Texas Southern Tigers at Lamar Cardinals ATS Prediction 12/19/18

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The Texas Southern Tigers (4-7) will travel to the Montagne Center to challenge the Lamar Cardinals (4-6). The game starts at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

Texas Southern Tigers at Lamar Cardinals Betting Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Cardinals had no trouble getting past the Huston-Tillotson Rams 79-59, while the Tigers barely escaped the Baylor Bears 72-69.

The Tigers had a much better free throw rate (0.250 vs. 0.045) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.567 vs. 0.493). The Cardinals, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (58.1 vs. 37.2) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.611 vs. 0.402). Lamar’s Josh Nzeakor had a good outing, contributing 19 points and nine rebounds. Texas Southern received a boost from Trayvon Reed, who finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds.

Expect Lamar to own the offensive glass in this matchup. The Cardinals rank sixth in offensive rebounding percentage (39.6 percent), while Texas Southern ranks 285th in defensive rebounding percentage (68.2 percent).

Texas Southern vs. Lamar Betting Pick

Free Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Lamar, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Lamar ranks 20th in rebounds per game (40.9) while Texas Southern ranks 254th in rebounds allowed per game (42.7).
  • The Tigers average 7.8 steals per game, which ranks 43rd in the country. The Cardinals rank 136th in steals allowed per game (7.2).
  • Lamar averages 3.3 blocks per game, which is ranked 99th in the country. Texas Southern ranks 146th in blocks allowed per game (4.5).
  • The Tigers rank 37th in three pointers attempted per game (26.9) while the Cardinals rank 203rd (20.1).
  • Texas Southern averages 14.5 assists per game, which ranks 84th in the country. Lamar ranks 211th in assists allowed per game (15.8).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Tigers have scored an average of 67.8 points per game (7.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 89.2 points per game (4.8 above their season average).
  • The Cardinals’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 13.4, up from 1.4 for the season.