Looking to win big? The Cardinals and Islanders face off at 4:30 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 148 points, and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is favored by -4.5 vs. Lamar in a Southland conference matchup.

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

The Pick: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders -4.5

This game will be played at American Bank Center at 4:30 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.

WHY BET THE TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI ISLANDERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Islanders.
  • Not only will Texas A&M-Corpus Christi pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for Lamar?

The Lamar Cardinals enter this game with a 12-9 record, including a 6-2 mark in Southland Conference play. They have won three straight games, including a 98-73 victory over New Orleans.

On the road this season, Lamar is just 1-8, and their average scoring margin is -9.4 points per game. They have lost two straight road games and are 1-9 in their last 10.

As the underdog this season, Lamar has gone 6-4 vs. the spread. They have an overall ATS mark of 13-6. On the road, the Cardinals are 4-5 ATS this year and 5-5 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 148 is lower than the average over/under line in Lamar’s games this season (150). So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 149 points, which is right in line with their season average of 155.8 points per game.

In their recent matchup, the Lamar offense ended with 98 points against New Orleans. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 54.1% and made 5 threes. BB Knight led the scoring for the Cardinals, contributing 23 points. Additionally, Errol White chipped in with 16 points.

At this time, the Cardinals’ defense is positioned 245th in the country, permitting 75.6 points per game. In today’s game, the Lamar defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 5 three-pointers while giving up 73 points.

Are the Islanders Ready for a Home Win?

With their win over Texas A&M-Commerce, the Islanders have now won two straight games, and they have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games at home.

So far this season, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has been favored in nine of their 21 games, going 6-3 in those games. At home, they have a record of 3-3, and their average scoring margin is +3.0 points per game.

As the favorite this season, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has gone 6-3 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 4-2. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Islanders are 7-3.

Today’s over/under line of 148 is higher than the average over/under line in Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s games this season (146.5). This year, 12 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 130 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi offense tallied 69 points in a matchup against Texas A&M-Commerce. Their field goal percentage for the game was 35.3%, and they made 6 threes. Offensively, the Islanders have a season long field goal percentage of 43%, which is 324th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 379th in percentage and 326th in three-pointers made.

This season, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi defense has been impressive, holding the 49th position in the country while permitting an average of 66.2 points per contest. So far, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi defense is giving up an average of 6.2 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.7 times per game (562nd).