Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Cardinals versus the Vaqueros? Tip off is at at 7:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at UTRGV Fieldhouse in Edinburg, TX. The over/under for this game is set at 155.5 points, and the Vaqueros are the home favorites against the Cardinals in a non-conference matchup.

INCARNATE WORD CARDINALS VS TEXAS-RIO GRANDE VALLEY VAQUEROS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros -4

This game will be played at UTRGV Fieldhouse at 7:30 ET on Saturday, December 30th.

WHY BET THE TEXAS-RIO GRANDE VALLEY VAQUEROS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Vaqueros.
  • Not only will Texas-Rio Grande Valley pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 155.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will Incarnate Word Find a Way to Win on the Road?

Incarnate Word enters today’s game with a 4-7 record. Over their last ten road games, including last year, Incarnate Word has gone 2-8. Incarnate Word has a winning record against the spread, sitting at 5-4-1. Over their last five games, the team is 3-2 ATS.

Through 11 games, Incarnate Word has an over/under record of 5-5-0 with their games averaging a combined 151.5 points per game so far. The Cardinals’ last five games have culminated with an average of 146 points per game and an over/under record of 1-4.

In contrast to their season average of 74.9 points per game, the Incarnate Word had a below average performance. They scored 67 points against UIC and had a field goal percentage of 38.9%. Leading the team in scoring was Josiah Hammons with 23 points. Alex Anderson also added 17 points for the Cardinals.

Currently, the Cardinals’ defense holds the 250th rank in the nation, allowing 78.0 points per game. The Incarnate Word defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 66 points and allowed UIC to connect on 8 threes.

Will the Vaqueros Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

The Texas-Rio Grande Valley team comes into today’s game against Incarnate Word with a 3-9 record overall. Looking back at their last ten home games, which includes last year, Texas-Rio Grande Valley has a record of 4-6. Texas-Rio Grande Valley has an ATS record below .500, currently at 4-6. When playing away, the Vaqueros are 3-2 vs. the spread, while at home they are 1-4 ATS.

So far, Texas-Rio Grande Valley’s games have averaged 150.2 points per game with the average over/under line being 152.3 points. The Vaqueros’ have recorded an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 152 points per game.

In their latest game, Texas-Rio Grande Valley offense put up 68 points against Chicago State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 38% and made 3 threes. Offensively, the Vaqueros have a season long field goal percentage of 42%, which is 326th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 404th in percentage and 349th in three-pointers made.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Texas-Rio Grande Valley is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 79.6 points per game (263rd). The Texas-Rio Grande Valley defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 78 points and allowed Chicago State to connect on 4 threes.