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Texas A&M-Commerce Lions @ Houston Chr. Huskies

Current Records: Texas A&M-Commerce 10-18, Houston Chr. 6-20

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Houston Chr. will be in front of their home fans on Saturday, but a look at the spread shows they might need that home-court advantage. They and the Texas A&M-Commerce Lions will face off in a Southland battle at 4:30 p.m. ET at Sharp Gymnasium. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W'.

Houston Chr.'s recent rough patch got a bit rougher on Monday after their fourth straight loss. They took a 91-79 hit to the loss column at the hands of the Islanders. Houston Chr. has not had much luck with the Islanders recently, as the team's come up short the last two times they've met.

Meanwhile, it's hard to win when you don't work as a unit and post 14 fewer assists than your opponent, a fact Texas A&M-Commerce found out the hard way on Saturday. They took a 85-70 bruising from the Colonels.

Texas A&M-Commerce struggled to work together and finished the game with only eight assists. That's the fewest assists they've managed all season.

The Huskies have been struggling recently as they've lost eight of their last nine matchups, which put a noticeable dent in their 6-20 record this season. As for the Lions, their loss dropped their record down to 10-18.

Saturday's contest is shaping up to be a scrappy match: Houston Chr. have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 37.5 rebounds per game. It's a different story for Texas A&M-Commerce, though, as they've been averaging only 32 rebounds per game. Given Houston Chr.'s sizable advantage in that area, the Lions will need to find a way to close that gap.

Houston Chr. didn't have too much breathing room in their contest against the Lions when the teams last played back in January, but they still walked away with a 69-65 win. Does Houston Chr. have another victory up their sleeve, or will the Lions turn the tables on them? We'll have the answer soon enough.


Texas A&M-Commerce is a slight 2-point favorite against Houston Chr., according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Lions as a 2.5-point favorite.

The over/under is 149.5 points.

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Series History

Houston Chr. has won 2 out of their last 3 games against Texas A&M-Commerce.

  • Jan 13, 2024 - Houston Chr. 69 vs. Texas A&M-Commerce 65
  • Jan 28, 2023 - Texas A&M-Commerce 77 vs. Houston Chr. 76
  • Jan 12, 2023 - Houston Chr. 68 vs. Texas A&M-Commerce 59