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Southeastern Louisiana vs Incarnate Word Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds
Lions vs Cardinals Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Southeastern Louisiana Lions at Incarnate Word Cardinals
- Where: San Antonio at McDermott Convocation Center
- Date: Saturday, January 14th
- Betting Odds: Southeastern Louisiana -4.5, SELOU -205 | INCAR +165 O/U 145.5
Heading into today’s matchup vs Incarnate Word, the Southeastern Louisiana Lions will be taking the floor for the 18th time this season and have an overall record of 9-8. So far, the Lions have played 8 games on the road, with a record of 2-6. This season, Southeastern Louisiana has been favored to win in 2 games, sitting with a mark of 2-0. For today’s contest, Southeastern Louisiana has a betting line set -4.5 points in their favor.
Southeastern Louisiana’s leading scorer this season is Boogie Anderson, who is averaging 12.24 points per contest. So far, Anderson has accounted for 15.87% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.35 rebounds per game and 4.29 assists. Roger McFarlane is the second leading scorer for the Lions, averaging 9.5 points per game. Between him and McFarlane, they are accounting for 27.5% of the team’s scoring.
So far this season, Southeastern Louisiana has put together a strong scoring offense at 79.1 points per game (26th). This strong figure has come despite the Lions playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 35.9% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. Southeastern Louisiana’s overall field goal percentage currently sits at 46.2%
Through 17 games, the Incarnate Word Cardinals have an overall record of 6-11. So far this season, Incarnate Word has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-3. For the season, Incarnate Word has been the underdog in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 2-11. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Cardinals being +4.5 point underdogs.
Incarnate Word will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jonathan Cisse who is averaging 13.31 points per game for the Cardinals. Cisse 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 Cardinals’ offensive game plan is the play of Trey Miller who has hit 45.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.29 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Incarnate Word this season, as they are currently ranked 327th in college basketball at 67.0 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 Cardinals’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 35.0%, placing them 181st in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Incarnate Word Cardinals +4.5
A key to this matchup, will be 3-point shooting. Coming into the game, both Southeastern Louisiana and Incarnate Word are excellent 3-point shooting teams, averaging 8.94 and 8.62 made 3’s per game, respectively. In terms of the odds, we like the Incarnate Word Cardinals to cover as +4.5 point dogs. Look for their defense to do a good enough job closing out on the Lions’ outside shooters to make things difficult for Southeastern Louisiana. At +4.5 we like the chances of Incarnate Word covering the spread as underdogs.
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