SE Louisiana vs Houston Christian Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, March 1, 2023

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The SE Louisiana Lions (17-13, 11-6 Southland) will look to continue a three-game winning run when visiting the Houston Christian Huskies (10-20, 7-10 Southland) on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at Sharp Gymnasium. It airs at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN+.

SE Louisiana is a moderate 3-point favorite against Houston Christian when the Lions square off against the Huskies on Wednesday. The game has a point total of 161.5.

SE Louisiana vs. Houston Christian Odds

Point Spread for SE Louisiana vs. Houston Christian

The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with oddsmakers listing SE Louisiana as the favorite.

SE Louisiana vs. Houston Christian Moneyline

As for the moneyline, SE Louisiana has -156 odds to pick up the win, while Houston Christian is listed at +133 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 161.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Arena: Sharp Gymnasium

SE Louisiana vs. Houston Christian Betting Trends

Against the spread, SE Louisiana is 16-12-0 this year. The Lions have been chosen as favorites in 13 games this year and have walked away with the win 10 times (76.9%) in those games. SE Louisiana’s games this year have hit the over on 20 of 27 set point totals.

Houston Christian is 13-14-0 against the spread this year. The Huskies have won 23.8% of the games this season they were the moneyline underdog (5-16). Houston Christian’s games this season have hit the over 66.7% of the time (18 out of 27 games with a set point total).

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SE Louisiana vs. Houston Christian Key Players to Watch

SE Louisiana

Roger McFarlane is tops on his team in rebounds per game (8.1), and also posts 12.2 points and 2 assists. Defensively, he puts up 1.1 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Nick Caldwell posts 11.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 0.8 assists per contest, shooting 51.4% from the field. Alec Woodard puts up 8.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists per contest. At the other end, he delivers 1.2 steals and 0 blocked shots.

Houston Christian

Bonke Maring is putting up 13.5 points, 6 rebounds and 1.6 assists per contest, making 59.8% of his shots from the floor. Brycen Long is the Huskies’ top scorer (15.5 points per game) and assist man (2.2), and averages 2.5 rebounds. The Huskies receive 14.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game from Maks Klanjscek. Andrew King is averaging a team-best 4.5 assists per contest. And he is contributing 8.9 points and 3.6 rebounds, making 44% of his shots from the field.

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What you need to know about the SE Louisiana Lions

A total of 12 out of SE Louisiana’s 17 Southland games this season have gone over the point total. With 77.5 points per game on offense, the Lions are 47th in college basketball. At the other end, they allow 76.2 points per contest, which ranks 332nd in college basketball. SE Louisiana is pulling down 31.1 rebounds per game (220th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing 32.2 rebounds per contest (261st-ranked).

The Lions are averaging 82.9 points per game at home. Away from home, they are averaging 73.4 points per contest. SE Louisiana is draining 7.7 treys per game (147th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while putting up a 36.5% three-point percentage (62nd-ranked). The Lions have struggled to defend threes this season, ranking fifth-worst in college basketball in treys allowed per game (9.4) and third-worst in three-point percentage allowed (38.1%).

The Lions have gone 6-4 over their past 10 contests, with a 5-5 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 contests, SE Louisiana has gone over the total six times. SE Louisiana has seen an increase in scoring lately, putting up 77.9 points per game in its last 10 outings, 0.4 points more than the 77.5 it has scored this season. SE Louisiana has been slightly better on the defensive end of the floor of late, allowing 75 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 76.2 it has surrendered per game this year.

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What you need to know about the Houston Christian Huskies

In Houston Christian’s 17 chances this year in Southland action, the combined scoring has gone over the point total 11 times. The Huskies are 37th in the nation in points scored (78.3 per game) and -3-worst in points allowed (82.9). In 2022-23, Houston Christian is 202nd in the country in rebounds (31.4 per game) and 192nd in rebounds conceded (31.3).

In 2022-23 the Huskies are averaging 19.6 more points per game at home (88.1) than on the road (68.5). Houston Christian is 75th in college basketball in 3-pointers made (8.3 per game) and 62nd in 3-point percentage (36.5%). Giving up 7.6 3-pointers per game and conceding 36.1% from downtown, the Huskies are 230th and 314th in college basketball, respectively, in those categories.

The Huskies have gone 3-7 over their past 10 games, with a 6-4 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 contests, Houston Christian has gone over the total seven times. In its past 10 games, Houston Christian is compiling 77.5 points per contest, compared to its season average of 78.3. The Huskies have performed better defensively over their past 10 games, ceding 82.7 points per contest, 0.2 fewer points than their season average of 82.9 allowed.

SE Louisiana vs. Houston Christian Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is SE Louisiana, and we predict that SE Louisiana will cover the spread (SE Louisiana -3). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 161.5 points.

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How to bet SE Louisiana vs. Houston Christian

You can bet on SE Louisiana vs. Houston Christian at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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