Looking to win big? The Cardinals and Islanders face off at 8:30 ET on ESPN+. The Islanders are hosting the game at American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX. The over/under for this game is set at 147 points, and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is favored by -14 vs. Incarnate Word in a Southland conference matchup.

INCARNATE WORD CARDINALS VS TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI ISLANDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Incarnate Word Cardinals +14

This game will be played at American Bank Center at 8:30 ET on Wednesday, March 6th.

WHY BET THE INCARNATE WORD CARDINALS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Islanders.
  • Even though we have Texas A&M-Corpus Christi winning straight-up, we like Incarnate Word at +14.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for Incarnate Word?

Incarnate Word enters this game with a record of 8-22 and a losing streak of five games. They are 3-13 in Southland Conference play and 5-9 in non-conference games.

On the road, the Cardinals are 3-14 this season and have lost four straight games away from home. For the year, they are being outscored by an average of 9.6 points per game.

Incarnate Word’s ATS record this season is 10-16-1, including a road ATS mark of 6-10-1. As the underdog, the Cardinals have gone 10-11-1 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Incarnate Word has a 4-6 ATS record.

Incarnate Word’s over/under record this season is 15-12 and their games have averaged 151.1 points. Today’s over/under line of 147 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (148.4). In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 156 points.

The Incarnate Word offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 56 points versus Southeastern Louisiana. During the game, they attempted 35 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 32.8%. Offensively, the Cardinals hold a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, placing them 299th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 240th in terms of percentage and 153rd in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Cardinals’ defense is positioned 312nd in the country, permitting 78.8 points per game. Against Southeastern Louisiana, the Cardinals’ defense gave up 73 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Southeastern Louisiana only made 7 free-throws.

Can Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Pull Off a Home Win?

After winning their last game against New Orleans, the Islanders have now won six games in a row, and they have an overall record of 20-10. At home, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has gone 8-3 this season, and their average scoring margin at home is +7.7 points per game.

So far, the Islanders have been favored in 16 games this season, and they have a record of 12-4 in those games. In their last 10 games at home, they have gone 9-1.

As the favorite this season, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has gone 9-6-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Islanders have a 6-3-1 ATS mark. At home, they are 7-4 ATS this year and 18-7-1 overall. In their last three home games, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is 1-2 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 147 is similar to the average over/under line in Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s games this season (145.4). So far, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average of 150 points scored in those matchups.

In their recent matchup, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi offense ended with 73 points against New Orleans. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 45.5% and made 2 threes. The team’s top scorer is Garry Clark, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 13.2, while Dian Wright-Forde also carries a PPG average of 10.5 into the game.

So far, the Islanders’ defense is ranked 40th in the country at 66.5 points per contest. Against New Orleans in their most recent game, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi defense gave up a total of 60 points while allowing New Orleans to hit 45% of their shots.