Who's Playing

California Baptist @ Sam Houston

Current Records: California Baptist 15-12; Sam Houston 20-6

What to Know

The Sam Houston Bearkats and the California Baptist Lancers are set to square off in a WAC matchup at 7:30 p.m. ET Feb. 23 at Johnson Coliseum. The Bearkats are out to keep their five-game home win streak alive.

The Tarleton State Texans typically have all the answers at home, but on Saturday Sam Houston proved too difficult a challenge. Sam Houston secured a 64-59 W over the Texans.

Meanwhile, California Baptist took their game against the Seattle Redhawks last Wednesday by a conclusive 84-63 score.

Sam Houston is the favorite in this one, with an expected 6-point margin of victory. Their home court has been no bettor's paradise, though, as they've failed to beat the spread in four of their ten home games.

Everything went Sam Houston's way against the Lancers when the two teams previously met in March of last year as they made off with a 65-35 win. The Bearkats' victory shoved California Baptist out of the playoffs, so they have a target on their back.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Johnson Coliseum -- Huntsville, Texas
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Bearkats are a solid 6-point favorite against the Lancers, 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 7-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Sam Houston have won both of the games they've played against California Baptist in the last nine years.

  • Mar 09, 2022 - Sam Houston 65 vs. California Baptist 35
  • Jan 26, 2022 - Sam Houston 73 vs. California Baptist 68