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Sam Houston @ Texas State-San Marcos

Current Records: Sam Houston 8-2; Texas State-San Marcos 6-5

What to Know

The Sam Houston Bearkats are on the road again Saturday and play against the Texas State-San Marcos Bobcats at 3 p.m. ET Dec. 17 at Strahan Coliseum. The Bearkats will be strutting in after a win while Texas State-San Marcos will be stumbling in from a defeat.

The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks typically have all the answers at home, but on Wednesday Sam Houston proved too difficult a challenge. Sam Houston put the hurt on Louisiana-Monroe with a sharp 79-53 victory.

Meanwhile, Texas State-San Marcos was within striking distance but couldn't close the gap on Tuesday as they fell 71-65 to the Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusaders.

Sam Houston is the favorite in this one, with an expected 4-point margin of victory. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (3-0), so they might be worth a quick bet.

The Bearkats' win brought them up to 8-2 while the Bobcats' loss pulled them down to 6-5. A couple numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Sam Houston enters the contest with only 54.4 points allowed per game on average, good for fifth best in college basketball. Less enviably, Texas State-San Marcos is 42nd worst in college basketball in points per game, with only 66.5 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked against Texas State-San Marcos.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 3 p.m. ET
  • Where: Strahan Coliseum -- San Marcos, Texas
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $10.90


The Bearkats are a 4-point favorite against the Bobcats, 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 Bearkats as a 3.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last seven years.