The Lamar Cardinals will look to pull off the huge upset over No. 15 Houston when they take to the field at TDECU Stadium in Houston on Saturday. The spread and college football betting odds for this mismatch have not been released yet, although, oddmakers will surely expect Houston to win by a large margin, so don’t be surprised if the Cougars get a crazy spread for this weekend affair. In the meantime, let’s review how both teams are doing and get into some betting analysis heading to this match.
Lamar vs Houston Week 2 College Football Betting Analysis
When: Saturday, September 10, 2016, 12:00
Where: TDECU Stadium
Bet The Lamar Cardinals Because…
Lamar got spanked in their humbling 38-14 season opening loss against Coastal Carolina last weekend. After holding the Chanticleers to a paltry three points in the first half, Lamar gave up 35 second half points while getting shut out.
“I like the energy that we played with in the opening half,” said Lamar head coach Ray Woodard. “I liked our mindset at halftime, and the way we started the third quarter. We had the ball and we were driving in the third quarter and I thought if we could punch it in here we can really start to disrupt what they want to do offensively. All of a sudden an interception, the ball goes the other way and we couldn’t overcome it. I wasn’t particularly happy with any of our three phases of the game after that.”
Bet The Houston Cougars Because…
The Houston Cougars rolled all over No. 3 Oklahoma in its 33-23 regular season opener last weekend as quarterback Greg Ward Jr. completed 23 of 40 passes for 321 yards and two touchdowns and running back Duke Catalon added 88 rushing yards on 22 carries.
“We were prepared to win. We expected to win. We train to win,” Herman said. “It wasn’t about making a statement, it was about going 1-0 the first week of the season.”
The Cougars only allowed the Sooners to score six second half points in the commanding win.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Lamar is 0-5 SU in is last five games and an identical 0-5 SU in its last five road games. Conversely, Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games, 4-2 SU in its last six home dates and a blistering 15-1 SU in its last 16 games overall. The Cougars will win this contest going away!
My Pick: Houston 63 Lamar 14