The Colonels and Islanders are set to face off at 4:30 ET on ESPN+. The Islanders will host the game at American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX. The over/under for this Southland conference contest is set at 143 points, with the Islanders being the favored team playing at home against the Colonels.

NICHOLLS COLONELS VS TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI ISLANDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders -5

This game will be played at American Bank Center at 4:30 ET on Saturday, January 20th.

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 -5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 143 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.

Can The Colonels Secure a Road Victory?

Through 17 games, Nicholls has an 8-9 record, including a 3-1 mark in Southland Conference action. On the road, they are just 3-7, and their average scoring margin is -8.8 points per game.

As the underdog, the Colonels have gone 2-7 this season, and they have been the underdog nine times compared to being favored five times. In their last game, they defeated New Orleans, 78-75.

As the underdog this season, Nicholls has an ATS record of 6-3. On the road, their ATS mark is 6-4 and over their last 10 road games, they are 6-4 vs. the spread. In their last 3 road games, the Colonels are 1-2 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 143 is exactly in line with the average over/under line in Nicholls’ games this season (145.1). So far, their over/under record sits at 7-7. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 144 points, which is slightly lower than their average over/under mark for the year.

In their previous game, the Colonels’ offense finished with 78 points, which is right in line with their current average of 73.9 points per contest. Jamal West Jr. is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 16.9 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Rob Brown III brings a PPG average of 12.1 into the game.

Currently, the Colonels’ defense holds the 248th rank in the nation, allowing 76.0 points per game. Against New Orleans in their most recent game, the Nicholls defense gave up a total of 75 points while allowing New Orleans to hit 52% of their shots.

Does Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Have a Shot at a Home Win?

So far this season, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has been slightly better at home compared to on the road. The Islanders are 2-2 at home compared to 4-5 on the road, and they have gone 8-2 in their last 10 home games.

Today, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is favored by 5 points, and they have gone 3-3 in games they have been favored in this season. Their overall record is 10-7, and they are coming off a 73-68 win over Southeastern Louisiana.

As the favorite, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has gone 3-3 vs. the spread this season. At home, their ATS mark is 2-2, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Islanders are 6-3-1.

Today’s over/under line of 143 is lower than the average over/under line of 147.8 in Texas A&M-Corpus Christi games this season. So far, 8 of their games have finished with less than 143 points. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 148 points.

In their previous game, the Islanders’ offense finished with 73 points, which is right in line with their current average of 77 points per contest. Leading Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in scoring vs. Southeastern Louisiana was Jordan Roberts with his 17 points. Garry Clark also added 12 points for the Islanders.

The Islanders’ defense is presently ranked 77th nationally, allowing an average of 67.5 points per contest. The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 68 points and allowed Southeastern Louisiana to connect on 7 threes.