Sam Houston State vs Lamar: Southland Tournament Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 11, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 11, 2021

The No. 3 seed Sam Houston State Bearkats (19-8) are favored by  in their Southland Tournament semifinal matchup against the No. 6 seed Lamar Cardinals (9-17) on Thursday at Leonard E. Merrell Center, starting at 9:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The winner will move one step closer to earning an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 11, 2021, 1:11 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Sam Houston State Betting Information

  • The Bearkats have put together a 14-8 record against the spread this season.
  • The Bearkats are 4-2 against the spread in 2020-21 when they are at least an 8-point favorite.
  • In 45.5% of its games this season (10/22), Sam Houston State and its opponents have outscored the set over/under.
  • The Bearkats fell 64-59 to SFA in their last contest on Saturday. Bryce Monroe totaled a team-high 24 points in the loss. They failed to cover the spread as 1-point underdogs, and the teams combined to go under the 149 point total.

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

Sam Houston State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Zach Nutall 27 18.9 5.6 1.7 1.0 0.3 2.4
Demarkus Lampley 27 14.9 3.8 1.1 1.0 0.1 2.8
Bryce Monroe 27 10.2 1.4 2.9 0.4 0.0 1.0
Donte Powers 27 7.6 2.4 3.0 1.6 0.3 1.0
Tristan Ikpe 27 7.4 5.9 1.7 1.3 1.1 0.0

Lamar Betting Information

  • So far this season, Lamar holds an even 13-13 record ATS.
  • The Cardinals and their opponents have often not covered the total points bet this season, only claiming the over in 46.2% (12) of their 26 games played.
  • In the Cardinals most recent game on Wednesday, Davion Buster scored a team-high 18 points on the way to a 62-52 victory over Houston Baptist. They were favored by 6 points and covered the spread, and the teams combined to score 114 points to go under the 145 point total.

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

Lamar Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Davion Buster 21 15.2 2.2 1.4 1.2 0.0 3.1
Kasen Harrison 23 12.8 2.7 4.0 1.4 0.0 0.6
Avery Sullivan 26 10.2 7.7 0.9 0.9 0.6 0.0
Anderson Kopp 26 9.8 4.3 1.2 0.9 0.3 1.3
Quinlan Bennett 15 9.6 4.3 1.2 1.2 0.1 0.1

Total Facts

  • Sam Houston State and its opponents have hit the over on Thursday’s 137.5 total in 22 out of 27 games (81.5%) this year.
  • 14 Lamar games this year (53.8% of its matchups) ended with a final total greater than Thursday’s total of 137.5 points.
  • The total for the contest of 137.5 is 8.0 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Bearkats (80 points per game) and the Cardinals (65.5 points per game).
  • This game’s point total is 4.5 fewer points than the 142 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • The Bearkats have seen a 150.3 average over/under in their games this season, 12.8 points more than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 0.3 points separates this matchup’s over/under (137.5 points) and the average total points bet in Cardinals games (137.2 points) this season.

Head to Head

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

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