Betting on today's Cardinals and Cardinals game? Catch the action at Montagne Center in Beaumont, TX, as the Cardinals hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 156.5 points, and the Cardinals are the home favorites against the Cardinals in a Southland conference matchup.


The Pick: Incarnate Word Cardinals +7

This game will be played at Montagne Center at 8:00 ET on Monday, January 8th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Cardinals.
  • Not only will Lamar pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -7.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 156.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can the Cardinals Lock in a Road Win?

Incarnate Word comes into today's game as the underdog, and they have a record of 5-9 this season. So far, they have gone 2-7 on the road, and they have lost their last two games.

In their last game, the Cardinals took on Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and lost by a score of 75-65. Over their last ten road games, Incarnate Word has gone just 2-8.

When looking at Incarnate Word's ATS record this season, they are 6-5-1. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-4-1. Over their last 3 road games, the Cardinals have gone 2-1 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Incarnate Word games is 5-7 and today's line of 156.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (149). So far, nine of their games have finished with fewer points than today's line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 149 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 0-2.

The Incarnate Word offense is coming off a game in which they scored 65 points vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Overall their field goal percentage was 43.2% while connecting on 5 threes. Offensively, the Cardinals have a season long field goal percentage of 43%, which is 257th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 157th in percentage and 113rd in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Cardinals' defense holds the 270th rank in the nation, allowing 77.4 points per game. In today's game, the Incarnate Word defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 5 three-pointers while giving up 75 points.

Can the Cardinals Secure a Win at Home?

Lamar comes into today's game as the favorite, favored by 7 points. So far this season, Lamar has gone 5-1 at home and has an average scoring margin of +11.7 points per game at home.

So far, Lamar has played 14 games and has an overall record of 7-7. In their last game, Lamar took on Northwestern State and came away with a 90-70 victory. Over their last 10 games at home, Lamar has gone 7-3.

As the favorite this season, Lamar has gone 3-1 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 5-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cardinals have a 7-3 record vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for Lamar games is 10-2 and the average scoring total in their games is 159.2 points. Today's over/under line of 156.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games this year (149.1). So far, 11 of their games have had lower OU lines than today's total. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-1 with an average scoring total of 155 points.

Lamar's offense had a good outing, putting up 90 points against Northwestern State. They achieved a 50.8% field goal percentage and went 21/28 from the free-throw line. Adam Hamilton is leading the team in scoring at 11.8 points per contest. Terry Anderson has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 11.4 going into the game.

Looking at the Lamar defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 77.4 points per game (270th). Against Northwestern State in their most recent game, the Lamar defense gave up a total of 70 points while allowing Northwestern State to hit 50% of their shots.