Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Houston Baptist vs. SE Louisiana prediction, odds: 2022 college basketball picks, best bets from proven model

The Southeastern Louisiana Lions (4-9) and the Houston Baptist Huskies (4-6) face off in the 2022 Southland Basketball Tip-Off Tournament on Thursday afternoon. The Lions are looking to regain some momentum in this matchup. Southeastern Louisiana heads into this tournament on a four-game slide. Houston Baptist defeated Ecclesia 94-63 in its last contest.

Tipoff is at noon ET from Leonard E. Merrell Center. The Lions are favored by six points in the latest Southeastern Louisiana vs. Houston Baptist odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is 144.5. Before locking in any Houston Baptist vs. Southeastern Louisiana picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Houston Baptist vs. SE Louisiana and revealed its coveted picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see all of the model’s college basketball picks. Here are several college basketball odds and betting lines for SE Louisiana vs. Houston Baptist:

  • Southeastern Louisiana vs. Houston Baptist spread: SE Louisiana -6
  • Southeastern Louisiana vs. Houston Baptist over-under: 144.5 points
  • Southeastern Louisiana vs. Houston Baptist money line: SE Louisiana -260, Houston Baptist +210
  • SELA: Lions are 5-1 ATS in their last six Thursday games
  • HBU: Over is 5-1 in Huskies’ last six games following a straight-up win of more than 20 points.

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Why Houston Baptist can cover

Houston Baptist has scored over 80 points in all four victories thus far. The Huskies dropped 94 points in the win over Ecclesia. They finished the game shooting 52 percent from the field while forcing 20 turnovers. Houston Baptist tallied 25 points off those mistakes. This team had five players who scored in double figures.

Freshman forward Deshon Proctor had a near double-double. Proctor had 12 points along with eight rebounds. Sophomore guard Za-Ontay Boothman scored a season-high 14 points with four rebounds and four assists. The Huskies showcased their ability to have multiple players step up if needed. 

Why Southeastern Louisiana can cover

Junior guard Gus Okafor is logging a team-high 12.8 points with 5.4 rebounds per game. Okafor has scored in double figures in nine games, including three straight outings with at least 20 points. The Maryland native had his best performance of the season in a loss to Florida Gulf Coast. He dropped 23 points and five boards.

Senior forward Jalyn Hinton is second on the team in scoring (11.5), first in rebounds (7.4) and field-goal percentage (.584). Hinton has recorded two double-doubles through 12 games. Against SMU, the Massachusetts native had 21 points with 10 boards. Hinton is also a rim protector for this team and blocked at least four shots in four different games. 

How to make SE Louisiana vs. Houston Baptist picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total. It has also generated an against-the-spread pick that hits in 70 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Houston Baptist vs. SE Louisiana? And which side of the spread hits 70 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.

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