implied total on the season for the Cardinals is 3.2 more points than the team’s 70-point implied total in this matchup.
  • This season, Incarnate Word has scored more than this game’s implied total of 70 points eight times.

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

Houston Baptist and Incarnate Word Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 3.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Huskies 9-8-1 0-0 7-11
Cardinals 8-6-1 0-0 5-8-2

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

Last 5 Games

Houston Baptist

Incarnate Word
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
3/1/2021 Sam Houston State Loss 83-70 3/1/2021 New Orleans Loss 88-72
2/27/2021 McNeese Loss 85-58 2/24/2021 Lamar Loss 67-45
2/24/2021 Nicholls State Loss 83-68 2/10/2021 Northwestern State Loss 68-67
2/22/2021 Northwestern State Loss 86-80 2/6/2021 Texas A&M-CC Win 58-53
2/13/2021 Lamar Win 80-75 2/3/2021 Lamar Win 67-58

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