Planning on watching today’s Cowboys and Islanders game? Catch the action at American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX, as the Islanders hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Cowboys come into this Southland conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 142 points.

MCNEESE STATE COWBOYS VS TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI ISLANDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders +3.5

This game will be played at American Bank Center at 7:00 ET on Monday, January 22nd.

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

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Islanders.
  • Not only will Texas A&M-Corpus Christi pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can the Cowboys Grab a Win on the Road?

McNeese State has been dominant this season, going 16-2 overall and 5-0 in Southland Conference play. They have won 10 straight games, including their last game against Incarnate Word, 80-66.

On the road, the Cowboys have been nearly as good as they have been at home. They are 7-2 on the road this season and have won their last five games away from home. Their average scoring margin on the road is +8.0 points per game.

McNeese State has gone just 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games as the favorite. On the road, their ATS record is 5-4 this season and 0-3 in their last 3 games.

McNeese State’s over/under record for the season is 8-6 and today’s over/under line of 142 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this season (141.8). So far, eight of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 146 points compared to their season average of 141.1 points per game.

McNeese State’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 80 points vs. Incarnate Word. Overall, they hit 52.9% of their shots from the field and went 22/26 from the free-throw line. Mike Saunders led the scoring for the Cowboys, contributing 20 points. Additionally, Christian Shumate chipped in with 13 points.

McNeese State’s defense has been playing well, ranking 7th nationally, with 60.8 points allowed per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, McNeese State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 34.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 29.0% this season.

Will the Islanders Make it Happen at Home?

With a 3-2 record at home this season, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has been playing better at home compared to their 4-5 record on the road. The Islanders have won three straight games at home.

On the season, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has gone 11-7, and they are 4-1 in Southland Conference play. They have won two straight games coming into this one, and over their last ten games at home, they are 8-2.

As the underdog, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has been outstanding against the spread this season, going 6-1. Their overall ATS record is 10-4. At home, the Islanders are 3-2 vs. the spread and they have gone 4-2 ATS in their last 10 home games. Over their last three games as the underdog, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is 3-0 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 142 for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s game against McNeese State is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (147.6). So far, their over/under record is 4-10. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 144 points and their OU record during this stretch is 2-1.

Coming off their recent game, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi offense tallied 69 points in a matchup against Nicholls. Their field goal percentage for the game was 39.7%, and they made 3 threes. Garry Clark led the team in scoring, putting up 22 points. Additionally, Dian Wright-Forde contributed 14 points for the Islanders.

Currently, the Islanders’ defense holds the 68th rank in the nation, allowing 67.0 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.0 threes per game vs. McNeese State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 26.6%.