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Lamar Cardinals vs Houston Cougars 11/25/2020 Preview, Spread and Game Analysis
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Lamar Cardinals vs Houston Cougars 11/25/2020 – The Houston Cougars were one of the best teams in the NCAA and they will hope to improve and capitalize from last season as they begin a new one. They will be hosting their first game of the season against the Lamar Cardinals this November 25, Wednesday. It will be held at the Fertitta Center in Houston, Texas and the tip-off begins at 3:00 PM Eastern Time. ESPN+ is the official broadcast partner for this matchup and SofaScore is the place to find the online live stream. NCAA Basketball Odds sees that the Houston Cougars will be prevailing in this game against the Lamar Cardinals with a wide margin.
Lamar Cardinals vs Houston Cougars 11/25/2020
The Lamar Cardinals find themselves in the middle of the Southland Conference before the pandemic canceled the entire NCAA season. They finished the season with a 17-15 overall record and they are tied with Texas A&M-CC Islanders and McNeese Cowboys at 10-10. The team was fairly good in their last ten games as they won six and lost four. This will be the start of a tough road for the Cardinals. They will start the season playing four away games before playing their first home game.
Players to watch: T.J. Atwood G (GP 32 MIN 34.9 PTS 16.8 REB 7 AST 1.8 STL 1.4 BLK 0.6 TO 2.9 FG% 50.8 FT% 76.2 3PT% 37.3), D. Buster G (GP 29 MIN 32.8 PTS 14.6 REB 2.7 AST 2.4 STL 1.8 BLK 0.1 TO 2.4 FG% 37.9 FT% 79.5 3PT% 37.8), A. Sullivan F (GP 32 MIN 31.4 PTS 12.3 REB 8.2 AST 1.1 STL 1 BLK 1 TO 2 FG% 50.3 FT% 74 3PT% 0).
Houston had their best season in decades. The Cougars will hope to build on it leading to this year. They finished on top of the American Athletic Conference with an overall record of 23-8. In their own conference, the Cougars are on a triple tie. This includes the Cincinnati Bearcats and Tulsa Golden Hurricane with a record of 13-5. Four starters are set to make a comeback his year and they will be led by Caleb Mills who averaged 13.2 points per game last season. Coach Kelvin Sampson boasts that this team is ready to go high this year and they are coming in ranked in the Top 25.
Players to Watch: C. Mills G (GP 31 MIN 22.5 PTS 13.2 REB 2.6 AST 1.1 STL 0.5 BLK 0.2 TO 1.4 FG% 38.5 FT% 75.3 3PT% 36.5), Q. Grimes G (GP 30 MIN 27.9 PTS 12.1 REB 3.7 AST 2.6 STL 0.8 BLK 0.2 TO 2.3 FG% 44.3 FT% 66 3PT% 32.6), N. Hinton G (GP 31 MIN 30.3 PTS 10.6 REB 8.7 AST 2 STL 1.4 BLK 0.2 TO 1.2 FG% 41 FT% 75.6 3PT% 38.7).
Lamar Cardinals vs Houston Cougars Betting Picks
The Houston Cougars are heading to this season with an intact core with increased experience. They should have a strong first game and will be winning this game against the Lamar Cardinals with a blowout as seen by NCAA Basketball Lines.
Moneyline: The ML for the Cardinals in this game is at +2000 while the Cougars take in a -4000.
Spread: The spread between both squads is 22 points with the Cardinals at +22 and the Cougars are on the other side with -22.
Total: 139 points is the given total for this match and the Cardinals the team going over and the Cougars are under.
Score Prediction: 71-58, Cougars win.