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Sam Houston State Bearkats vs Lamar Cardinals: Don Best Southland Tournament Odds & Insights for 3/11/2021

The No. 3 seed Sam Houston State Bearkats (19-8) are 8-point favorites in the Southland Tournament semifinals against the No. 6 seed Lamar Cardinals (9-17) on Thursday at Leonard E. Merrell Center. The matchup begins at 9:00 PM ET and airs on ESPN+, with the winner moving one step closer to securing a guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

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Sam Houston State vs Lamar Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Sam Houston State -8 -110 -110 138 -110 -110 -400 310

ATS Records for Sam Houston State and Lamar

Sam Houston State and Lamar Betting Information
ATS Record ATS Record Against 8+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Sam Houston State 13-6-1 0-0 20-0
Lamar 10-15 0-0 25-0

Sam Houston State Leaders

  • Zach Nutall leads the Bearkats scoring 18.9 points per game.
  • Sam Houston State is led in rebounding by Tristan Ikpe's 5.9 rebounds per game and assisting by Donte Powers' 3.0 assists per game .
  • Demarkus Lampley averages 2.8 threes per game to lead the Bearkats.
  • Powers leads the team with 1.6 steals per game. Ikpe collects 1.1 blocks a contest to pace the Bearkats.

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Lamar Leaders

  • The Cardinals leader in scoring is Davion Buster with 15.2 points per game. He also adds 2.2 rebounds per game and 1.4 assists per game.
  • When it comes to Lamar leaders in rebounds and assists, the team has two players at the top: Avery Sullivan with 7.7 rebounds per game and Kasen Harrison with 4.0 assists per game.
  • Buster is the top three-point shooter for the Cardinals, knocking down 3.1 threes per game.
  • Lamar's Ellis Jefferson has the top spot on the team's steals leaderboard with 1.4 per game and David Muoka is first in blocks with 2.9 per game.

Sam Houston State vs Lamar: Last 6 Meetings

The Bearkats are 4-2 against the Cardinals over the last six meetings between the two teams. The Bearkats and the Cardinals have a tied 2-2 record ATS in those head-to-head meetings.

Sam Houston State vs Lamar (Last 6 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/22/2021 Sam Houston State -10.5 145.5 -634 +443 Regular Season 77-71 SMHO
1/13/2021 Sam Houston State -7.5 146.5 -341 +266 Regular Season 96-71 SMHO
2/19/2020 Sam Houston State -7.5 144 -342 +261 Regular Season 77-65 LAMAR
1/15/2020 Sam Houston State -1 140.5 -115 -106 Regular Season 80-75 SMHO
2/16/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 75-72 LAMAR
1/26/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 69-59 SMHO

Points Insights

  • The 80 points per game the Bearkats put up are 8.3 more points than the Cardinals give up (71.7).
  • When Sam Houston State totals more than 71.7 points, it is 16-1 overall and 9-0-1 against the spread.
  • Lamar is 1-7 against the spread and 1-7 overall when giving up more than 80 points.
  • The Cardinals' 65.5 points per game are just 4.8 fewer points than the 70.3 the Bearkats give up.
  • When it scores more than 70.3 points, Lamar is 4-0 against the spread and 3-6 overall.
  • Sam Houston State is 8-5-1 against the spread and 10-7 overall when it gives up more than 65.5 points.
  • The Bearkats have scored a total of 261 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 9.7 per game), while the Cardinals have been out-scored by opponents on average this year (by 162 total points, -6.2 per game).

Rebounding Insights

  • The Bearkats and the Cardinals are evenly matched on the glass this season, with the teams averaging similar numbers (35.6 and 33 boards per game, respectively).
  • When Sam Houston State earns the rebounding advantage they are 7-0 against the spread. When recording fewer boards, Lamar is 3-10.
  • The Bearkats grab 10.8 offensive rebounds per game, more than the Cardinals by 1.5 rebounds per game.
  • The Bearkats are 7-1-1 against the spread when they win the battle on the boards. The Cardinals are 3-7 when they lose the rebounding edge.
  • Rebounding has been an area of weakness for both squads this year. The Bearkats record an average rebounding margin of -0.8 rebounds per game, and the Cardinals average a margin of -1.7 rebounds.

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