Check out our free Seattle vs Sam Houston State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Huntsville. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Seattle vs Sam Houston State Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 26th Betting Odds

Redhawks vs Bearkats Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Seattle Redhawks at Sam Houston State Bearkats
  • Where: Huntsville at Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum
  • Date: Thursday, January 26th
  • Betting Odds: Seattle +6, SEA +210 | SMHO -266 O/U 136.5

Redhawks Preview:

Seattle heads into this matchup having played 20 games and have an overall record sitting at 16-4. On the road, the Redhawks will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 7-3. So far, the Redhawks have been the underdog 6 times, going 2-4 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6 underdogs on the spread.

Seattle will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Cameron Tyson who is averaging 19.89 points per game for the Redhawks. Tyson is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Redhawks’ offensive game plan is the play of Alex Schumacher who has hit 35.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.65 points per game.

On offense, Seattle is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.8 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 20 games, they have only hit 34.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 45.57% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Bearkats Preview:

The Sam Houston State will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 3 game win streak and have an overall record of 15-5. So far this season, Sam Houston State has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-1. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Bearkats as the -6 point favorites. The Bearkats have been favored 9 times, going 8-1 straight up.

Sam Houston State’s leading scorer this season is Qua Grant, who is averaging 14.15 points per contest. So far, Grant has accounted for 18.03% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.75 rebounds per game and 3.9 assists. Donte Powers is the second leading scorer for the Bearkats, averaging 11.15 points per game. Between him and Powers, they are accounting for 32.2% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Sam Houston State this season, as they are currently ranked 274th in college basketball at 68.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Bearkats’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.3%, placing them 227th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Sam Houston State Bearkats -6

Heading into this matchup, with the Sam Houston State Bearkats sitting as -6 point favorites, we like them to pick up the win and cover the spread. Both team’s will be coming into the game looking to get up shots from outside, as Sam Houston State and Seattle are averaging 8.7 and 9.62 made 3’s per game, respectively. One trend that we feel strongly about is the fact that Sam Houston State has historically performed well against the spread at home, going 6-4 ATS (last 10). Before tonight’s matchup, we recommend getting a wager down on the Bearkats to cover at -6.